Senior Project Officer (Communications Adviser)

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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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Communications, Marketing and Media
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20032176C
Closing Date: 23-Jul-2017
Salary Range: $92,253 - $111,619
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3102docx.docx (Word, 430KB)
Job Specification

Application Form.docx (Word, 628KB)
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Contact: Erin Duncan on (03) 9247 5308

Position Details

  • VPSG5 range $92,253 - $111,619 p.a. + super + leave loading
  • One (1) full time, fixed term position available until 30 June 2018
  • Working within the Media & Corporate Communications, Department located at the Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street, Docklands*


About the role:

As the successful applicant, you will be working within the Media & Corporate Communications Department supporting the VEOHRC Review Response, Partnership and Innovation (VRRPI&I) team which has been established to lead and coordinate the implementation of the recommendations of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) independent review into sexual harassment, including sex discrimination and predatory behaviour, in Victoria Police. 

The focus of this role is to implement the endorsed Communications and Engagement Strategy for Victoria Police employees.  As an internal communications role within a complex project, the role emphasis is provide advice and delivering on specific initiatives to connect with different employee audiences, using a range of channels (e.g. written, audio, video, focus groups, intranet resources) to support cultural reform.


Some of your duties will include:

  • Managing and conducting strategic research projects including the analysis and assessment of issues using appropriate research techniques and methods.
  • Preparing high quality and comprehensive briefs, written reports and correspondence articulating trends, opportunities and risks associated with a planned course of action.
  • Providing timely, authoritative and specialist advice and solutions using a range of communication media to stakeholders on governance and strategic issues related to proposal, project/program and portfolio management.
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with relevant internal and external stakeholders while synthesising information from a range of sources  to provide assistance via timely and accurate strategic advice.
  • Leading the provision of quality and timely outputs against the group's responsibilities by identifying and actively managing emerging opportunities, issues and risks.
  • Providing leadership and support to contribute to the delivery of Division, Command and Department objectives as required.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

Skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated superior level communication skills, including the ability to write concise
    reports, briefs and correspondence and highly developed interpersonal skills with the proven ability to establish and sustain effective working relationships.

    Knowledge and experience of organisational/culture change communications.
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to drive cultural reform, change and project management, including project analysis, research, systems analysis, developing and coordinating strategic projects in a complex environment.
  • Proven ability to provide authoritative advice and solutions on governance and strategic issues.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, public sector issues and procedures in a complex environment.
  • Proven ability to monitor client and stakeholder satisfaction, and constructively manage stakeholder issues to ensure positive outcomes for the stakeholder and the Department.
  • A proven record of ethical behaviour and a demonstrated commitment to the Victoria Police Code of Ethics and Conduct, Financial Code of Practice, and Organisational Values.


Requirements and relevant information:

*Your usual place of work will be within the Media Corporate Communications Department, however you may be required to work at any other division within the Department as required.



How to Apply

Please click the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this advertisement. Please view the full Position Description attached to this advertisement before applying. If you are experiencing accessibility issues, please open the Position Description through Acrobat Reader.


When opening the Application Form which is attached to the advertisement, please ‘save' a copy to complete.  Please note that applicants are NOT required to respond to each key selection criteria listed in the position description.  

Applications must include:

     -    Resume

     -    Completed application form


If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Erin Duncan on (03) 9247 5308 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 requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact  the VPS Recruitment Team via email


Please note: No applications will be accepted via email, applicants must click on “Apply Now” to submit an application.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 23 July 2017.

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