Senior Investigator

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

16 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Victorian Institute of Teaching

Salary: $104,750 - $115,742

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Reference: VG/1802996

Reference: VG/1802996

Occupation: Regulatory Governance and Compliance

Salary Range: $104,750 - $115,742

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 $104,750 - $115,742 plus statutory super.

Are you an experienced leader, capable of managing complex investigations relating to the safety and wellbeing of children?  Are you a team player, coach and an encourager?  Do you thrive in a dynamic, challenging environment? Would you like to work for a smaller organisation with the opportunity to make a real difference?

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 Senior 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 expert knowledge of investigating complex professional conduct matters, working collaboratively with a team of experienced legal practitioners and having well developed leadership skills, the successful candidate 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:

  • Conduct assessments and investigations into the most serious and complex breaches of the VIT Codes of Conduct and Ethics, and investigate criminal offences under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.
  • Prepare authoritative reports, briefs, and correspondence on highly complex issues.
  • Mentor, coach, and support the development of Investigators and other staff members. You may be required to supervise direct reports, and review and approve written products.

This role will involve exposure to sensitive and objectionable material. Senior 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 Senior Investigator you will have sound and practical knowledge of current government investigative processes, experience working in a professional conduct setting and a passion for child safety.

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

  • Experience in the conduct of administrative or criminal investigations. More than three years of experience conducting investigations in a regulatory environment is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience in managing and supervising a team of technical specialists in the delivery of an investigative function.
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and a strong ability to influence others in agreed directions.
  • Hold a Diploma of 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

Senior Investigator

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

Senior Investigator