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Commissioner, VEOHRC (See Advertisement)

Job posted: 22/02/2021
Applications close: 08/03/2021 (Midnight)
5 days remaining

5 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / Up to five years

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Other

Reference: VG/COMMISSIONER21

Reference: VG/COMMISSIONER21

Occupation: Other

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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  • Utilise your executive leadership experience and expertise in human rights and equal opportunity law/policy to support the VEOHRC in achieving its objectives.
  • Executive opportunity to manage the day-to-day administration of the VEOHRC for up to five years.
  • SES Grade 2 ($249,701 - $360,000 per annum)

 

About us

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission (VEOHRC) is an independent statutory body established under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

The VEOHRC has statutory responsibilities under the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001, as well as specific functions under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. The VEOHRC's role encompasses the protection and promotion of human rights in Victoria, and preventing discrimination and vilification, through education, complaints resolution and engagement with communities, employers, government, and the public.

The VEOHRC is also proposed to be given new education, complaints handling and investigation functions under the Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020, which is currently before the Victorian Parliament.

 

About the role

The Commissioner role is a full-time statutory position, appointed by and responsible to the Board of VEOHRC for control of the day-to-day administration of the affairs of the VEOHRC in accordance with the policies, priorities and strategies determined by the Board of VEOHRC and exercising any other delegated functions, powers and duties. 

Whilst not an executive officer in the Victorian Public Service, the Commissioner has all the functions of a public service body Head in relation to employees of the VEOHRC, pursuant to an order made by Governor in Council under section 16 of the Public Administration Act 2004.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Manage the day to day administration of the affairs of the VEOHRC in accordance with the relevant legislation and the policies, priorities and strategies as set by the Board.
  • Provide advice and information to the Board on any material issues concerning strategy, operations, finance, reporting obligations or any other matters of risk to the organisation, including:
    • compliance and alignment with the VEOHRC's establishing legislation, obligations under other applicable legislative frameworks and Government policies affecting the VEOHRC. 
    • effective management of the VEOHRC's finances, human resources, information, risks, communications, marketing, assets, performance, and reporting.
    • Implement the strategic direction, plans and the general nature of the VEOHRC's activities as set by the Board.

To learn more about this role and the VEOHRC, please see the attached position description.

 

About you

To be successful you will have:

  • A strong record of achievement as a senior executive in either the government, community, or the business sector.
  • A deep understanding of or expertise in the fields of human rights and equal opportunity law and / or policy.
  • A sophisticated appreciation of how government works and a broad knowledge and understanding of Government objectives and strategies.
  • A proven track record of effectively working with a Board.
  • Ability to promote the objectives of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001.
  • Ability to promote the Commission's responsibilities under the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.
  • Commercial acumen and sound financial and budgetary skills.
  • Previous experience, training, and proven track record in liaising with and responding to inquiries from media; and
  • Ability to present as a confident, articulate and credible spokesperson of a statutory authority.

For further information about this role, please contact Luke Bishop on luke.bishop@justice.vic.gov.au

 

How to apply

Applications should include a covering letter addressing the key requirements detailing relevant experience and skills with a short summary of the attributes you feel you could contribute with your CV preferably together as one file.

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.

Commissioner, VEOHRC (See Advertisement)

Job type:

Full time / Up to five years

Job classification:

See Advertisement

Contact:

Luke Bishop | Luke.Bishop@justice.vic.gov.au

Commissioner, VEOHRC (See Advertisement)