General Manager Corporate Services

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Loddon Mallee Region - Negotiable
Reference: VG/DJ7309_JUL
Closing Date: 11-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ7309 - Position Description - Loddon - General Manager Corporate Services - VPS6.docx (Word, 540KB)

Contact: Trish Challis on 0418 380 264

Position Details

  • Utilise your leadership skills to manage the Corporate Services team and develop business plans.
  • Ongoing opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service.
  • VPSG 6 Classification salary range ($127,467 - $170,579) plus superannuation.


The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a General Manager Corporate Services to provide a critical role in Corporate Services – Loddon Mallee Region.

About the business unit

The Loddon Mallee Region provides services to its three prisons, two within the Loddon Prison Precinct, which includes a medium risk facility (Loddon) and a restricted minimum facility (Middleton). The third prison is located at Maldon, a minimum risk women's facility; Tarrengower Prison.  These services are also provided across the region's Justice Service Centres in Bendigo, Swan Hill and Mildura and at outreach locations across the region, including Castlemaine, Echuca, Maryborough, Kerang, Robinvale, Kyneton and Ouyen.  Regular travel to the prisons and Justice Service Centres will be required.

The region delivers a range of Justice Services including custodial services at our prisons, Community Correctional Services, Sheriff's Operations, Consumer Affairs, Dispute Services, Youth Justice and front of house enquiries (including Births, Deaths and Marriages applications). 

About the role

Reporting to the Director Regional Transformation (CGaS), this role is part of the Loddon Mallee Region executive leadership team, the General Manager Corporate Services role supports the service delivery and responds to the business needs of the Loddon Mallee Region of the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

The main purpose of this role is to provide, manage and deliver an efficient and effective corporate service across the Region, to our Justice Service Centres and prisons. The successful applicant will:

  • lead and manage a Corporate Services team across the region and develop business plans
  • identify and manage complex operational, planning and resource issues
  • strategically manage the region's budget, assets and facilities

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

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Extensive experience in managing large-scale complex corporate services environments.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with experience in managing staff and leading organisational change.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, analyse, and evaluate budgets and financial reports, including the ability to critically evaluate cost drivers, savings and business improvement opportunities.
  • Knowledge of the Victorian Public Service Purchasing Framework, procurement and human resource requirements.

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 all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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.


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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