General Manager, Assessments, Applications and Panel Secretariat

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.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

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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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Prison and Corrective Services
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CV0516
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: General Manager, Assessment, Applications and Panel Secretariat - Position Description.doc (Word, 858KB)

Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

Contact: Sarah Miles on (03) 8684 7119

Position Details

  • Provide quality leadership and oversight of post sentence operations within correctional practices
  • Ongoing, full time role (CBD location)
  • VPS Grade 6 ($115,136-$154,076) plus superannuation  

An exciting senior ongoing opportunity exists for a General Manager, Assessment, Applications and Panel Secretariat within Corrections Victoria.

About Us

The Serious Sex Offenders (Detention and Supervision) Act 2009 (SSODSA) sets out a civil, non-punitive scheme that provides for ongoing supervision or detention of serious sex offenders who have completed their prison sentence and pose an unacceptable risk of committing further sexual offences. Correction Victoria's end-to-end management and delivery of services to serious sex offenders on post-sentence orders occurs through a multi-faceted governance and operating model.

The Post Sentence Branch, within the Offender Management Division of Corrections Victoria, provides central oversight and governance of the post sentence scheme and offenders subject to post sentence orders. It is intended that the scheme will be expanded to serious violent offenders in 2018.

About the Role

The General Manager, Assessment, Applications and Panel Secretariat is responsible for oversight and management of three functional teams within the branch:

  • Assessments: responsible for the assessment of eligible offenders to determine suitability for post sentence order.
  • Applications: responsible for the management of court applications for eligible offenders deemed suitable for post sentence order.
  • Panel Secretariat: supporting the operation of the Multi-Agency Panel and joint coordination and provision of services to offenders subject to the post sentence scheme.

The position will report the Assistant Director, Post Sentence Branch will support the effective management and strategic leadership of the branch as a member of the senior leadership team.

About You

As our ideal candidate, you will demonstrate:

  • experience in providing leadership within a highly complex service delivery area within a legislative framework
  • an ability to provide strategic and authoritative advice to senior management/the Secretary on operational and systemic matters relevant to the delivery and operation of a branch
  • experience in providing supervision to staff, performance planning and reviews to assist their ongoing growth and development.

This position is designed to address high-level government policy, legal, stakeholder and operational priorities. Your ability to utilise your knowledge of service delivery standards in a correctional environment and build an effective network with key stakeholders to provide expert advice will be critical to the success of this role.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

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.

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