Manager, Engagement and Co-Design

The Department of Health and Human Servicesᅠdevelops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/CSPD/480894
Closing Date: 02-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $111,484 - $149,188
Job Duration: to 31/08/2018
Attachments: 480894 PD VPS6Mar.2017.docx (Word, 185KB)
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480894 PD VPS6Mar.2017.pdf (PDF, 285KB)
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Contact: Emma Fenby
(03) 9096 2554.

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1
Position Summary:

Manager, Engagement and Co-Design

The Department of Health and Human Services is pursuing fundamental system reform to the way that social and community services are delivered across Victoria – a once-in-a-generation reform to support vulnerable Victorians.

If you are an engagement professional looking to further your experience in co-designing ground-breaking new services with the people that use and provide those services, this unique role will provide the opportunity to utilise your expertise and expand your creativity. The Engagement and Co-Design Manager, Transformation Office will lead and inspire a team of engagement practitioners, communications experts and project officers delivering human-centred and co-design processes and products for services and programs.

You will provide leadership on a series of complex, high-profile reform projects including assisting project directors to scope, articulate and plan for engagement and co-design projects; to augment and quicken the pace of project development/delivery and create and manage an environment for innovative work and design thinking in respect of the suite of relevant projects. 

Are you

  • A community and stakeholder engagement professional with a passion for understanding the people who use and provide social services?
  • A problem solver and strategic thinker who can lead the development of practical and creative solutions to service design challenges?
  • A collaborator who thrives on co-creating quality communications, project plans and reports?


How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

The Department of Health and Human Services has undergone a merger. Please note, as an interim measure, for further information please review both websites: and

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