Yoorrook Response Adviser (VPSG4)

Job posted: 08/05/2022
Applications close: 20/05/2022 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / June 2024

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $88,955 - $100,930

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

Reference: VG/DH/AH/1628267

Reference: VG/DH/AH/1628267

Occupation: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 20 May 2022 

Role: Yoorrook Response Adviser (June 2024)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Position Summary: 

Under the direction of the Yoorrook Response Lead, the role will coordinate and contribute to a planned and coordinated engagement across the Department of Health and across the health service system to support the response to the Yoorrook Justice Commission, with responsibility for conducting and contributing to complex policy and service delivery research and analysis, along with records management and experience in working with Public Records of Victoria. It will require strong leadership, collaboration, and time management skills, with the ability to collaborate with and harness the collective insights of the department, health services and other external stakeholders to inform departmental engagement and response to the Yoorrook Justice Commission. A solid understanding of policy, research, analytics, records management, and a strong understand of the Public Records Act 2005 in combination with strong writing skills are required to be successful in this role.


  • Strong stakeholder relationship management as a key contact for the Yoorrook Response Unit across the department. 
  • Guide team in the research and identification of key holdings relevant to the Yoorrook priority areas.  
  • Guide team in the research, preparation and provision of records in response to Notices to Produce and adjacent activities.  
  • Management of digitisation workflows in preparation for transfer of records relating to notices to produce and in consultation with the Yoorrook Response Unit.  
  • Reporting and additional project and policy support to the Yoorrook Response Unit as required.  
  • Complete archival activities demonstrating a good understanding of the records as well as recordkeeping skills in: complex retrieval requests, appraisal and correct sentencing of records against approved Retention & Disposal Authorities; and record indexing for records relevant to Yoorrook Priority Areas. 
  • Operate as an effective team member in a team environment and deliver quality, timely and effective customer service. 
  • Supervise the allocation of resources within and the outputs required of the work area. 
  • Provide significant input to senior management about issues and risks and the improvement of the recordkeeping programme, processes and procedures. 
  • Managing the data quality of records including classification, titling, security, and completeness. 
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with the requirements of DPC in response to the Commission. 

Mandatory Vaccination Policy:

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.  This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19.  Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made.  If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances



Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Yoorrook Response Adviser  (VPSG4)

Job type:

Full time / June 2024

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Zena McManus | 0466 888 221

Yoorrook Response Adviser  (VPSG4)