Senior Project Officer, Homes Victoria

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 (

Job Details
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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DFFH/HW/CW/664601
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 18/10/2024
Attachments: 664601 - VPS 5 - Senior Project Officer - Position Description 2022 v3.docx (Word, 362KB)
Job Specification

664601 - VPS 5 - Senior Project Officer - Position Description 2022 v3.pdf (PDF, 237KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Teresa Pereira
0484 308 074

Position Details


  • Passionate about driving change to achieve better outcomes for Victorians?
  • Experienced and passionate about customer/ client voice and participation, and in the co-design and delivery of policy and outcomes using this collaborative approach?
  • Experienced in and thrive in navigating complex and challenging situations to achieve better outcomes?

 Homes Victoria is committed to putting the Person at the Centre of the work it does.  As part of team contributing to the Person at the Centre, you will be developing and delivering on a strategy to ensure Homes Victoria is delivering on the commitment as outlined in the Homes Victoria 10-Year Strategy.

Given the role is supporting all areas of the organisation, it is reporting to the Manager, Person at the Centre Service Design and you will be responsible for delivering on elements that support the holistic approach to Person at the Centre across Homes Victoria and its funded services.  The position is part of a small, dynamic fast-paced team developing the overarching strategy, and supporting implementation of services that are designed around what people accessing our services are telling us they need.  This work will in turn seek to shift the whole organisation to a better service design approach with the aspiration of embedding this work across the organisation.  


1. Provide authoritative advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare and present detailed reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex matters.

2. Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.

3. Where responsible for overseeing, monitoring or delivering projects, ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines.

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) <> 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 (

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

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