Manager, Diverse Communities and Projects, Inclusion and Engagement

Family Safety Victoria is the first government agency dedicated to ending family violence. It will deliver key initiatives to help protect, support and identify risk for those impacted by family violence and hold perpetrators to account. We also coordinate access to services that support vulnerable children and families. We are working across government and with our partners in the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors to transform services and introduce new practices to make it easier for people to get the help, protection, and support they need. By leading collaboration and engagement for Victoria’s family violence response we will make sure victim survivors remain at the heart of these changes, and that services are safe, accessible and culturally appropriate. At Family Safety Victoria, everything we do begins with a deep understanding of people’s lived experiences and the specialist expertise of the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on
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Department: Family Safety Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/FSV/507817
Closing Date: 26-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: Until 28 August 2019
Attachments: 2018-09-11 Manager - Diverse Communities & Projects - Final PD.docx (Word, 212KB)
Job Specification

2018-09-11 Manager - Diverse Communities & Projects - Final PD.pdf (PDF, 165KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sally Richardson,Assistant Director
(03) 9194 3203

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Melbourne, CBD 

Position Summary:


Manager, Diverse Communities and Projects

As a Manager in the Inclusion and Engagement Branch, you will be required to lead work on and prepare, within tight timeframes, high quality briefings, discussion papers, presentations, reports and other documentation related to key policy initiatives and projects. Leading a small team, this position will be required to prepare expert advice to senior management and other stakeholder and to oversee high level secretariat functions.

The Manager will need to provide leadership and advice on effective internal and external stakeholder engagement, including building and maintaining effective relationships with diverse communities, service sectors, other branches within Family Safety Victoria and other Government Departments. The Manager and team will support the work of the Branch to embed an understanding and responsiveness to diverse communities across the family violence reforms. The role also includes leading or co-leading on the development and implementation of program initiatives for a range of diverse communities.

Are you

  • Able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to build productive relationships to ensure positive outcomes for stakeholders and the department?
  • A high performing leader, with a background in leading and overseeing the successful functioning of high level committees and working groups?
  • Able to demonstrate a strong track record in the delivery of complex policy and implementation projects within government?
  • Able to develop complex policy advice?

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 review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website:

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.

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