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Project Support Officer

  • HS4 – 12 month full time fixed term position with potential for extension
  • Accelerate & grow your professional project management skills
  • Take your career to the next level in this critical project support role
  • Great location in Fairfield with free onsite parking

About Forensicare

Forensicare is the statutory agency responsible for the provision of adult forensic mental health services across Victoria.Forensic mental health is a specialist area within the mental health service system. The services provided by Forensicare address the needs of offenders experiencing mental health issues, the mental health sector, the justice sector and the general community.

About the Role

The Project Support Officer will support and facilitate the delivery of projects within Strategic Capital Works Development. The role involves working closely with key stakeholders both internally and externally in the development of all aspects of projects, including scope, cost, budget and funding, timing, construction and engagement and liaison with user groups and other external project stakeholders where applicable. This is an exciting & diverse opportunity that will accelerate your growth in project management.

Key duties:

  • Apply organisational frameworks to plan, guide and monitor projects and the work of the project in order to meet immediate & long-term objectives.
  • Develop and evaluate solutions with consideration for likely business impacts, developing contingency plans and ensuring stakeholders are actively engaged in the problem solving process.
  • Provide key support to the Senior Project Manager in the development, implementation and review of policies.
  • Develop and contribute to external communications regarding service and strategic development.
  • Create lasting relationships with stakeholder groups, and partners/stakeholders to broker shared solutions in new areas.
  • Prepare project briefs, reports, plans and recommendations as directed and supported by the Senior Project Manager.
  • Ability to negotiate with tact and diplomacy on challenging issues.


  • Small supportive project team
  • Attractive salary package including the benefit of salary packaging
  • Monthly RDO
  • Additional bi-annual payment in recognition of meeting professional development requirements
  • Ideal location on city fringe

If you are a self starter, organised, efficient & readily accept challenges, this newly created role could be the perfect move for you to make in 2021.

You will be rewarded with professional growth in project management skills, a supportive team and play a pivotal role in an exciting new project where every day will be different!

Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and developing a diverse workforce which reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTQI, people with a lived experience of disability, as well as people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Forensicare promotes the following values: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect and leadership; and promotes behaviours that are consistent with these values at all times. Forensicare is an equal opportunity employer and offers a smoke free environment.

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