Operations Manager - Projects | Geelong

Operations Manager - Projects

Application Close Date: 07-Jan-2018
Position Type:
Fixed term - full time
$87,939 - $107,300
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  • Utilise your project management skills in a diverse environment
  • Full-time, fixed-term role up to 18 months based in Lara
  • Salary range $87,939 - $107,300 (plus superannuation)

An exciting opportunity exists for a full-time Operations Manager – Projects in the Regional Service Network – West Area.

About us

HM Prison Barwon is a maximum-security prison located 6 km north-west of Lara, 20 km from the centre of Geelong and about 70 km from Melbourne, and is part of the Barwon South West Regional structure. It is Victoria's major maximum-security prison for sentenced male prisoners.

About the role

The Operations Manager, Projects role will provide a critical operations function assisting with the delivery of allocated projects, ensuring that prison policies and procedures are followed. The role will involve working across multiple projects and will provide a critical interface between prison management and the Built Environment and Business Sustainability team.

This role will also be responsible for managing a team of custodial staff who will supervise project staff including contractors and consultants. The role requires highly developed leadership skills, maturity, sound judgement and knowledge of prison operations and confidence in decision-making.

The role encompasses reporting (including financial), human resource management, including performance management, coaching and developing staff, occupational health and safety requirements, EEO legislation responsibilities, staff employment and training requirements.

Utilising highly developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, the role is responsible for the leadership, mentoring and motivation of staff to achieve identified objectives and service outcomes, whilst ensuring compliance with prison and court procedures.

About you

To be successful, you will have:

  • the ability to contribute to Corrections Victoria achieving its Mission to deliver safe and secure corrections systems
  • knowledge of risk management practices within a correctional setting
  • previous experience in managing and leading teams
  • demonstrated experience in project management and delivery (preferably in the constructions of institutional facilities).

It is a requirement of this role to work weekends and public holidays, which will be remunerated in accordance with the applicable provision of the VPS Enterprise Agreement.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the role's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

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