Project Lead - Workforce Support

Job Details
Department: Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action
Work Type: Fixed term - part time
Job Function: Education and Training
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50946324SEP
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621
Job Duration: 28 June 2024
Attachments: PD-50946324 VPSG5 Project Lead - Workforce Support.docx (Word, 712KB)

Contact: Luke Pickles
0436 911 576

Position Details

Are you passionate about helping climate action and helping under-represented groups secure employment? Solar Victoria is seeking a dynamic project lead to identify and engage businesses that require workforce support and secure jobs for people who need extra support to find work.

The successful candidate will be experienced and interested in engaging with businesses with employment opportunities in the solar and renewable energy sector to work with as project partners, supporting individuals who may have existing barriers to employment while working with the employer and appointed recruitment agency to facilitate upskilling of candidates and enable the securing of a position in the renewable energy sector.

This is an exceptional opportunity to participate in the Victorian government's ambitious agenda for building capability in the renewable energy supply chain as part of Victoria's transition to a renewable energy future.

About the Project:
Solar Victoria is the lead partner in this project that will assist to build Victoria's renewable energy businesses and support their growth by increasing capacity to meet their workforce needs. This project is supported by the $250 million Jobs Victoria Fund and has been developed as one of several Priority Workforce Projects focused on renewable energy sector. Under the model jobseekers from a range of priority cohorts will be provided with industry relevant training, mentoring and job readiness support. The Project brings together partners including Solar Victoria, Jobs Victoria, Victorian employers in the solar and renewable sectors, the Latrobe Valley Authority and an appointed recruitment agency.

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications


  • Experience in stakeholder engagement, industry outreach or human resource management.


  • Experience in wrap-around employment support and services with experience in working with jobseekers who have barriers to employment.
  • A broad understanding of recruitment and human resources practices with an ability to interpret awards, agreements, legislation, policy and procedures would be highly regarded.
  • A relevant tertiary degree is desirable - e.g. business, human resources, social/community services.
  • Knowledge of businesses in the solar and/or renewable energy sector would be highly regarded.


  • Project Delivery: Translates strategies into programs or projects that enables achievement of outcomes require; Defines governance e.g. success measures, roles and responsibilities, progress monitoring) required to manage risks and maximise probability of success.
  • Stakeholder Management: Identifies issues in common for one or more clients or stakeholders and uses them to build mutually beneficial partnerships; Identifies and responds to stakeholder's underlying needs; Uses understanding of the stakeholder's organisational context to ensure outcomes are achieved.
  • Outcomes Thinking: Establishes mechanisms to monitor impact of work on the community; Ensures team/organisation's operating and delivery model is designed in ways that creates a positive impact on community.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Takes into account wider business context within business unit when considering options to resolve issues. Identifies recurring problems and prevents future recurrence by integrating solutions into work process. Delivers tangible business outcomes as a result of critically evaluating problems from multiple perspectives and delivering effective solutions.

This is a fixed term, part time position (45.6 hours per fortnight) available until 28 June 2024. The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Monday, 2 October 2023.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. 

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  

To be eligible for appointment to this role, applicants will possess corresponding work rights for the advertised employment period. Appointment to an ongoing position is only available to an Australian/New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.  

A Diverse, Inclusive and Flexible Workplace

DEECA welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds and we focus on the essential requirements of the job and being consistent and fair in our treatment of all applicants. We also understand that a balanced life is important to our employees. Talk to us about our flexible options such as working some days from home, starting early or late, working part time, job sharing or accessing paid or unpaid leave.

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