Project Officer Family Violence, Coroners Court of Victoria (VPSG3)

Court Services Victoria 3.5★

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Court Services Victoria

Salary: $72,751 – $88,336

Occupation: Family Violence Workers

Reference: VG/JS0065B

  • Be part of a supportive, professional, and multi-disciplinary.
  • Help make a positive difference to the Victorian community.
  • Flexible work options available between the office and home.

About us

The Coroners Court is responsible for:

  • Independently investigating deaths and fires. Certain deaths and fires are reported to the Coroners for independent investigation. Their investigations seek to establish the facts – when, where, how, and why the death or fire happened.
  • Reducing preventable deaths. Wherever possible, the Coroner will suggest ways to prevent similar deaths or fires by making well informed and practical recommendations, based on the evidence before them.
  • Promoting public health and safety and the administration of justice. The court regularly reports on data and trends regarding preventable deaths in Victoria to help inform public health responses.

About the role

The Coroners Prevention Unit (CPU) provides support to Coroners to fulfil their prevention mandate to improve public health and safety.

The CPU manages the Victorian Systemic Review of Family Violence Deaths (VSRFVD), undertaking in-depth reviews of these complex deaths to contribute to strengthening the response to family violence across the state.

The primary role of the Project Officer Family Violence is to support the VSRFVD by:

  • Identifying family violence homicides among deaths reported to the court.
  • Tracking investigations through the criminal and (where relevant) coronial process and assessing whether the death meets the criteria of the VSRFVD.
  • Reviewing case file material to undertake detailed coding of information about homicides investigated by Coroners, collating data, and preparing reports.

About you



As the successful candidate, you will be a critical thinker with the ability to analyse and interpret complex data. Additionally, you will possess:

  • A strong attention to detail to ensure high quality work
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Proficiency in a variety of digital platforms and tools

You will have the ability to demonstrate a high degree of sensitivity, coupled with efficiency and professionalism.


How to apply

To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button, ensuring you include the following documents in your application:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter (not exceeding two pages) demonstrating the attributes and experience relevant to the role (see Key Selection Criteria in the attached Position Description).
  • A response to the following (in addition to the two pages above):

The Coroners Court is an environment that can expose staff to images, case history, testimony and behaviour that can cause stress and/or distress at times.

Question: Our mental health is just as important as our physical health particularly when it comes to meeting the daily challenges in our life. What strategies do you use to look after your mental health?


Other Information:

Court Services Victoria (CSV) is the employer of staff at all Victorian courts and tribunals, the Judicial College of Victoria, and the Judicial Commission of Victoria. CSV offers a wide range of legal and non-legal career options as well as attractive employee benefits.

Employees of Court Services Victoria are required to comply with any applicable government pandemic order, as well as any policy implemented by Court Services Victoria, in relation to mandatory vaccinations against COVID-19. It is a condition of any offer of employment that applicants for vacant roles with Court Services Victoria agree to comply with any applicable pandemic order or policy regarding mandatory vaccinations.

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