Communications Manager (VPSG5)

Job posted: 20/09/2023
Applications close: 04/10/2023 (Midnight)
13 days remaining

13 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/E20039481B

Reference: VG/E20039481B

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the role:

The Investment and Reporting Division (IRD), within the Investment Governance and Assurance Department (IGAD) is responsible for overseeing the investment planning, development of investment proposals and Expenditure Review Committee (ERC) business cases, and the provision of performance and compliance reporting with statutory, corporate and project obligations for Victoria Police.

Within IRD, is the Investment Performance Analysis and Reporting (IPAR) Team which is responsible for collation, analysis and presentation of data, reports and briefings relating to Victoria Police performance and compliance, statutory and project reporting obligation including but not limited to:

  • Coordination of briefings to support the Minister and Chief Commissioner attendance at the Parliamentary Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) Hearings.
  • Output performance (BP3) Reporting.
  • Responses to the Parliamentary Budget Officer.
  • Preparation of Victoria Police's Annual Report.
  • Whole of Victorian Government (WOVG) ICT project reporting to Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC).
  • Report on Government Services (RoGS) to the Productivity Commission.
  • Statutory reporting and other Victoria Police reporting obligations.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Communications Manager, who will report to the Manager, IPAR and be responsible for leading the coordination of key processes including Annual Report and PAEC, in addition to working directly with stakeholders to collate information and support the deliverables of IPAR.

Your strong coordination skills and ability to communicative effectively through written and verbal briefings and presentations is essential. The role will frequently seek information from and provide information to executives, subject matter experts and others with a vested interest. This role is also expected to obtain knowledge quickly and apply research and analytical skills to inform the collation, analysis and presentation of data, reports and briefings relating to Victoria Police performance and compliance.

IRD fosters a team and collaborative working environment, and you may occasionally be required to also support communication and stakeholder engagement requirements across the division. Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.

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


Your duties will include:

  • Coordinating key processes and preparing high level written and verbal expert and authoritative advice and reports to internal and external stakeholders including other government departments when required.
  • Development of communications.
  • Lead stakeholder engagements to support the collation of information and value add to reports and briefing content, and other reporting requirements as required.
  • Policy and procedure development.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders (internal and external) to create mutually beneficial partnerships essential to success of the Division.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Highly developed organisational skills, ability to manage priorities and deliver to deadlines. As well as the ability to maintain expert attention to detail.
  • Outstanding stakeholder management expertise, being able to deliver through others and negotiate successful outcomes for difficult situations.
  • Superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills with an ability to prepare well-written, timely, concise, accurate and audience-appropriate briefings, reports and documents.
  • Highly developed ability to effectively and flexibly operate in a dynamic and fast paced program environment.
  • Work under pressure, including occasionally under tight timeframes.


Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, 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, Wednesday 4 October 2023.


Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website.
Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.


For further information, please contact: Gemma To on 03 8335 5916 or via email gemma.to @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

Communications Manager (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time

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Gemma To | 8335 5916 or via email gemma.to @police.vic.gov.au

Communications Manager (VPSG5)