Manager, Education and Guidelines (VPSG6)

Job posted: 07/09/2021
Applications close: 20/09/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 month Fixed term

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $125,893 - $168,473

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Reference: VG/028745A

Reference: VG/028745A

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Manager, Guidelines

  • $125,893 - $168, 473 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed-term (12 months)
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne (flexibility may be available)

Industry Coordination and Recovery Group

The Industry Coordination and Recovery Group leads and works with our partners to enable Victorian industries and businesses to recover and thrive while operating in a COVIDSafe environment. Our goal is to ensure business and industry is COVIDSafe and active contributors to Victoria's economic recovery.

We achieve this by supporting industry, businesses and workplaces through strategy, engagement and delivery of COVIDSafe programs, to support industry and business to respond to the changing public health landscape. Our policy and delivery advice informs immediate and longer-term recovery and we work across government to achieve outcomes for industry and the economy, and we work across government to support portfolio leads in industries for engagement and enforcement.

Our group engages with industry through all channels, gathering intelligence and providing advice to Department of Health public health teams on industry impacts.

Strategy & Preparedness

The Strategy & Preparedness works closely with the Coordination & Recovery branch to collectively lead, coordinates and delivers whole of government strategic projects and initiatives to support industry recovery as Victoria moves to COVID Normal.

The teams in these branches are a dynamic and agile, responding to the evolving COVID-19 landscape, including ensuring consistency of guidance to businesses on being COVIDSafe, understanding economic impacts of public health restrictions, and working with business and across government to support us during the pandemic and beyond.

The branches are strongly delivery-focussed with a demanding workload, the need for high-quality work to tight deadlines, and with a strong collaboration and influencing focus. The branches have a matrix-management approach that allows for teams to have key responsibility but also be able to dynamically allocate resources to highest priorities and share skills as required, offering opportunity for staff development while meeting work pressures.

The Role:

The Manager, Guidelines will be responsible for leading the development of timely and relevant industry education and guidance materials to support industry recovery as Victoria moves to COVID Normal. The role is located within the Strategy & Preparedness branch, working collaboratively across Victorian Government departments and agencies. The role is central to contributing to the COVID-19 industry recovery plans and providing advice to industry on relevant guidelines and public health Directions

The successful applicant will demonstrate:  

  • Leadership: Management experience with a proven ability to build, lead, motivate and develop a high performing team delivering high-priority and value work to tight deadlines.
  • Policy Skills: Confidently explains complex policies across diverse subject matters to stakeholders; develops policies based on evidence, assessment of options, knowledge and consultation with interested parties.
  • Written communication skills: Demonstrated high quality written work; Prepares briefs, letters, emails and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language; ensures written communications contain necessary information to achieve their purpose; uses appropriate style and formats.
  • Project Management: Consults, liaises with and influences key stakeholders; produces detailed project plans where objectives are clearly defined and action steps for achieving them are clearly specified; monitors performance against objectives and manages project risks and issues; ensures project objectives are met.
  • Conceptual and Analytical Ability: Uses conceptual thinking and sound analytical approaches to support decision making in the work area. Can easily identify patterns and relationships in complex systems and communicate them in clear ways. Critically engages with policy proposals and problems and develops clear and persuasive advice for government and senior officials. Observes fine details, identifies gaps in information, looks for logical sequences of information, highlights practical considerations of plans and activities
  • Implementation: Responsible forimplementation of endorsed strategic policy, routinely advises senior stakeholders and key external stakeholders on implementation issues and solutions. Manages major projects for the organisation, develops complex or specialised service delivery models.
  • Relationship Building: Establishes and maintains relationships with people at all levels; promotes harmony and consensus through diplomatic handling of disagreements; forges useful partnerships with people across business areas, functions and organisations; builds trust through consistent actions, values and communication; minimises surprises.


For a confidential discussion, please call Marita Walmsley, Director Education and Guidance on 0409 720 139.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. 

For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description. 

How to Apply 

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description. 

Applications close at midnight on 20 September 2021

Manager, Education and Guidelines (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / 12 month Fixed term

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Marita Walmsley | 0409 720 139

Manager, Education and Guidelines (VPSG6)