Project Officer

VicHealth is the champion of health for all Victorians. We work to keep people healthy, happy and well, preventing chronic disease and keeping people out of the medical system. As a pioneer in health promotion, we work with partners to discover, implement and share solutions to the health problems facing Victorians, ultimately seeking a Victoria where everyone enjoys better health and wellbeing.
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Department: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Closing Date: 24-Sep-2019
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Project_Officer_Position Description_September 2019.doc (Word, 160KB)

Contact: Marcus Flood
03 9667 1386

Position Details

As a member of the VicHealth team you will:

  • Be inspired by the potential impact your work can have on the Victorian community
  • Have exposure to employee wellbeing initiatives


About the role

We currently have two ongoing, full time Project Officer positions available to work within our Programs Group.

These positions will primarily work on projects and programs within our Alcohol, Tobacco team and our Healthy Eating team. Find out more about the work we are doing in these areas here.

The Project Officer is expected to develop and nurture excellent relationships across program units and key external stakeholders, including staff in government departments and agencies.

Key responsibilities:

  • Contributing to scoping and design work in the development of key projects and programs
  • Delivering project management tasks including, contract/grant-making and project management activities to established organisation-wide policies and procedures
  • Coordinating responses to enquiries relating to project work
  • Coordinating stakeholder activities/events related to delivery of project objectives and outcomes 

About You:

As the successful candidate, you will be a problem solver who commits to the team's objective.

You'll listen, understand and adapt to your audience and have a strong ability convey ideas and information in a clear way.

You're skilled in identifying gaps in information and you'll share information and knowledge willingly.

Additional qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant qualification at Advanced Diploma level and/or strong demonstrable experience working as a project officer
  • Experience working within the public health, community or government sectors preferred
  • Experience implementing and managing all facets of a project including resources, personnel, activities, vendors, timelines, deadlines, budgets and materials
  • The ability to structure written communications effectively to achieve its purpose, convey ideas and information in a clear way, with a strong understanding of the information needs of target audiences

Closing Date:
Tuesday 24 September 2019
Unit: Programs Group
Tenure: Full Time, Ongoing
Full Time Equivalent: 1.0 FTE
Classification: VicHealth Grade C
Remuneration: $70,740 (plus superannuation and other benefits)

How to Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter and a current resume.

The cover letter must include why the applicant feels they are suitable for the position, and also must address the Key Selection Criteria from the attached Position Description.

Within your cover letter, if you have a preference for working primarily within the Alcohol, Tobacco team, or the Healthy Eating team, please specify.

Please refer to the position description to view the associated qualifications and experience associated with the position.

Applications can be submitted by clicking Apply.

The successful applicant may be required to undertake a Police Check.

For further information about the role, please contact Marcus Flood, People & Culture on (03) 9667 1386.

VicHealth is committed to ensuring appointments represent the diversity of our community. Women, Indigenous people, people with disability, young people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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