VPS6 Manager, Employee Support

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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For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/CW/631577
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Manager - Employee Support.docx (Word, 136KB)

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Contact: Sue-Ellen Woolley
0447 824 331

Position Details


You will provide authoritative, strategic and evidence-based advice and expertise to the department in relation to employee wellbeing and support. This will include leading and facilitating the implementation of appropriate and fit for purpose employee wellbeing and support services in support of the department's commitment to creating a safe and healthy workplace.

You will interface with and act as the primary point of contact for internal and external stakeholders in relation to employee support services.

You will be required to represent the Health, Safety and Wellbeing team, the People and Culture branch and the department at inter-agency and state-wide forums, conferences, committees and relevant working groups. This role will require you to be passionate about making a difference in a diverse and exciting workplace.


  • Experienced in providing strong leadership, advice and expertise in relation to employee supports to facilitate enhanced health and safety outcomes for employees?
  • Passionate about leading best practice, innovative and proactive employee support?
  • A talented leader with a proven track record, who can exercise influence and drive collaboration across a diverse stakeholder group?


  • Lead the wellbeing function across the DFFH profile. Effectively manage and provide leadership to direct reports by supporting individuals to achieve their potential and contribute to organisational goals. Demonstrate behaviours that are in line with the department's values.
  • Manage and monitor the department's contracts with its employee support service providers for optimal service delivery and value for money.
  • Work with the Department of Health as part of a shared service arrangement to continue to develop, refine and maintain the peer support network in line with best practice.

Please open the position description to read more.


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) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> 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 (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

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