Portfolio Manager (Workplace Relations) (VPSG6.2)

Job posted: 13/10/2020
Applications close: 27/10/2020 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 14 Jan 2022

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $141,103 - $161,511

Occupation: Human Resources

Reference: VG/JE20022488

Reference: VG/JE20022488

Occupation: Human Resources

Salary Range: $141,103 - $161,511

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the role:

The Workplace Relations Division comprises Workplace Relations specialists who provide end to end advice and support on all employee and industrial relations matters. The Division is primarily focused on assisting Victoria Police in managing the workforce with over 20,000 employees, in line with certified industrial agreements and employment legislation. This includes providing high level advice and support on employees' working conditions and entitlements, managing complaints associated with workplace conflict, bullying and VPS misconduct, undertaking organisation reviews and realignments and redeploying sworn and VPS employees to suitable employment. Workplace Relations Division provides a supportive and dynamic culture where wellbeing is prioritised.

As a key senior team member reporting to the Director, Workplace Relations, you will have hands-on accountability for leading complex workplace relations activities for a designated client group within the state of Victoria. 

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

Your duties will include:

Leading a team of ten workplace relations specialists to:

  • provide high level advice and support on employees' working conditions and entitlements and inherent requirement matters;
  • manage complaints associated with workplace conflict, bullying and VPS misconduct;
  • facilitate organisation reviews and realignments;
  • redeploy sworn and VPS employees to suitable employment; and
  • represent Victoria Police at various tribunals.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • advanced communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to influence diverse stakeholder groups across all levels;
  • working knowledge of current employment legislation including EBA and policy interpretation;
  • a proven record in achieving resolution of complex workplace issues in a unionised environment;
  • a flair for people management and results driven leadership;
  • strong project and case management expertise in dealing with a variety of workplace matters;
  • resilience, pragmatism, innovation and a passion for continued learning; and
  • the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritise to meet the varying demands of a complex area.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Position is for a fixed term contract until 14 January 2022.
  • Interviews for the position will likely be held virtually during early to mid-November 2020.
  • The position will be located at the Victoria Police Centre (VPC) 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • At times you will have planned travel to various metropolitan and regional locations within Victoria to support your client group.
  • 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 - attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Tuesday 27 October 2020.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; the Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic), Job Skills Exchange (JSE) website or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

For further information on this role please contact: Belinda McPherson on (03) 8600 8171 or via email belinda.mcpherson@police.vic.gov.au or Bella Yool on (03) 8335 5219 or via email bella.yool@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 is a large organisation employing police, public servants and protective services officers. Victoria Police provides support to the community 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. 

At Victoria Police our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diverse community we serve. We continually seek to attract and retain a diverse workforce which includes people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. 

Find out what it is like working as a Victorian Public Servant for Victoria Police: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/vps

Portfolio Manager (Workplace Relations) (VPSG6.2)

Job type:

Full time / Until 14 Jan 2022

Job classification:



Belinda McPherson | 8600 8171 or belinda.mcpherson@police.vic.gov.au

Portfolio Manager (Workplace Relations) (VPSG6.2)