Business Improvement Manager - Projects

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ1378
Closing Date: 30-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: Position Description - DJ1378 - Business Improvement Manager (Projects) - VPS5 Fixed Term.docx (Word, 539KB)

Contact: Erica Paddle on 0407 367 042

Position Details

  • Utilise your project management experience to ensure the delivery of complex projects in the Post Sentence Branch team.
  • Fixed term role available until 31/12/2023.
  • VPS Grade 5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation.


The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Business Improvement Manager (Projects) to provide a critical role in the Post Sentence Branch.


About the business unit

The Offender Services Division of Corrections Victoria is responsible for providing best practice interventions which aim to reduce the risk of reoffending including quality assurance systems for risk assessment and case management, offending behaviour programs, and transition and reintegration supports. The Offender Services Division has responsibility for the post-sentence supervision scheme.

The Post Sentence Branch, within the Offender Services Division of Corrections Victoria, provides central oversight and governance of the post sentence scheme and offenders subject to post sentence orders. The Serious Offenders Act 2018 sets out a civil, non-punitive scheme that provides for the ongoing supervision or detention of serious sex and/or serious violent offenders who have completed their sentence and pose an unacceptable risk of committing further relevant offences. Corrections Victoria's end-to-end management and delivery of services to serious offenders on post-sentence orders occurs through a multi-faceted governance and operating model.


About the role

Reporting to the General Manager Assessments, Applications and Panel Secretariat, Post Sentence Branch, the Business Improvement Manager (Projects) is responsible for performing a range of functions related to business improvements across the Post Sentence Branch and project management. One of the key projects for this role is the project management of the construction and operationalisation of the Harper Disability Residential Facility.

Some of the duties will include;

  • Lead the identification, development and implementation of new initiatives and projects associated with the Post Sentence Branch.
  • Identify and analyse emerging strategic policy issues related to serious sex and/or violent offender management, and trends and linkages relevant to the correctional environment.
  • Provide authoritative advice to interdepartmental and executive steering committees, including preparation of Ministerial and senior management briefings on government policy, legal and operational priorities for the correctional environment.
  • Ensure delivery of complex projects involving the input and interests of other government agencies and external stakeholders by undertaking the developmental phase of new initiatives.
  • Lead sensitive consultations and negotiations with peers, internal and external stakeholders to influence strategic policy related project development/implementation and secure co-operation for planned outcomes.

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.


About you

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Project management experience within the Victorian Public sector.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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