Senior Manager, Royal Commission Defence & Veteran Suicide

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/AS/665007
Closing Date: 09-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 2022-09-21 665007 Senior Manager PD.docx (Word, 130KB)

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Contact: Aaron Coutts
0420 976 583

Position Details


Reporting to the Director, Office for Veterans this position leads a small and dynamic team to support and coordinate the Victorian Government's participation in the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide, a joint Royal Commission of the Commonwealth Government and the state governments. The team coordinates across Victorian Government departments and agencies to develop submissions to the Royal Commission; support State and Commonwealth governance bodies and mechanisms, coordinate Victorian Government responses to requests for information; support Victorian Government witness participation in hearings; and undertake high-level research and analysis and provide high-level policy advice to Cabinet, the Minister for Veterans, Secretary and senior executive on emerging trends and issues related to the State of Victoria's participation in the Royal Commission.


  1. Provide leadership, guidance and timely, high-quality, accurate and authoritative advice, information and reasoned recommendations on matters of a high degree of sensitivity to internal and external stakeholders.
  2. Monitor and report on high priority issues, risks and trends and possible system-wide improvements and prepare and present detailed, comprehensive reports, ministerial briefs, correspondence and Cabinet submissions on complex matters based on comprehensive research, feedback and investigations.
  3. Effectively manage and provide leadership to employees by:
  • fostering a flexible, dynamic and high-performing team culture
  • leading and supporting individuals to achieve their potential and contribution to organisational goals and outcomes
  • modelling behaviours integral to good people management and departmental values
  • where relevant, managing and monitoring specific improvement objectives in annual improvement plans relating to the area of responsibility
  • pro-actively building and maintaining positive relationships with peers and stakeholders across the organisation.

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The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19). The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy(Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees. Please read in full prior to applying.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

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