Senior Project Officer, Aboriginal Strategy Unit, 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: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/FSV/543287
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: Various
Attachments: 2018-09-17 Senior Project officer - VPS 5 Final PD V2.docx (Word, 375KB)
Job Specification

2018-09-17 Senior Project officer - VPS 5 Final PD V2.pdf (PDF, 178KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Camilla Macdonell/Alan Dewis
Mob: 0427 105 583 / 0447357193

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 03

Office Location(s):
 Melbourne, CBD

Position Summary:


Senior Project Officer x3 positions – Aboriginal Strategy Unit

Three fixed term VPS 5 Senior Project Officer positions are available to lead critical work within the Aboriginal Strategy Unit in the Inclusion and Engagement Branch at Family Safety Victoria.  One position is until 30/09/2020 and two positions are until 30/09/2019.

The three positions will work as part of a collaborative Aboriginal Strategy Unit to support the Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum deliver on its strategic priorities and actions.  The Forum is the key governance structure that brings together Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal services and Government to create a future where Aboriginal people live free from family violence. The positions will build strong relationships across Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal services, Family Safety Victoria, Department of Health and Human Services and other government departments/agencies to support outcomes in line with the new Aboriginal 10 Year Family Violence Agreement.

All three positions will provide high quality policy, project, reporting and stakeholder support to design and deliver actions and monitor progress against the new Aboriginal 10 year Family Violence Agreement and Royal Commission into Family Violence Recommendations.

One position (2 years fixed term) will work in partnership with the Statewide Coordinator to implement recommendations arising from the Review of Indigenous Family Violence Regional Action Groups (IFVRAGs).  This will include partnering with Aboriginal stakeholders in the development of strategic and operational policies, procedures and practices to support the long term leadership and capacity of the eleven IFVRAGs and Regional Coordinators.

Two of the positions (12 months fixed term) will provide policy, project and stakeholder support in consultation with the Partnership Forum to progress the vision and strategic priorities of the new Aboriginal 10 Year Family Violence Agreement and its Action Plans.  One role will focus on the design and creation of Aboriginal service access points within the Orange Door network, whilst the other role will develop an Aboriginal-led Family Violence Industry Strategy, including progressing Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendation 209.


Special Conditions

One of the three Senior Project Officer positions has special measures in place for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

Are you

  • Able to build productive relationships with Aboriginal communities, services and government to achieve collective outcomes?
  • Able to plan and deliver work within a complex policy, service and stakeholder environment?
  • An excellent writer and communicator with outstanding problem solving skills?
  • Are you a flexible, team player?

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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