Planning and Development Manager

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20021855
Closing Date: 14-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description - C2557.docx (Word, 577KB)

2. VPS Application Form 20021855.docx (Word, 629KB)

Contact: Jacqui Hart
8335 8341 or

Position Details

About the role:

Operational Communications is a dynamic and progressive environment requiring dedicated and enthusiastic staff to ensure Victoria's frontline police are provided the most effective tools available to perform their difficult role.

The position will report directly to the Operational Communications Superintendent and be part of the Divisional Leadership Team.  The successful applicant will build and implement project, strategies, and policies to advance Victoria Police's operational communications.  An ability to build mutually beneficial relationships with internal and external customers, grow their technical skills in a new environment and produce high end outcomes are essential.

The Division includes

  • Police Communications D.24 supports and advises ESTA, to provide the Victorian community with a triple zero call centre and dispatches jobs to frontline police
  • Operational Communications Services Unit that delivers the radio hardware and technology to service Victoria Police mission critical communication needs, and
  • Police Assistance Line and Online Reporting that provides the community with the ability to report crimes, events and incidents to police through a non-urgent call taking and report taking platform

These areas combine to services both the Victorian community and Police urgent and non-urgent communication needs

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.


Your duties will include:

  • Managing and leading projects, strategies and policy development.
  • Undertake strategic planning and project management.
  • Build policy to guide police and other employees on processes.
  • Improve and enhance processes and systems to advance our communications.
  • Support to the Divisional Leadership Team through coaching, mentoring and guiding others in the development of innovative solutions.
  • Engaging internal partner including ESTA, Emergency Management Victoria, Telstra, Motorola and others.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Project management skills.
  • Policy development background.
  • The ability to strategically conceptualise and manage/lead teams through successful implementation.
  • Ability to advise and guide management and others.
  • Ability to work within a small team.
  • An understanding of the Victorian Government processes and structures.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.


Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.


Applications close midnight, Tuesday 14 February 2023.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE). 

For further information, please contact: Acting Manager Jacqui Hart on (03) 8335 8341 or

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email or on (03) 8335 8081.


About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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