Community Portfolio Manager (LGBTIQ)

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20033615
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description.docx (Word, 578KB)

2. VPS Application Form 20033615.docx (Word, 629KB)

Contact: Kelly LAWSON
(03) 8533 0336

Position Details

About the role:

The Capability Department of Victoria Police enhances both service delivery and community safety through proactively identifying, developing, and implementing organisational and frontline support strategies, initiatives, and reforms.


The Priority and Safer Communities Division (PSCD) in Capability Department supports the organisational capability and confidence to deliver a policing service which is responsive and respectful to community needs.


This role within PSCD will have responsibility for work within the LGBTIQ+ Communities Portfolio, which aims to increase organisational capability to respond to community needs. The position requires leadership and drive to further improve the relationship between Victoria Police and LGBTIQ+ identifying community members both internal and external to the organisation.  This includes managing the program of works as part of the organisation's legislative responsibilities and policies, leading a program of work to improve frontline service delivery, and contributing to other initiatives to deliver on the strategic goals of the division.


The successful applicant will be required to engage with key stakeholders across the organisation, external government and community agencies and will work within a team of both sworn police members and VPS employees.


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

Your duties will include:

  • Managing organisational deliverables within the current strategic objectives, policy, and ongoing plans
  • Coordinating and drafting Victoria Police responses to government enquiries, commissions, reviews, and other external requests, in consultation with internal Victoria Police stakeholders and external government departments
  • Providing subject matter expertise to a range of stakeholders, both internally and externally to Victoria Police
  • Undertaking research as required to provide informed risk analysis and mitigation strategies
  • Drafting of briefings and advice to Victoria Police Executive Command and key Government stakeholders
  • Leading the development of organisational positions relating to community policing
  • Leading projects strategically aligned to the direction of the Division and Victoria Police, developed in consultation with Community Stakeholders as well as Regional and Departmental Commands
  • Promoting and maintaining strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including LGBTIQ+ allies and identifying members of the Victorian community
  • Contributing to divisional objectives and priorities
  • Maintaining contemporary knowledge of community related issues across Victoria public and private sectors to ensure a timely response to emerging issues, and providing subject matter expertise across the organisation to ensure consistency and compliance with established standards and process

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Strong strategic thinking and policy development skills
  • Strong project management skills and experience in program delivery
  • Effective ability to positively engage a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • The ability to diagnose and resolve problems and meet challenges with enthusiasm and a solutions-focussed mindset
  • Demonstrate cultural respect through professional practices
  • The ability to work under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Commitment to excellence in the delivery of outcomes and a strong ethical framework
  • Drive organisational change and innovation, through the development, review, and delivery of capability building programs and reforms

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, 31 January, 2023.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website. 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: Superintendent Kelly Lawson on (03) 8533 0336

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 6004.

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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