Senior Portfolio Planning Officer, Portfolio Development, Future Projects & Planning (VPSG5)

Job posted: 13/05/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 30/06/2024

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $102,637 - $124,183

Occupation: Planning

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/602617A

Reference: VG/DFFH/HV/602617A

Occupation: Planning

Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)



  • Passionate about contributing to nation's largest-ever investment in social and affordable housing?
  • Experienced in project management, land assembly and property?
  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders?

An exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Portfolio Planning Officer on a Fixed term basis in Portfolio Development, Future Projects & Planning sub-unit

The unit undertakes forward planning for social housing growth to create a well-planned and targeted growth pipeline which best leverages State and other investment. The wider unit is also responsible for defining the scope, preliminary form and initial costs of social housing projects, for precinct and estate master planning and for coordinating and overseeing statutory planning for social housing growth. The sub-unit has focus on identifying a forward pipeline of social and affordable housing projects on government land, and a high level of engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

The Senior Portfolio Planning Officer role presents a challenging and rewarding opportunity to help deliver the $5.3 billion Big Housing Build, Australia's largest-ever investment in social and affordable housing. This role's focus is the advancement of social and affordable housing projects on surplus or underutilised government land.

The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and supporting the portfolio-wide analysis of development opportunities, commissioning multi-disciplinary consultant teams to assess development feasibility and strategically managing the future development pipeline on a portfolio-wide basis. The successful applicant will also undertake engagement with internal and external stakeholders and provide key advice to determine social and affordable housing growth opportunities.

Well-developed skills in in managing land assembly issues and understanding of property development drivers, including Title and Planning matters is required. Experience in stakeholder engagement, particularly with state government landholding agencies, is key. Well-development project management skills are essential, along with attention to detail and the ability to create and maintain accurate records

As our ideal candidate, you will be required to demonstrate:

  1. Conceptual and analytical ability: deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; uses analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems; has creative ideas and can project how these can link to innovations.
  2. Creativity and innovation: generates new ideas; draws on a range of information sources to identify new ways of doing things; actively influences events and promotes ideas; translates creative ideas into workplace improvements; reflects on experience and is open to new ways to improve practice.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria and qualification requirements for the role please refer to the Position Description attached.

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19) based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and the duties performed. The department's policy (attached) outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may be required.  For this role, you are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement. Please refer to the attached policy for more information - DFFH COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination policy.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applicants are required to submit a CV and cover letter outlining their suitability to the position in line with the Key Selection Criteria (max 2 pages)

All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to JSE) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <https://jse.vic.gov.au/user/login?destination=/new-home-page> portal.

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.  c

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (www.dffh.vic.gov.au/jobs)

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