Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Program (VPSG5)

Job posted: 11/06/2021
Applications close: 27/06/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Transport

Salary: $101,120 - $122,348

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/80007396DXT

Reference: VG/80007396DXT

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability. We are excited to offer this opportunity for you to become part of the Department that delivers more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.

Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Program

  • Annual Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348 per annum plus superannuation
  • Tenure: Fixed Term (12 months)
  • Employment Type:  Full Time
  • Usual Work Location: Melbourne CBD (flexibility may be available)


About the Division


This role will be part of the Organisational Development and Learning branch of the People and Business Services Division. The Division aims to provide business enabling people and corporate services functions, to drive a high-performance culture and to support integrated operations.


About the Opportunity

This is a special measures role and only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are eligible to apply, as per the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

As Senior Advisor for Aboriginal Program, you'll manage the delivery of Aboriginal inclusion projects. You'll lead the delivery of Aboriginal programs to help drive organisational culture through a range of strategies and initiatives.


What we're looking for

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of key issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly in the context of employment and career progression.
  • Demonstrated experience in effective stakeholder management, including identifying shared issues; building mutually beneficial partnerships; identifying and responding to stakeholder needs; ensuring stakeholder outcomes are achieved; and finding solutions to resolve stakeholder issues.
  • Experience in developing and delivering Aboriginal strategies, programs, projects, and initiatives in accordance with agreed plans while keeping across and respond to the emerging needs of the organisation.
  • Ability to interpret and provide sound advice on contemporary Aboriginal workforce related initiatives and strategies, relevant state and federal employment legislation, and local policies and procedures while challenging the status quo.
  • Experience in developing and managing key projects, liaising with team members, anticipating and addressing issues, and negotiating key elements with stakeholders to ensure project objectives are achieved.
  • High skilled in preparing and presenting high-quality reports, submissions, briefings and correspondence for diverse stakeholders and senior decision makers.
  • Tertiary qualification in a related or relevant field (desirable).


Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network.  We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life. We are focused on providing a workplace environment that is rewarding, enjoyable, healthy and productive for all employees, where contributions are valued and recognised, expectations are clear, and treatment is fair and equitable. More information on the PD attached.


How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and if you wish a covering letter.  Applications close 11.59pm on Sunday, 27 June 2021.

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please contact Nivy Balachandran, Manager Inclusion and Diversity at Nivy.Balachandran@roads.vic.gov.au

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Program (VPSG5)

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Nivy Balachandran | Nivy.Balachandran@roads.vic.gov.au

Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Program (VPSG5)