Data and Evidence Officer-Yoorrook Justice Commission (VPSG4)

Job posted: 17/03/2023
Applications close: 10/04/2023 (Midnight)
21 days remaining

21 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 28 June 2024

Organisation: Department of Premier and Cabinet

Salary: $91,418 - $103,725

Occupation: Information Management

Reference: VG/1708429

Reference: VG/1708429

Occupation: Information Management

Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Yoorrook's Letters Patent requires it to prioritise the employment of First Peoples. First Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all roles at Yoorrook.

Yoorrook has been established as an independent Royal Commission under the Inquiries Act 2014. It will focus on truth-telling and healing for First Peoples, by inquiring into historic and ongoing systemic injustices perpetrated against First Peoples in Victoria by State and non-State entities since colonisation until today. Yoorrook is the first Aboriginal truth-telling body to be established in Australia. Click here to see the letters patent that set out Yoorrook's historic mandate.

The Data and Evidence Officer supports the management of Yoorrook's data and evidence material as per its mandate and duties as a First People's Royal Commission. 

Reporting to the Data and Information Manager, the position plays an active role in the day-to-day management of evidence material including submissions, transcriptions, and other hearings material. This involves logging, tracking, and monitoring data workflows and its progress across multiple systems and with various stakeholders. 

Yoorrook's mandate requires it to complete its work by 30 June 2024. Yoorrook has recommended to the Victorian Government that it extend this timeframe by two years to 30 June 2026. 

You will be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities within a work environment and passionate about truth and justice for First Peoples in Victoria. 

This is a fixed-term role until 28 June 2024.


This role will suit you if you have experience in managing sensitive records and awareness of Indigenous Data Sovereignty protocols.

You must have demonstrated professional experience in areas of data and information management and advanced computer skills, including MS Office suite and Sharepoint (mandatory). You will also possess excellent stakeholder management skills, ability to work with great accuracy and attention to detail and experience working in tight timeframes.


Applications close on 10 April 2023 and should include:

  • A resume; and
  • A cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria as found in the position description (within two pages).

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Marlyn Assad on 0401 241 199.


Yoorrook's Letters Patent requires it to prioritise the employment of First Peoples. First Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all roles at Yoorrook.  Some roles as marked may be classified as designated positions under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 where only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people will be eligible to apply. 

Yoorrook actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including people who identify as LGBQTI+, people with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically different backgrounds.

All roles at Yoorrook can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Preferred candidates may be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent Form. Employment of successful candidates may be subject to a National Police Check.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. As an authorised provider, Yoorrook is required to comply with the state government's mandatory vaccination policy for COVID-19.

Data and Evidence Officer-Yoorrook Justice Commission (VPSG4)

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Marlyn Assad, Data and Information Manager | 0401 241 199

Data and Evidence Officer-Yoorrook Justice Commission (VPSG4)