Project Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 16/07/2021
Applications close: 30/07/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

1 day remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 30/06/2024

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $87,640 - $99,438

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Reference: VG/DH/SCV/1550976

Reference: VG/DH/SCV/1550976

Occupation: Communications, Marketing and Media

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: Friday 30 July 2021

Role: Project Officer – Fixed term until 30 June 2024

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home


The Project Officer works within the events team and is responsible for supporting the Senior Events role to deliver hundreds of events a year – from high-level meetings and impactful training sessions and workshops, to in-person and virtual national and international conferences. In addition, this position will be responsible for organising branding and marketing collateral for upcoming projects.

The successful candidate will be skilled in planning, promoting, executing and evaluating a great event, demonstrating constant professionalism– no matter the size nor audience. The applicant would have strong organisational skills, excellent attention to detail, ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders. 

  • Planning and organising – Develop, plan, deliver and evaluate complex, large scale projects to a high quality -aligned with business objectives. Identifies and secures resource requirements and anticipates and addresses barriers to achievement.
  • Written Communication – Produces high quality event and communication documentation such as communications plans, email invitations, event briefs and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language; edits written communications to ensure they contain the information necessary to achieve their purpose and meets audience needs; ensures appropriate style and formats are used.
  • Verbal communication – Verbal communication with internal and external stakeholders, customers, peers, managers and subordinates is vital to ensure a common understanding of information, issues and concepts.
  • Stakeholder management – Establishes relationships with high profile external stakeholders, develops effective stakeholder-oriented responses, and assesses, develops and negotiates innovative solutions to complex issues.
  • Conflict management – Uses conflict situations to probe for underlying issues while establishing mutual trust and respect and assisting others to look at alternatives and guiding them towards an effective solution both for the individual and the work area

Are you:

  • A highly-organised, motivated and cheerful person with experience supporting a busy events calendar?
  • A strong writer and communicator, with excellent attention to detail?
  • Able to multi-task, work quickly, prioritise workload and meet competing deadlines?
  • Capable of sound judgment and understand the importance of teamwork?


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

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 further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Project Officer (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / Until 30/06/2024

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Monique Currin | Monique.Currin@safercare.vic.gov.au

Project Officer (VPSG4)