Manager, HR and OD (VPSG6)

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 12/06/2022 (Midnight)
24 days remaining

24 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $125,893 - $168,473

Occupation: Human Resources

Reference: VG/FM1842MAY22

Reference: VG/FM1842MAY22

Occupation: Human Resources

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?

About us

The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) is an independent statutory authority governed by the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine Act 1985. It is part of the Justice portfolio of the Victorian Government. 

The work of the VIFM can be described as a cycle of three parts:

  • Providing forensic medical & scientific services and tissue banking
  • Learning from this work
  • Researching and teaching.

The 1998 Deed of Agreement between the Attorney-General and the Vice Chancellor of Monash University, and the VIFM Act 1985, create a formal relationship between the VIFM and the University to ensure the ongoing development of forensic medicine and related sciences in Victoria.  The VIFM Act 1985 creates a joint position of Director of VIFM and Professor of the Department of Forensic Medicine (DFM).  The Director/Professor holds the Chair of Forensic Medicine at Monash University and is responsible for the strategic direction and activities of the DFM, that is housed at the VIFM and operates under the governance of Monash University Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.  The Deputy Director, Academic Programs, is also the Head of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University.

VIFM is based at the Coronial Services Centre which also houses the Coroners Court of Victoria. 

This position is within the Corporate Services & Development Division.

About the role

The Manager, HR and OD plays a lead role in strengthening organisational capability, building a capable workforce and complementary workplace cultures within VIFM.

This role is responsible for leading a small team of motivated staff in the support and development of our workforce and ensures alignment with our business operations and strategic direction. This includes providing a contemporary HR service and IR advice and the implementation of best practice initiatives in a people centric workplace.

The role requires active engagement with managers and staff to support and promote the VIFM values of Respect, Openness, Service, Integrity, Innovation to build open and inclusive organisational cultures that supports exceptional occupational safety standards in a high performance and challenging workplace.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will possess:

  • +10 years of proven Human Resources experience
  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources Management or equivalent
  • Sound knowledge of employment law, industrial relations/ Fair Work practices, including industry awards and EBA interpretations
  • Professional demeanour, demonstrated “can-do” attitude and untiring enthusiasm

Ability to:

  • Live, uphold and exemplify VIFM's values
  • Understand complex issues within an organisation
  • Build a team-based approach, facilitate collaboration and cooperation
  • Drive performance improvements at a micro and a macro level
  • Be highly organised and diligent, able to problem solve and think on your feet

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please address the key selection criteria (KSC's) for this role in a seperate document and upload as part of your application along with a up to date copy of your resume and a brief cover letter outlining why you are suitable for this opportunity.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role, please refer to the attached position description.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.
Manager, HR and OD (VPSG6)

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Barbara Thorne on 03 9684 4156 | barbara.thorne@vifm.org

Manager, HR and OD (VPSG6)