Business Operations Manager

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ1765
Closing Date: 21-Jul-2019
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2020
Attachments: DJ1765 Position Description - Business Operations Manager.docx (Word, 754KB)

Contact: Sandra De Lorenzo on 0429 517 228

Position Details

  • Are you seeking a diverse and challenging role where you get to work across HR, finance and administrative processes?
  • Able to work flexibly (with good humour) in a busy policy and project delivery environment?
  • Are you an excellent communicator with strong team engagement and interpersonal skills?
  • $98,000-$119,000 plus 9.5% superannuation, fixed term until 30 June 2020 (possible extension), CBD based.

The Victorian Government recently announced that a new independent body will be established to oversee a restorative engagement and redress scheme for victims of workplace sexual harassment, sex discrimination and sexual abuse at Victoria Police. The Scheme will provide counselling and support services to a broad range of personnel who suffered a wide range of workplace sexual harm.

The Scheme is attached to the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) within the Police Policy & Strategy business unit and will be organised into four key areas to support the core objectives of the Scheme.

As the Business Operations Manager, you will report to the Assistant Director, Corporate and Operations. You will work with minimal supervision and be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the unit and contributing to the ongoing planning, management and operational improvement of the unit's resources. You will be responsible for developing guidelines and procedures, championing change and communicating improvements across the unit and be across human resources, recruitment, financial and administrative processes.

You will also be sensitive to the complex and confidential nature of the high-value projects undertaken by the unit and have very strong planning and organisational skills, ability to set and meet deadlines and to liaise confidently and effectively with senior managers and staff across the Department, including external stakeholders. Polished communication skills, and the ability to both influence and build collaborative partnerships across the team will be critical in this role.

As our successful candidate, you will have:

  • experience working in an operational office management role in a multi-layered environment
  • a can-do happy and flexible attitude who is highly organised and process-focused
  • well-developed problem-solving skills
  • proficiency in the use of MS Office suite of products

Please note this is a fixed term opportunity until 30 June 2020 with possible extension.

Your work will be crucial in supporting our promise to strengthen victim-survivor support, as part of a justice and community safety system that works together to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached.

Applications close midnight Sunday, 21 July 2019.

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. 

Please note:  When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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