Program Manager

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: Strategic Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/20035738
Closing Date: 26-Apr-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: Until 30/06/2022
Attachments: PD.docx (Word, 445KB)
Job Specification

VPSG-6 Application Form.docx (Word, 640KB)
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Contact: Mary McEvoy
9247 3091 or

Position Details

  • VPSG-6 range $115,136 - $154,076 p.a. + super + leave loading
  • One (1) full time, fixed term (until 30/06/2022) position available
  • Working within the Office of the Executive Director, Human Resources Department located at Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street, Melbourne*

About the role

Victoria Police is currently recruiting an additional 2,729 police officers and 100 Protective Services Officers over and above natural attrition. The Program Manager will be responsible for providing high level oversight and will ensure co-ordination, effective integration and timely delivery of a suite of cross organisational projects to deliver the additional resources within prescribed time frames. Integrated activities include marketing, recruitment, training and infrastructure activities. The role will also undertake the Secretariat function for the 2729 Steering Committee. The role will formally sit within the Office of the Executive Director, Human Resources Department (HRD) and will report to the Executive Director, HRD.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Delivering high level specialist advice, identifying and evaluating strategic issues and risks and developing contingency plans and solutions.
  • Establishing strong networks with key stakeholders, driving timely communication and managing expectations and outcomes.
  • Coordinating with other business units to support delivery of CSS and project priorities.
  • Working with relevant advisory and governance committees and project workgroups.
  • Management of all elements of the project cycle including the development of detailed project plans, governance, reporting, implementation and post implementation reviews.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated record of achievement at a senior level in successfully managing complex large-scale projects in accordance with organisational frameworks and recognised project management methodologies.
  • Extensive senior project management experience in all elements of a project cycle.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and demonstrated capacity to initiate and manage stakeholder relationships and expectations.
  • Highly developed conceptual and analytical skills with the proven ability to interpret and present information and the ability to identify and resolve potential risks on legislative, industrial relations and policy issues associated with implementation of major projects.
  • Proven ability to monitor client and stakeholder satisfaction, and constructively manage stakeholder issues to ensure positive outcomes for the stakeholder and the Department.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be highly desirable.
  • The incumbent will be required to complete the OHS requirements of the organisation, which may include local level training relating to equipment usage and Hazardous Chemicals.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.

*Your usual place of work will be within the Office of the Executive Director, Human Resources 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 Mary McEvoy, Office of Executive Director HRD on (03) 9247 3091 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, Thursday 26 April 2018.

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