Senior Projects Officer, People & Workplace Services

Make a positive difference for Victorians and love your work. Lead and contribute to strategic people initiatives in a supportive and professional team, working for Victoria's leading Legal Assistance and Advocacy organisation.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VLA4 - V4AO7C
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/PWS/1693423-SEEK
Closing Date: 06-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $95,993 - $119,989
Job Duration: up to two years
Attachments: 9999 PAWS SPPO PD.docx (Word, 155KB)
Job Specification

9999 PAWS SPPO CAF.docx (Word, 145KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: Tim Whee, Senior Policy & Projects Manager
03 9269 0614

Position Details

  • Max-term role up to two years, full-time position (0.8FTE considered)
  • Salary commensurate with experience (range: $95,993 - $119,989 plus super)
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging (full NFP benefit)

About the role:
People & Workplace Services (PAWS) is a multi-disciplinary team including all aspects of human resources and built environment. Working in partnership with the Senior Policy & Projects Manager, we are seeking an engaged and strategic thinking Senior Projects Officer to lead and support strategic project initiatives within the team. With core deliverables including: the development of the VLA People Strategy, refining VLA's employment classification structure, and the design and development of VLA's People Metrics Reporting framework, this role provides conceptual and tactical support to project management deliverables including planning, reporting, communications, change, and implementation.

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you will bring:

  • Significant experience in project management planning, execution, and reporting, with proven experience in stakeholder engagement, and a demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate outcomes.
  • Sound experience working within human resources functions, with specific experience in the interpretation, negotiation, or workplace implementation of Modern Awards and/or Enterprise Agreements.
  • High level reporting, writing and analysis skills, with the ability to interpret and present complex data.
  • Relevant tertiary education and/or equivalent experience in human resources, business, employment law, or project management.

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1,000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve. 

Employee benefits:

  • Family friendly, flexible hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices
  • Salary packaging which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team.

For further information, review the attached position description or contact Tim Whee, Senior Policy & Projects Manager on 03 9269 0614.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 5 February 2023.

Other relevant information:
VLA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It is also a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community. VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.


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