Program Update – Monday 6 November


Key Points:

  • VicOne Update: Transitional structure for Divisional Finance teams announced
  • New infographic update on the roadmap


VicOne Update


Last week, the VicOne consolidation project announced the transitional structure for Divisional Finance teams in the newly formed Victoria Division. Based on current plans, existing finance roles will continue until 30 June 2018, reporting to Major Leanne Ruthven, Assistant Divisional Commander from 10 January 2018. Divisional Headquarters Finance Teams will remain in their current locations until further notice.

Victoria State Leaders, Lt Cols Bruce and Debra Stevens travelled to all existing Divisional Headquarters over the past week to meet with Victorian Officers, staff and volunteers to provide a face-to-face update on the project. Affectionately known as ‘A chat with Bruce and Deb’, a webcast option was also provided to people who couldn’t attend in person. These online forums will occur for Victoria-based Officers, staff and volunteers every fortnight. For further information, please email:

To learn more about the VicOne consolidation, click here to view the fact sheet.

Roadmap Check-in

This week we check in with the roadmap. We’ve created a ‘Roadmap Update’ infographic that provides a dashboard view of each department as they progress through the department design, organisation structure implementation and system & process implementation phases. We’ll continue to provide updated versions of the infographic as we progress through the Australia One journey towards January 2019.




Keeping Informed

You can keep up to date with the latest Australia One news and information by regularly visiting the Australia One website (, or your monthly edition of OTHERS magazine ( online or in printed copy).

You can also raise any questions you may have with your manager, either at your regular team meeting or outside of those meetings.

You can also contact us directly through the Australia One email inbox: (AUS) (AUE)

You can print a copy of this Program Update by using your internet browser’s print function.

  • Pam Stamos
    Posted at 15:37h, 06 November Reply

    We hear leaders talking about Australia One in such glowing terms but the people I talk to are definitely not echoing those sentiments. Change is good, but change for the sake of change is never good. There are other ways to save money that do not involve reducing influence. The Lord has grown the Salvation Army in Australia over many years. Do not stunt that growth by reducing access points, where people can physically connect. Australia is growing rapidly, we should be ever more available by increasing not reducing.
    We need to plan for growth not decay. We need to look at ways to recruit more cadets. Yes we need to cut costs, while continuing to grow, but cuts in education, reducing numbers of new qualified well equipped workers will not do this. Booth College in Sydney is an ideal location because of its closeness to the airport and the city. The money saved in transport costs must be huge.

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