Regional Hub Manager

The Victoria Police Forensic Services Department, is recruiting for a Regional Manager to work at the newly established Morwell Regional Forensic Hub. This is an exciting opportunity to apply your technical skills and natural leadership ability to enable the team to provide advanced evidence-recovery services across a range of forensic disciplines. • Unique opportunity to shape the strategic direction of Victoria Police through this new initiative • Build your scientific and technical expertise on an exciting tree- or sea- change to the Gippsland region • Lead a close-knit team of high performing forensic specialists in a newly built, state-of-the-art forensic facility
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: FrO5
Work Location: Morwell
Reference: VG/VP/20034298
Closing Date: 18-Nov-2018
Salary Range: $107,481 - $116,252
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: C3027- FO-5 Unit Leader.docx (Word, 431KB)

FO5 Application Form.docx (Word, 639KB)

FO-5 Regional Hub Manager - Role Statement.doc (Word, 131KB)

Contact: Steven Fowler
03 9450-3550 or

Position Details

Victoria Police

Forensic Services Department

Morwell Regional Forensic Hub

The Victoria Police Forensic Services Department provides a professional forensic service to Victoria Police and persons involved with the administration of justice. The Morwell Regional Forensic Hub is one of two new facilities bringing a suite of forensic services to regional centers in Victoria.  These services are aimed at assisting in efficient resolution of forensic investigations and providing a more timely service to regional Victoria. They will facilitate significant reductions in transport requirements for frontline police members and enhancing crime clearance rates.

About the Role

As the successful candidate for the role, your duties will involve:

  • Managing the daily operations of the Regional Hub with the objective of achieving client needs and expectations through developing and monitoring performance metrics, coaching and guiding employees and maintaining the highest levels of quality at all times.
  • Aligning the unit's direction with Case Management Group standards and procedures and Forensic Services Department's strategic direction.
  • Partner with colleagues at the Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre and Ballarat Regional Forensic Hub to ensure standardised services consistent with industry best practice.
  • Using ‘LEAN' tools and behaviours to drive business improvement initiatives that maximise efficiency and productivity of the Regional Hub.
  • Engaging with regional police and Victoria Police Command stakeholders to understand and respond to new and emerging issues.
  • Presenting authoritative expert opinion and evidence relating to Regional Hub operations in Courts of Law in an impartial and concise manner. Providing definitive and authoritative casework advice in line with established authorisations.

Please note: An initial three month training plan that takes into account existing skills and experience will be negotiated with the successful candidate. This may involve duties performed at the Victoria Police Forensic Services Centre in Macleod while the Hub facility at Morwell is under construction.

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in science specialising in biology, chemistry or forensics.
  • Demonstrated experience applying forensic science to complex casework and research.
  • Experience in managing a team to achieve their potential and successfully achieve goals.
  • An understanding of National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) accreditation requirements.

Citizen Requirements:

A person is not eligible to be appointed to a public service position within Victoria Police unless they are one of the following:

  • An Australian citizen;
  • An Australian permanent resident;
  • A New Zealand citizen who has entered Australia on a valid passport and has unrestricted rights to employment; or
  • Non-citizens holding a valid visa with work rights

How to Apply

For your application to be considered for this role, you must include as attachments: Resume and Completed Application form.  Applications without these attachments will not be considered.  For an editable version, select “Save As” when you access the application form.

If you require additional information or would like to discuss the role further, please contact Steven Fowler on (03) 9450-3550 or email

To apply, please click on the ‘Apply Now' button and follow the instructions.

Closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 18th November 2018.

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 requirement / adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact HR.FSD@POLICE.VIC.GOV.AU

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