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Senior Program Officer (Vpsg5)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


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: 7 May 2021

Role: Senior Program Officer (until 31 Decemeber 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

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

Position Summary:

The Senior Program Officer will assist the Learning and Development Lead and Principal Communications Adviser to complete performance improvement projects and assist with communications.

  • Project management of improvement projects, including systems, processes and data collection reviews and enhancements
  • Identification of operational improvements, and partnering with stakeholders to implement them.
  • Refinement of governance models, and documentation of clear plans and strategies
  • Robust consultation with stakeholders


  • Working with stakeholders to develop education sessions or programs to meet operational policy needs.
  • Prepare Educational materials for delivery.
  • Manage and facilitate ICCOM and LPHU education sessions without supervision.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to coordinate the development of learning and stakeholder engagement materials to support the response to COVID-19.
  • Proactively identify possible barriers to success and develop mitigating strategies that seek to resolve any issues.
  • Liaise with other government areas and key industry sectors.
  • Participate in strategic planning and contribute to strategic decision-making processes.
  • Develop effective communications, and tailor material to suit audience needs.
  • Proactively identify opportunities and manage risk, and contribute to the risk management processes across the Branch
  • Manage a range of projects/functions each with increased budget, staff responsibilities or strategic importance.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Responds and tailors activities to clients' needs to provide outstanding levels of service; constructively deals with service issues that arise in a timely manner.


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

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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