Principal Project Officer, Support and Safety Hubs Operations Branch

Family Safety Victoria is the first government agency dedicated to ending family violence. It will deliver key initiatives to help protect, support and identify risk for those impacted by family violence and hold perpetrators to account. We also coordinate access to services that support vulnerable children and families. We are working across government and with our partners in the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors to transform services and introduce new practices to make it easier for people to get the help, protection, and support they need. By leading collaboration and engagement for Victoria’s family violence response we will make sure victim survivors remain at the heart of these changes, and that services are safe, accessible and culturally appropriate. At Family Safety Victoria, everything we do begins with a deep understanding of people’s lived experiences and the specialist expertise of the family violence, family services and broader social services sectors. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply. If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on
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Department: Family Safety Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/FSV/507793
Closing Date: 26-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: until 31 January 2019
Attachments: 2017-11-10-PD.docx (Word, 374KB)
Job Specification

2017-11-10-PD.pdf (PDF, 174KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Emily Ramsey
9194 3232

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 Melbourne CBD

Position Summary:


The Victorian Government is committed to establishing Support and Safety Hubs across Victoria. The Hubs will deliver a fundamental change to the way we work with women, children and young people experiencing family violence and families in need of support with the care, wellbeing and development of children and young people.


The Service Development Unit is responsible for developing and supporting the implementation of a suite of critical inputs to enable the successful establishment and ongoing operations of Hubs across the state. This includes managing workforce capability and capacity planning; budget development and monitoring; local governance and partnership arrangements; stakeholder engagement strategies; and continuous service improvement strategies.


The Principal Project Officer's role is to managing the successful delivery of assigned projects within this portfolio. This includes defining the project's strategic direction and plans and effectively managing and leading the project team, resources and stakeholders, to deliver the required products within the constraints of quality, time and cost. Strong writing skills and demonstrated ability to build and maintaining collaborative relationships with key stakeholders are keys to the success of the role.


Are you


  • A high performing team player, with a background in operations or policy in justice, health or human services settings?
  • Passionate about service reform and improving outcomes for vulnerable children and families?
  • Able to demonstrate a strong track record in the delivery of complex policy and implementation projects within government?
  • Able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to build productive relationships to ensure positive outcomes for stakeholders and the department? 



How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.
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