Job posted: 09/07/2024
Applications close: 31/07/2024 (Midnight)
17 days remaining

17 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 years

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Teaching

Salary: $90,784 - $103,004

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Reference: VG/1802944

Reference: VG/1802944

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Salary Range: $90,784 - $103,004

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is an independent statutory authority, whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession.

About us

The VIT’s vision is to ensure that Victorian learners have the best teachers. All our work focusses on raising the quality of teaching, and providing for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

We are committed to building an inclusive workforce where the full potential of all employees is reached and our differences are embraced. The VIT supports and enables employees to work safely in a discrimination-free environment and enjoy equal opportunities.

By joining the team at VIT, you will work within a friendly, high-performance culture with a focus on people and their development.

Benefits include

  • flexible working arrangements
  • consultative leadership team who cares about staff, and actively supports career and professional development
  • positive and active social culture
  • access to a wide variety of leave options and salary packaging arrangements
  • strong commitment to equity, including through a comprehensive Gender Equity Action plan
  • mental health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • ’A grade’ office building with 4.5-star energy rating and modern end-of-trip facilities - only minutes from Southern Cross station.

Be part of a workforce who share VIT’s vision and are committed to contributing to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Salary range $90,784 - $103,004 plus statutory super.

Are you a strong communicator with well-developed report writing skills? Do you enjoy working as a part of a dedicated and diverse team and have a passion for child safety?

If you fit this profile, then you could join the dynamic Investigations Team within the Professional Conduct Branch at VIT with an exciting and challenging mandate to enable quality teaching, and provide for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

The Investigator role offers an outstanding career opportunity for a professional who is passionate about using their expertise to support VIT in its regulation of Victorian teachers. With knowledge of conducting investigations into professional conduct matters, excellent report writing skills and a strong attention to detail, the role will ensure VIT makes informed decisions about the suitability of teachers to hold registration.

Be part of a forward-thinking, risk-based regulator where ideas and opinions are valued.


About the role

This role will require you to:

  • Plan and conduct focused and timely assessments and investigations, in line with agreed performance measures.
  • Prepare authoritative and high-quality reports, briefs and correspondence on complex issues.
  • Exercise sound professional judgement about the application of legislation and the development of policy options relating to disciplinary matters.

This role will involve exposure to sensitive and objectionable material. Investigators are responsible for investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect, and child sexual abuse.

Please refer to the position description for full details of the role requirements.


About you

As an experienced investigator you will have sound and practical knowledge of current government investigative processes.

As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to influence others in an agreed direction.
  • Excellent organisation and planning skills.
  • Problem solving skills underpinned by sound analytical capability.
  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships.
  • Hold a Certificate IV in Government Investigations, or have the ability to attain within 12 months.


How to apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (no more than two pages) addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.

To discuss this role further, please contact Lynton, Investigations Manager, Professional Conduct Branch on(03) 8601 6207 or by email at recruitment@vit.vic.edu.au


Recruitment and selection process

Our recruitment and selection process is based on the public sector employment principles and will include the following overarching principles 

  • our decisions will be based on merit - we will assess each applicant's skills, knowledge, attributes and qualifications objectively against the key selection criteria
  • we will be fair, reasonable and equitable - we will provide equal employment opportunities
  • we will be objective
  • we will comply with our privacy obligations during the recruitment and selection process.


During the recruitment and selection process, shortlisted applicants may be asked to submit to various assessment tools and pre-employment screenings. This may include consent to conduct a nationally coordinated criminal history check.

The VIT is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and stakeholders. We require all employees to comply with VIT's vaccination policy.


Applications close: 11:59pm  31 July 2024



Job type:

Full time / 3 years

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Lynton - Investigations Manager | recruitment@vit.vic.edu.au