Senior Project Officer

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/MHW/1800264
Closing Date: 26-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: Fixed Term until 30/06/2025
Attachments: 723864PD-VPS5-SeniorProjectOfficer-SPARO.pdf (PDF, 174KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Eileesh Diviney
0428 348 051

Position Details


  • Join DH as Senior Project Officer, Suicide Prevention and Response Programs! 
  • Full Time, Fixed Term until 30/06/2025
  • Melbourne CBD/Hybrid + VPS 5 Salary + EAP + more VPS Benefits!

About the role: 

The Senior Project Officer, Suicide Prevention and Response Programs, leads and supports in the delivery of end-to-end program management of suicide prevention and response initiatives, including design, implementation, reporting and monitoring, financial acquittals and evaluation.

The Senior Project Officer will facilitate and strengthen relationships across government and with external stakeholders. Alongside the Manager, the Senior Project Officer will work collaboratively with government departments and agencies, non-government organisations, peak bodies and people with lived and living experience of suicide.

About us: 

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.  

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. 

Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate:

The successful applicant will have demonstrated project management, communication and stakeholder management skills, and will work well within a team to achieve team goals. This role provides a unique opportunity to be part of diverse branch and play a key role in addressing some of the most important issues facing our community.

In addition, successful applicant will possess:

  • Demonstrated experience with all aspects of project coordination
  • Ability to prepare complex briefs and other forms of written communication
  • Ability to use contemporary approaches to partnership and engagement with people with lived and living experience of suicide and strive for consistency in approaches and methodologies
  • Highly developed skills in planning and managing risks 

To learn more, please refer to the attached position description. 

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply: 

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Click the ‘Apply' button to view further information about the role including key contact details and the advertisement closing date. 

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. We continue to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of all Victorians. 

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at Please view our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of 3 vaccinations (including booster) against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through JSE rather than via external advertisement. 

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