Assistant Director Grant Programs and Engagement

The Department of Justice and Regulation delivers high quality services to Victorians and supports a safe, just, innovative and thriving Victoria.

We provide professional, value for money services that are driven by our values: working together, making it happen, respecting other people, serving the community and acting with integrity.

Through our commitment to diversity and equality, we are actively engaged in promoting and maintaining a safe and inclusive work environment where all employees are respected, valued and supported.

Our employees are key to our success, and bring new and creative responses to issues and challenges we face in our work and the delivery of quality services to the Victorian community. We proactively seek to employ people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds. In addition, we have a firm commitment to increase participation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people across our workforce.

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.

Working flexibly is considered business as usual at the Department of Justice and Regulation. All requests for flexible working arrangements will be considered in line with operational requirements.

Department policy stipulates that salary upon commencement is paid at the base of the salary range for the relevant grade. Any above base requests require sign off by an executive delegate and will be by exception only or where required to match the current salary of Victorian Public Service staff transferring at level.

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If a career that can give you the opportunity to contribute to a safe and just Victoria appeals to you, we look forward to receiving your application.
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Strategic Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ8521A
Closing Date: 25-Feb-2018
Salary Range: $115,136 - $154,076
Job Duration: Fixed Term until 23 August 2019
Attachments: Applying for a position at DJR.pdf (PDF, 160KB)

DJ8521 Assistant Director, Grant Programs and Engagement - Position Description.doc (Word, 868KB)

Contact: Sharon MacDonnell on (03) 8684-1025

Position Details

About us

The Community Crime Prevention Unit works in partnership with government and non-government agencies to engage, resource and build the capacity of local communities to implement effective responses to local crime issues and promote safe and confident communities.

The Unit's key function is to:

  • support the implementation of effective crime prevention initiatives at both a local and state level, particularly through the delivery and management of the Community Crime Prevention grants
  • build knowledge and a shared understanding across government and the community about crime prevention and effective responses
  • contribute to the existing body of knowledge about effective crime prevention practice through analysing and reviewing crime prevention initiatives, particularly those funded through the grants programs.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Community Crime Prevention, as the Assistant Director, Grant Programs and Engagement, you will:

  • lead a multi-disciplinary team to develop, deliver and manage crime prevention focused grant programs and communication initiatives
  • manage grant processes
  • develop information and education resources to increase crime prevention awareness
  • oversee communication platforms such as the Community Crime Prevention website
  • contribute to corporate planning and reporting for the Unit and the broader Division.

About you

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated public sector leadership expertise
  • the ability to manage accountabilities and performance for grant programs
  • experience in developing and managing community based programs and initiatives to deliver key outcomes for government
  • experience in leading, mentoring and supporting a multi-disciplinary team.

Tertiary qualifications (or equivalent experience) in criminology, community development, law, project management, evaluation, or other relevant disciplines is desirable.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of 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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