Advisor, Homes Victoria People Strategy (VPSG4)

Job posted: 03/08/2022
Applications close: 18/08/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 31/12/2023

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $90,067 - $102,192

Occupation: Human Resources

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/578574

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/CW/578574

Occupation: Human Resources

Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)


Are you

  • Highly organised with excellent administration skills?
  • A people person with great interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills?
  • A person who takes initiative, and anticipates what's needed to get the job done?
  • Able to build genuine, respectful, and collaborative working relationships with a broad range of colleagues?
  • A great learner, who enjoys the challenge of being part of a new and growing environment?

An exciting opportunity exists for an Advisor, Homes Victoria People Strategy on a Fixed-term basis in the Corporate Governance and Strategy Unit.

The Housing Performance and Governance Branch is responsible for overall budget, risk, performance and governance management for Homes Victoria.  The Branch provides authoritative advice on assessment of financial performance of the organisation; budget formulation, forecasting and reporting; corporate governance and strategy, business system integration, financial risk analysis and compliance. 

The Corporate Governance and Strategy Unit was established in 2020 and is responsible for developing and delivering key governance, people and corporate strategy functions for Homes Victoria. This includes:

  • Coordination and support for the Homes Victoria Advisory Board and other significant governance bodies
  • Development and oversight of the corporate plan, annual report and reporting requirements.
  • Strategic workforce planning and recruitment of the Homes Victoria workforce
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development and implementation of the Homes Victoria People Strategy

The unit provides key support across all of Homes Victoria, engaging with senior executives across all Branches, the Office of the CEO, Deputy CEO and key housing governance groups. The unit also engages with other areas of the Department, the Department of Treasury and Finance and Department of Premier and Cabinet on key governance and corporate documents such as the corporate plan and reporting requirements

Reporting to the Manager, Homes Victoria People Strategy, the Advisor, People Strategy will provide support in the development and implementation of the range of initiatives and actions under the Homes Victoria People Strategy. The advisor will also be charged with demonstrating initiative in driving some of these initiatives and being innovative in progressing activities that will generate positive outcomes for our people

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Verbal Communication
  2. Written Communication
  3. Planning and Organising


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19).  The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy (Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees.  Subject to exceptions, only employees or other workplace participants with up-to-date vaccination status (see definitions section of the policy) against COVID-19 and who provide evidence of their Vaccination Status are permitted to work for the department outside their ordinary place of residence.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement.  Please refer to the above link for more information. 

Other mandatory qualifications or requirements for this opportunity include:
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  • A tertiary qualification in human resources, learning and organisational development, business management or a related field will be well regarded.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria, qualifications and/or requirements for the role please refer to the attached Position Description.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Advisor, Homes Victoria People Strategy (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / 31/12/2023

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Victoria McNally | 0447635962/victoria.mcnally@homes.vic.gov.au

Advisor, Homes Victoria People Strategy (VPSG4)