Senior Manager Policy & Projects

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.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ3377NOV2021
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ3377 - Senior Manager - Policy and Projects - Police Policy and Strategy.docx (Word, 551KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Vivienne Clare on 0418586929

Position Details

About us

Police and Community Safety (PACS) is a branch within the Police, Community Safety and Communications (PCS&C) group. PACS plays a key role in supporting the Department of Justice and Community Safety's (DJCS) strategic direction to reduce crime and keep Victoria safe. PACS enhances community safety through public policy reform, governance and legislative advice, targeted programs, and restorative activities.

Police Policy & Strategy (PPS) is responsible for the co-ordination, development, implementation, and review of police-related policy in accordance with the Government's priorities. Through this work, PPS makes a contribution to improving community safety, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the justice system, and influencing improvements to policing.

PPS provides high-quality, independent and strategic policy, legal and financial advice to the Minister for Police, the Secretary, and senior executives. It also manages key parts of the Minister's legislative program relating to the powers and governance of Victoria Police and regulatory responsibilities within the police portfolio. The Unit is headed by the Director and reports to the Executive Director, PACS.

About the role

Some of the key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Leads a team of experts working in a high volume, fast paced ever changing environment.
  • Provides critical and strategic thought leadership in relation to policing and community safety.
  • Invests in networks and working relationships with Victoria Police, the department and other agencies to enhance effectiveness and achieve sound outcomes.

About you

As our ideal candidate you will possess:

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in policing, justice or community safety policy and strategy
  • Strong ability to oversee processes, guide initiatives and steer employees toward achieving their goals
  • Demonstrated ability to train, motivate and direct employees to optimise workplace productivity and promote professional growth

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.

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

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

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


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.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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