Information Governance and Strategy Lead

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine is Australia’s most comprehensive forensic medical facility. We serve the Victorian community and the whole of the Victorian justice system, especially the courts.

We provide the justice system with evidence to underpin safe convictions and appropriate acquittals. Our doctors help investigate deaths reported to the Coroner, examine alleged offenders and assess, treat and support victims of crime.

The Donor Tissue Bank of Victoria supports patients and their families by providing safe tissues for transplantation and medical research.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

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.

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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 hearing from you.
Job Details
Department: Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Information Management
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/FM1830JAN23
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Information Governance and Strategy Lead Jan 23.pdf (PDF, 160KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Frances Adamas on 96844428

Position Details


  • Ongoing, Full Time Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation.


About the Business Unit

The Quality and Improvement (Q&I) team operates across the VIFM. It is responsible for  ensuring effective implementation of the VIFMs different accreditation and compliance requirements through the design and monitoring of quality and risk management frameworks. 

The information management function of the VIFM is supported by the Q&I approach of taking complex requirements and systematically developing fit for purpose frameworks.  The VIFM's continuous improvement activities ensure that these frameworks remain relevant and continue to mature over time.


About the Role

The Information Governance and Strategy Lead supports the whole organisation and is accountable for the design and development of The VIFM's information management framework and implementation strategy, aimed to achieve best practice information management which complies with the requirements of the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) through the implementation of the Victorian Protective Data Security Standards (VPDSS) in the context of the VIFM's services of forensic medical and scientific services and tissue banking.

In this role you will work closely with key stakeholders to design a fit for purpose information management system and implementation strategy that is compliant with the VPDSS, VIFM's accreditation and licensing requirements and best practice. The Information Governance and Strategy Lead will coordinate information governance activities, developing and implementing information policies, standards and work practices, and commissioning and managing the information management system. You will also work closely with Information Asset owners, the senior management team and stakeholders to provide advice support in order to improve the organisations relationship and understanding of accountability with information management.

This is a unique opportunity to combine your information management knowledge and analytical and strategic thinking skills with your curiosity to understand the unique nature of the VIFM to create an effective and compliant information management system (including framework and strategy).

Some of your duties may include;

  • Active participation in the implementation and day to day activities required for effective information management processes.
  • Designing, developing and gaining endorsement for Information Governance and Management Frameworks, standards and processes to support effective and VPDSS compliant day to day operations which also help us to meet our strategic objectives.
  • Developing and leading the implementation of strategies, such as the Information Management Strategy for effective compliance to VPDS Standards which includes understanding our current state to be able to provide tangible and realistic actions.


About You

As our ideal candidate, you will;

  • Be required to engage and work with all departments and levels of operations and management. Your curiosity to understand and openness to learn along with your pro-active attitude towards sound information management practices will be well utilised to influence the development of the VIFM's information management maturity.
  • Hold a tertiary qualification in information management or a related field
  • Have a strong ability to interpret, consolidate and integrate multiple complex information management requirements to design a fit for purpose VIFM information management framework and provide advice to senior management on its practical implementation.
  • Have a strong understanding of information management requirements as articulated by the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner requirements with a clear vision for how the VPDSS can be practically adopted in a government agency like the VIFM.
  • Have the ability to navigate complex environments with a degree of operational acumen to ensure that initiatives support continued operational effectiveness whilst having a positive effect on information management compliance.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills suited to deliver effective outcomes and influence the adoption of information management activities.
  • Be strong in both analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Be self-driven, effective planning, time management and organisational skills.


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 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.
  • For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.



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.

At interview stage and prior to commencement of employment with the department, you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19 with three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time).

Acceptable evidence includes:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.


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