Director, Communications and Engagement (SES1)

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 27/05/2022 (Midnight)
7 days remaining

7 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Up to 5 years

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $199,014 - $257,111

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/HV/609962

Reference: VG/HV/609962

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $199,014 - $257,111

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)


The Director, Communications and engagement is responsible for leading and managing communications and engagement activities to support the work of Homes Victoria. The role provides key advice and support to the Minister for Housing, the CEO Homes Victoria, the Executive Management Team and key stakeholders on high-level communications and engagement matters.

As part of the leadership of the Communications and Engagement team, you will lead a team to plan, implement, evaluate and optimise the performance of the overall team in the following ways:

Are you:

  • Experienced at providing high-level authoritative advice on communications and engagement issues, particularly in an infrastructure or construction environment?
  • Develop and implement processes and tools which support the productivity and effectiveness of the Communications and Engagement team.
  • Help set the direction and priorities for the communications and engagement team and ensure compliance with deadlines, stakeholder expectations and performance against objectives of key activities.
  • Influence, negotiate and oversee the utilisation of communications and engagement resources to ensure the performance of the branch meets the expectations of key leadership stakeholders and the Minister for Housing.
  • Manage financial resources within allocation and contribute to departmental budget planning processes.

Effectively manage and provide leadership to a team of employees by: leading and supporting individuals to achieve their potential while maximising their contribution to achieve their goals and outcomes. 

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

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which 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) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.


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 outlining their suitability to the position in line with the Key Selection Criteria (max 2 pages)

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

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. 

Director, Communications and Engagement (SES1)

Job type:

Full time / Up to 5 years

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Nicole Denton, Executive Director | Nicole.Denton@homes.vic.gov.au

Director, Communications and Engagement (SES1)