At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you. The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon. If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad. For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it? Exciting ongoing opportunity across delivery of legal assistance initiativesUtilise your strong team engagement and interpersonal skillsBuild on your policy and service delivery skillsContribute to a dynamic and busy team About usThe Justice Policy and Data Reform (JPDR) group supports the Attorney-General in her role as Victoria's First Law Officer and her criminal and civil law policy responsibilities. We prioritise our relationships with key entities across the justice system and the department to ensure policy reform is strategic, relevant, holistic and people-centred. The group is comprised of three branches including Justice System Reform (JSR), Justice Policy and Legislation and Priority Projects.Within JSR, the System Governance (SG) branch has three teams, namely: Appointments –manages the department's high priority appointments of judicial officers and key board appointments.Governance Strategy and Review –responsible for governance policy and support, strategic reviews, strategic and operational relationship management and funding of the Victorian legal assistance sector, as well as support for key justice system entities.Honorary Justice Services Support –provides policy, day-to-day management and operational oversight of Victoria's Honorary Justices. About the roleAs part of the Governance Strategy and Review team, the policy responsibility of the Senior Project Officer is to assist in the program development, grant management and evaluation of community based legal assistance programs funded through State and Commonwealth funding agreements, with specific reference to the National Legal Assistance Partnership (NLAP), its reporting and implementation requirements. The role will contribute to identification and development of policy and strategies to facilitate access to justice outcomes, improvements to overall funding arrangements and the legal assistance evidence base.About youAs our ideal candidate you will demonstrate: An understanding of the justice system and the role of legal assistance to facilitate access to justiceExperience in coordinating and responding to significant briefing and information requestsHigh level contract/grant and tendering process management experience and an appropriate level of financial acumenStrong stakeholder management skills to work collaboratively with our partners across the department and the broader justice system How to applyFor detailed information on key accountabilities please refer to the attached position description.Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include only a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience, suitability and motivations in applying for the role. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats. The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.
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