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Director Strategy, Policy And Reform

State of Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

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Director Strategy, Policy and Reform

  • Be a trusted partner to a large, complex and diverse organisation
  • Contribute and make a difference to the Victorian community
  • Competitive package and attractive conditions
  • Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and support flexible working arrangements

Family Violence Command provides a central focus within Victoria Police to drive the next wave of reform and improvement in policing Family Violence, Sexual Offences and Child Abuse. The Strategy, Policy and Reform Division has 27 employees and consists of the:

  • Change Management and Coordination Unit;
  • The Special Investigations Support Unit;
  • Strategic Reform Unit; and
  • Strategy, Policy and Legislation Unit.

Reporting to the Assistant Commissioner, Family Violence Command, the Director, Strategy, Policy and Reform provides leadership and direction in the provision of strategic reform, project management and delivery of initiatives in relation to Family Violence, Sexual Offences and Child Abuse. We are seeking an experienced leader with a successful track record of formulating, leading and embedding positive strategies and change within large, complex organisations. The incumbent will join the executive leadership team and be a valued member of Victoria Police Command.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Leading and developing the Division in the provision of a range of strategic programs, projects and initiatives in relation to Family Violence, Sexual Offences and Child Abuse themes.
  • Provide high level authoritative advice to the Assistant Commissioner, Executive Command and Chief Commissioner on strategic issues that are affecting Victoria Police.
  • Leading, developing and valuing people through the provision of coaching, guidance and performance feedback.
  • Enhancing service delivery and responsiveness by leading the development and implementation of efficient organisational policies, practices and services in respect to family violence, sexual offences and child abuse.
  • Working with a range of internal and external stakeholders and representing Victoria Police on government and community committees focusing on family violence, sexual offences and child abuse.

As the successful applicant, you will bring:

  • Experience and a record of achievement in leading the development and management of strategic programs, projects and initiatives in a complex operating environment.
  • Leadership experience in delivering business outcomes which support the organisation's strategic direction.
  • Advanced written, verbal, negotiation and consultation skills which allow you to build relationships of substance and achieve mutually-beneficial outcomes.
  • Experience in leading people and teams to achieve their best and deliver outstanding results that model ethical behaviour.

Requirements and relevant information:

  • Position will be located at the Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo National Security Vetting, achieve and maintain a security classification as determined by the Department Head. To achieve this, applicants must be an Australian Citizen.
  • The preferred candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment security checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.

Your application must include:

  • Resume and Cover letter; and
  • Response to the Key Selection Criteria (KSC) of no more than three pages. The KSC can be found in the position description attached to the job advertisement.

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

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS and Executive Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 8080.

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.

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