Senior Project Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 20/07/2021
Applications close: 03/08/2021 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / until 31/12/2022

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DH/SCV/1551702

Reference: VG/DH/SCV/1551702

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

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: Tuesday 3 August 2021

Role: Senior Project Officer – Fixed term until 31 December 2022

Number of vacancies available: 1

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


The Senior Project Officer will support the design and establishment of the new mental health improvement unit in Safer Care Victoria. You will use your skills in project management, communication and stakeholder engagement to successfully progress the design and establishment of the Unit.

You will draw on your experience and ability to communicate with a wide audience to support external and internal stakeholders and lead key advisory and operational activities as part of the Unit's design and establishment team.

This position provides an opportunity to grow your strategic and analytical skills, and work with teams and people across Safer Care Victoria.

Are you:

  • An experienced Senior Project Officer with a sound knowledge of the health and/or mental health system and interested in being part of a new approach to quality improvement in Victoria's mental health and wellbeing services?
  • A problem solver who generates new ideas and applies experience to contribute practical and strategic solutions?
  • A team player who enjoys working collaboratively and proactively builds relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders?
  • A self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity?
  • Someone with excellent attention to detail, who is thorough and accurate?


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.

Senior Project Officer (VPSG5)

Job type:

Full time / until 31/12/2022

Job classification:



Felicity Loxton | Felicity.Loxton@safercare.vic.gov.au

Senior Project Officer (VPSG5)