Project Officer

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20017211A
Closing Date: 29-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $85,279 - $96,759
Job Duration: Ongoing, Full Time
Attachments: 1. Position Description C3061.docx (Word, 447KB)
Job Specification

2. VPS Application Form (PCS CESST VPS4).docx (Word, 639KB)
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Contact: Bec Jolly
9247 3576 /

Position Details

About the role:
The aim of the role is to deliver good practice community engagement throughout Victoria Police through ongoing collaboration between regional and corporate police partners. The role will support the organisation's strategic direction for community engagement by contributing to regional capability improvement and project development and delivery.

The role sits with the Strategic Community Engagement Team within the Priorities Communities Division and will be supervised by the Community Engagement Portfolio Manager.

Your duties will include:

  • Support and coordinate delivery of key projects associated with the implementation of community engagement strategies, action plans and associated frameworks to operationalise and embed core components of the Victorian Government Community Safety Statement and Victoria Police Capability Plan 2016-2025.
  • Support divisional management and collaborate with regional community engagement teams to inform the planning, strategic alignment and delivery of localised responses.
  • Apprise corporate partners of regional community engagement issues and opportunities.
  • Coordinate, develop and deliver resources and initiatives to support improvement of police community engagement capability.  
  • Contribute to and inform the development and implementation of community engagement data collection, including consistent reporting at local and strategic levels, and collating and disseminating good practice.
  • Develop working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Experience in development and delivery of community related projects.
  • Ability to implement discrete elements of projects, in line with strategic direction.
  • Contemporary knowledge of community engagement issues concerning policing, including responses relating to priority (marginalised) communities.
  • Ability to identify relevant stakeholders and develop productive partnerships.
  • Ability to influence and drive cultural change and capability.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills to clearly articulate purpose and vision.
  • Highly developed research and analytical skills used to inform direction.  
  • Ability to prioritise and manage significant workloads under strict timelines.
  • Adaptable to work both independently and as part of a dynamic team.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street, Docklands
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form - attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Thursday 29 August 2019 - No applications will be accepted via email.

For further information on this role please contact: Bec Jolly on 9247 3576 or via email

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 9247 5113.

About Us:

Victoria Police is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

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