Senior Communications Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 04/04/2024
Applications close: 25/04/2024 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victoria Police

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Other

Reference: VG/E20043825

Reference: VG/E20043825

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

About the role:

Service Delivery Transformation Command (SDTC) is a specialist area within Victoria Police that works across the organisation to design, develop and implement a new service delivery model and operating model that will better enable Victoria Police to serve the community by:

  • improving outcomes for victims,
  • releasing resources to increase presence and visibility of frontline police,
  • better manage demand and reduce the duplication of effort,
  • making best use of information, diverse expertise and technology,
  • partnering with the appropriate range of key stakeholders, and
  • integrating more effectively with the wider service sector.

SDTC is seeking a collaborative and strategic Senior Communications Officer. Reporting directly to the Superintendent, Service Delivery Office (SDO), this role will develop and oversee the implementation of communications plans and strategies to meet the organisational priorities and strategic objectives of the Service Delivery Transformation Command.

About the role:

Part of a team responsible for implementing strategic transformational projects within Victoria Police, this position will be responsible for the development and implementation of communications policies and procedures to improve the effectiveness of communication within Victoria Police and externally with stakeholders. This position will provide high level support and advice across the organisation on all aspects of media and communications activities.

Using your excellent stakeholder relationship management skills, judgement and strong negotiation skills, you will influence outcomes and constructively manage stakeholder issues to ensure positive outcomes for stakeholders and the Command.

This position must have a demonstrated record of achievement at a senior level in planning, project management and managing the implementation of communications programs within a large, complex environment as well as demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluating projects as part of continual improvement.

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

Your duties will include:

  • Developing communications plans and strategies for internal and external engagement in line with organisational priorities.
  • Supporting and advising stakeholders across the organisation on all aspects of media and communications activities.
  • Monitoring service delivery targets and delivery against key milestones.
  • Preparing status updates for Superintendent SDO and other stakeholders on progress against key milestones.
  • Identifying and actively managing emerging communications opportunities, issues and risks.
  • Working collaboratively with and negotiating with stakeholders within the Region/Department/Command.

As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Expertise in analysis, conceptualisation, written communication and presentation skills, tailored to a variety of audiences.
  • Experience (and a record of achievement) in planning, project management and implementing communications programs within a large, complex environment.
  • Experience in project monitoring, evaluation and continuous improvement.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to self-motivate.
  • Strong integrity and discretion.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, fixed-term position available to 30 June 2026.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands, Melbourne, VIC 3008.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement.

Applications close midnight, Thursday 25 April 2024.

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

Current Victorian Government employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE).

For further information, please contact: Marie Syrjanen on (03) 8533 0934 or email Marie.Syrjanen@police.vic.gov.au.

We welcome applications from people with disability. 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 requirement/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8082..

About Us:

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers, and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety. 

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services, and our community.

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

Senior Communications Officer (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:



Marie Syrjanen | 8533 0934 or Marie.Syrjanen@police.vic.gov.au

Senior Communications Officer (VPSG5)