Senior Program Manager

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children's rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Strategic Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CV0361A
Closing Date: 22-Dec-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2019
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.PDF (PDF, 160KB)

CV0361 Senior Program Manager Position Description.doc (Word, 863KB)

Contact: Nicole Pascoe on (03) 8684 1284

Position Details

Who we are

In the Strategic Policy and Planning Division of Corrections Victoria we are the analysts, writers, networkers and researchers who help formulate the strategic direction of Corrections Victoria. As a major arm of the Department of Justice and Regulation, Corrections Victoria is a key pillar of the State's criminal justice system and plays a unique role in contributing to the Government's community safety agenda. Our division plays a central role within the organisation in developing and influencing evidence-based correctional policies.

What you'll do

As the Senior Program Manager you will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of policies, frameworks and procedures to address emerging issues relevant to the correctional system. Building on your project management experience, your initial focus will be on overseeing and developing the Department of Justice and Regulation's Forensic Disability Services Project.

Under the leadership of the General Manager, Strategic Projects and Policy, you will manage a small team responsible for undertaking consultation and research, identifying and analysing policy trends and providing authoritative advice to senior management.

You will be working in an area of significant impact, with a dual focus on improving the rehabilitative outcomes of prisoners and offenders and on maintaining community safety

Key projects

We have some exciting new projects underway, which include:

  • examining innovative approaches to reducing reoffending
  • a range of strategy and policy work for specific cohorts such as remandees, women, prisoners and offenders with a disability, older prisoners and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

What we look for

If you are an experienced leader and project manager, with a track record of working across Government and with external agencies to develop and implement operational policies, then we want to hear from you. Experience in the disability services sector would be an advantage.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond. 

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