Senior Project and Finance Officer

Job posted: 10/07/2024
Applications close: 28/07/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Fixed term until: 30-JUN-2025

Organisation: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Finance

Reference: VG/DFFH/CFD/689619B

Reference: VG/DFFH/CFD/689619B

Occupation: Finance

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

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. .

If you’re having any trouble viewing this ad and would like it or any attachments in an accessible format (such as large print), please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on the ad.

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)



The role of the Senior Project and Finance Officer is to undertake key project and financial management activities related to the reform of the Children and Families service system. This includes complex and comprehensive financial and project activities under the leadership of the Manager.


In this role, you will support the team with project management, financial analysis, coordination and administrative support work across a range of reform programs that will drive long-term strategic benefits. The position offers an opportunity for a high-performing financial management expert to work in a fast-paced environment supporting project management initiatives.


The Senior Project and Finance Officer will work in a dynamic and flexible environment that encourages idea generation, from design through to program and financial management implementation. With a demonstrated record of achievement in financial management in government programs and complex projects, this position will rely on the successful candidate's strong stakeholder management and analytical skills, clear communication expertise, financial acumen and the ability to operate at times with minimal supervision.


Are you


  • An innovative and strategic thinker, with experience in financial management practices?
  • Expert at working with diverse internal and external senior stakeholders to influence and negotiate to facilitate partnerships to achieve results?
  • Someone who can manage competing priorities across complex work packages and changing environments.


The department strongly recommends (but does not mandate) that employees maintain their COVID-19 vaccination status in accordance with current ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) advice, given their individual circumstances. As of June 2023, DFFH does not require evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status.



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

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 (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
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. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

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)

Please apply to submit your interest in this position.

Senior Project and Finance Officer

Job type:

Full time / Fixed term until: 30-JUN-2025

Job classification:



Arun Pandiyan | 0419 358 482

Senior Project and Finance Officer