Principal Project Officer, Service Development & Implementation - Support & Safety Hub Operations Branch

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/539462
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $116,863 - $156,387
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: 2018-09-13 FSV 539462 PD FINAL.docx (Word, 374KB)
Job Specification

2018-09-13 FSV 539462 PD FINAL.pdf (PDF, 176KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Sarah Nesbitt
(03) 9194 3232

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Melbourne CBD 

Position Summary:

Principal Project Manager

The establishment of 17 Support and Safety Hubs (Hubs) across Victoria was a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the Roadmap to Reform, and is part of a long-term plan to end family violence in Victoria and help better support and protect vulnerable children.

The Hubs will deliver a fundamental change to the way we work with women, children and young people experiencing family violence and families in need of support with the care, wellbeing and development of children and young people.

The Support and Safety Hubs is a significant government project with a high public profile. The Principal Project Manager has a central role in identifying and managing critical interdependencies across the Support and Safety Hubs project, other family violence reforms and major projects to ensure effective project management and delivery.

Reporting to the Director, Service Development and Implementation, you will work closely with the Hubs Operations executive team and the broader Family Safety Victoria executive team to progress the development and implementation of the Support and Safety Hub project. You will be supported by a VPS5 Project Manager.

The successful applicant will be experienced in applying structured project management methods, with a preference for PRINCE2 or PME.

Are you

  • A skilled project manager with experience delivering projects through the full project life cycle?
  • Focussed on service system improvements and redesign?
  • A good communicator able to engage and collaborate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders?


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.
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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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