Assistant Manager, Investigations

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.

Job Details
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Department: Victorian Institute of Teaching
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: VIT5.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1806006
Closing Date: 31-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $115,743 - $126,738
Job Duration: 3 year
Attachments: VIT-CC-5059-5060 - Grade 5.2 - Assistant Manager Investigations.pdf (PDF, 97KB)
Position Description

Recruitment process information.pdf (PDF, 49KB)

Contact: Lynton - Investigations Manager

Position Details

Salary range $115,743 - $126,738 plus statutory super.

Are you an experienced manager, capable of leading multiple teams investigating complex cases relating to the safety and wellbeing of children? 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 Assistant Manager, Investigations role offers an outstanding career opportunity for an experienced investigations leader who is passionate about using their expertise to support VIT in its regulation of Victorian teachers. With expert knowledge of investigations, extensive people management experience, and experience developing policies and procedures, 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:

  • Manage multiple teams of Investigators and Senior Investigators, leading staff to conduct assessments and investigations into the most serious and complex breaches of the VIT Codes of Conduct and Ethics, and to investigate criminal offences under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.
  • Exercise sound decision making and risk management practices in the allocation, prioritisation, and progression of assessments and investigations to enable VIT to meet its regulatory responsibilities, including to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children.
  • Review and provide feedback on a range of reports, briefs and correspondence dealing with highly complex issues, and deliver verbal briefings to senior managers and decision-making bodies.

This role will involve exposure to sensitive and objectionable material. Assistant Managers, Investigations are responsible for overseeing investigations of 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

You will have extensive knowledge of and experience in contemporary government investigative processes, strong people management experience, and a passion for child safety.

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

  • More than five years of experience conducting complex investigations in a criminal or regulatory environment.
  • Proven experience in managing and supervising a team of technical specialists in the delivery of an investigative function.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and strong attention to detail.
  • The completion of 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 three 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 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

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