HR Specialist (Talent Acquisition)

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/E20042499
Closing Date: 23-Jan-2022
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: Until 10/01/2023
Attachments: 1. Position Description C3205.docx (Word, 433KB)
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2. Application Form Talent Aquisition Specialist VPS-5.docx (Word, 628KB)
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Contact: Anne-Marie Sellward
8335 8097 or

Position Details

About the role:

Victoria Police is seeking the skills of an outstanding Talent Acquisition Specialist to help us modernise our internal transfer and promotion processes and ensure we are delivering recruitment processes that reflect contemporary best practice.

With a workforce exceeding 22,000 employees, Victoria Police's people are our greatest asset. 

This fantastic opportunity will allow you as a Talent Acquisition Specialist to contribute strategically and operationally to the sourcing, attraction and retention of quality talent for Victoria Police's senior leadership ranks. 

You will collaborate with a highly talented team of human resource professionals and engage with key stakeholders to develop, design and implement new recruitment and selection tools that reflect current recruitment trends and industry best practice.

You will be trusted, empowered and supported to make a significant and meaningful impact on the careers of senior Victoria Police personnel.

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

Your duties will include:

As the Talent Acquisition Specialist, you will work within the Recruitment and Deployment Division of the Human Resource Department.  Using your exceptional communication, relationship management and strategic recruitment skills, you will design, develop and work to implement a suite of internal recruitment products to support the organisation in identifying, engaging and retaining its top talent.

You will engage in both consultative and responsive approaches to manage the internal recruitment and promotion needs for Victoria Police and will engage closely with key internal and external stakeholders to ensure buy in and confidence that the recruitment tools are designed in line with Victoria Police's strategic direction. 

In the role you will be responsible for:

  • Mapping senior leadership role requirements to enable the design and development of effective and tailored recruitment products.
  • Working with key stakeholders and your fellow HR professionals to design and develop written and practical assessment tools for recruitment to internal positions.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications.  Qualifications in the field of human resource management, organisational psychology, learning and development or behavioural science would be highly desired.
  • A minimum of two years' experience in a relevant recruitment and attraction field.
  • Experience working with clients to design, develop and implement tools that will support large scale recruitment activities and assessment centres.
  • Demonstrated experience handling recruitment to a high volume of positions while managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to prepare quality reports and briefings for a wide audience.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Be self-starting and able to develop your own creative ideas and solutions.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full time, fixed term until 10/01/2023 position available.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with the Acting Chief Health Officer's Direction – COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions, you are required to be fully vaccinated and your employment with Victoria Police is subject to proof of vaccination.

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, Sunday 23 January 2022.

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

For further information on this role please contact: Anne-Marie Sellward on (03) 8335 8097 or via email

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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