Inclusion and Accessibility Officer (VPSG4)

Job posted: 26/08/2021
Applications close: 23/09/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 2 Years

Organisation: Victorian Fisheries Authority

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Reference: VG/VFA/VFA/1562046XT

Reference: VG/VFA/VFA/1562046XT

Occupation: Agriculture/Primary Industry

Salary Range: $88,955 - $100,930

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The VFA is a statutory authority established in 2017 to facilitate the effective management of Victoria’s fisheries resources in a coordinated and strategic way that ensures their ongoing sustainability. The VFA functions to ensure that the Government, the recreational and commercial fishing sectors and the Victorian community can share in and obtain the benefits from sustainable fisheries management.


Inclusion and Accessibility Officer 

Classification: VPS4

Salary Range: $87,640 - $99,438

Work Location: 1 Spring Street, Melbourne 

Employment Type: Full Time / Fixed Term

Tenure: Fixed Term (2 years)

Further Information: Letitia A Billings, Chief Operating Officer, 0427 370 322

About the Team

On 1 February 2021, Better Boating Victoria was transferred to the VFA, providing an integrated approach to our boating and fishing operations. The focus is on making it easier for Victorians, anglers, boaters and a-like to access the information they need about boating and fishing in Victoria.

The VFA has around 190 employees located in the Melbourne CBD, metropolitan Melbourne and across regional Victoria.

About the Opportunity

The Inclusion and Accessibility Officer is responsible for supporting the implementation and delivery of the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA)'s inclusion and accessibility initiatives.  These initiatives support VFA's commitment to equality of opportunity for all with both a focus on our workforce and our stakeholders.  The VFA is committed to increasing the number and diversity of people fishing and boating. This role will be key to delivering the VFA's Accessibility Action Plan including coordinating the development of an implementation plan.

Seeking those with lived experience as a person with disability or indirect experience of disability and an understanding of disability issues for others living in the community.

About You

  • Experience of disability: Personal, lived experience as a person with disability or indirect experience of disability and an understanding of disability issues for others living in the community.
  • Accessibility & Universal Design principles: Demonstrate an understanding of accessible, inclusive and/or universal design principles.
  • Organisation skills:  Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills and an ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Communication Skills: Experience preparing concise reports, presentations, briefs and/or correspondence in a Government setting.  Identify, coordinate, and produce reporting and written communication which supports effective decision-making by Senior Executives and Government.
  • Stakeholder Relationships:  Demonstrated ability to liaise in a professional manner with a diverse stakeholder group including senior management, external and internal stakeholders
  • Planning: Experience in the preparation of project plans, agendas, minutes, reports, briefs, meeting documentation and presentations

VFA's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The VFA values diversity and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all. A key priority is that diversity, inclusion, and flexibility are valued. We want our staffing profile to reflect the diversity of the Victorian community and to extend our reach through partnerships with a diverse range of organisations. We respect the human rights of people with disability. We recognise the rights of people with disability to work, to access workplace adjustments, to be safe and healthy at work, and to progress in their careers. We are committed to eliminating discrimination against people with disability and creating an accessible and inclusive environment for engagement with and the delivery of our services to people with a disability. The VFA has developed an Accessibility Action Plan to drive this commitment.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and if you wish a covering letter. Applications close 11.59pm on 23 September 2021. For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please call Letitia Billings, Chief Operating Officer on 0427370322.  Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Inclusion and Accessibility Officer (VPSG4)

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Full time / 2 Years

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Letitia Billings | 0427370322

Inclusion and Accessibility Officer (VPSG4)