Senior Project Officer

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Job Details
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Department: Safer Care Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/SCV/497308
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: until 01/08/2020
Attachments: 2019-07-05 PD VPS5 Senior Project Officer 497308.docx (Word, 73KB)
Job Specification

2019-07-05 PD VPS5 Senior Project Officer 497308.pdf (PDF, 142KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Adj. Assoc. Prof. Ann Maree Keenan
03 9096 0222

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1 x Fixed Term, Full time till 1/08/2020

Office Location(s):
 3/50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 

Position Summary:

This is a unique opportunity to join the Safer Care Victoria Office of the Chiefs to support the Chief Clinical Officers in their functions and to provide project support and advice to Safer Care Victoria and more broadly in the Department of Health and Human Services. The Senior Project Officer will primarily support the Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer and Senior Maternity Advisor and will be responsible for discrete pieces of work that promote the nursing and midwifery professions and delivering the Safer Care Victoria vision.

Are you:

  • Passionate about improving the quality and safety of health care in Victoria?
  • A highly motivated and experienced project officer?
  • A clear communicator, who can work with a variety of stakeholders?
  • A confident, detail-focussed researcher with the ability to work autonomously?
  • Good at complex problem solving and able to multitask?


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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