Portfolio/Projects Manager

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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JE20029317
Closing Date: 04-Dec-2023
Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description C3092.pdf (PDF, 291KB)

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

Contact: Emma Smith
(03) 8533 0164 or emma.smith@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

About the role:

An exciting opportunity exists within the Equipment and Fleet Division for an experienced and talented manager to lead a multi-disciplinary team across the Uniform and Equipment Branch at Victoria Police.

Reporting to the Director, Equipment and Fleet Division, the Portfolio/Project Manager is responsible for the management of a range of large uniform and operational equipment projects. They will oversee a team of 16 team members including VPS and Police Offices to facilitate ongoing research and development of comprehensive technical product specifications, considering safety, function, integration and fit.

This role is part of the Equipment and Fleet Division, which is responsible for the delivery of a range of critical operational services to ensure Victoria Police Officers are equipped to perform the required duties. This includes the management and provision of firearms, uniform, operational equipment, ballistic vests, and vehicles to frontline members, as well as delivering corporate strategic projects.

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

Your duties will include:

  • Leading a team of VPS employees and Police Officers. 
  • Providing strategic project direction, ensure adherence to project management principles and overall project delivery.
  • Implementing innovative customer centric strategies to ensure stakeholder engagement captures the needs of Victoria Police members to enable the successful delivery of the uniforms and operational equipment.
  • Managing a range of competing priorities across the portfolio to meet the varied needs of a larger variety stakeholders.
  • Leading development of project deliverables and schedules to achieve project outcomes.
  • Overseeing risk management and mitigation strategies.
  • Direct development and implementation of collaborative and innovative stakeholder strategies.
  • Maintain contemporary knowledge of technical advances, Australian and International standards, legislative and OH&S requirement for unform and equipment products.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • A People Focused Leadership approach that will balance the needs of self, others and the workplace and a personal commitment to workplace safety.
  • Strong customer centric mindset that builds on collaboration and partnership to find new ways to add value to our frontline officers.
  • Extensive people management experience managing teams in hybrid working environments.
  • Strong knowledge, proficiency, and experience in project management to ensure projects meet deadlines and achieve outcomes for the customer.
  • Superior level communication skills, including the ability to write high level, concise reports, briefs, and correspondence.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the proven ability to establish and sustain effective working relationships through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Sound financial management skills to ensure projects are kept within budget.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, Docklands.
  • 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.


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, 04 December 2022.

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: Emma Smith on (03) 8533 0164 or emma.smith@police.vic.gov.au.

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 VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au 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.

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps

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