Social Procurement Advisor (VPSG4)

Job posted: 06/09/2021
Applications close: 20/09/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / until 31 December 2022

Organisation: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Reference: VG/034368

Reference: VG/034368

Occupation: Consulting and Strategy

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.

Social Procurement Advisor

  • $88,955 - $100,930 (Plus Superannuation)
  • Fixed Term to 31 December 2022
  • Usual hours of work: Full Time (flexibility may be available)
  • Usual work location: 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available) 

The Social Procurement and Enterprise (SPE) branch is seeking expressions of interest for a Social Procurement Advisor position for a period of up to sixteen months. Integral to this position will be your ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, your responsiveness, customer focus and ability to undertake procurement related activities as directed.

The Social Procurement Advisor will play a key role in providing support and advice on social and sustainable procurement under the SPF to support Victorian government buyers to drive greater understanding and application of the SPF. Working closely with all parts of the SPE branch, the Social Procurement Advisor will support the development and delivery of social procurement engagement activities that create greater awareness and increased capability to deliver improved social, inclusive, and environmental outcomes across government procurement projects.

Key accountabilities:

  • provide procurement advice and address enquiries from government buyers to embed the SPF into their procurement activities
  • support the development and delivery of tools and resources to facilitate increased capability across government to implement the SPF
  • work proactively as part of a team to deliver procurement related engagement activities for government buyers

To be successful in this role, you will have sound procurement experience and be able to confidently advise and provide support across goods, services, and construction procurement activities. You will have excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders on the implementation of SPF to deliver high quality outcomes aligned to government objectives.

As a member of the SPE branch, you will have the opportunity to contribute to projects making a meaningful difference to Victorian communities and build your skills and exposure across the Department. We are looking for enthusiastic, adaptable team members and strongly encourage diverse candidates to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from multicultural backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ and people with disability. 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Fiona Sergi, Manager, Social Procurement Capability, at fiona.sergi@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department. For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Applications close at midnight on 20 September 2021.


Social Procurement Advisor (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / until 31 December 2022

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Fiona Sergi, Manager, Social Procurement Cap. | fiona.sergi@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Social Procurement Advisor (VPSG4)