Senior Adviser, Aboriginal Employment

We are looking for someone with strong project management and written communication skills to join the Aboriginal employment and cultural safety team at DELWP.
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/50920688Z
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: Ongoing - flexible
Attachments: PD 50920688 VPS5 - SENIOR ADVISER (1).docx (Word, 177KB)

Contact: Chelsea Currie
0432 616 331

Position Details

We are looking for and someone to join our team to implement Aboriginal cultural safety initiatives.

If you have strong project management and written communication skills, and you want to work for a progressive and flexible organisation, we would love to hear from you!

This role is for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants and will sit in our Aboriginal employment and cultural safety team.

The Senior Adviser, Aboriginal Employment will play a key role within the Local Infrastructure Group and across DELWP in the review, development and implementation of a range of Aboriginal employment initiatives, which have been designed to meet the department's Aboriginal employment objectives and goals as stated in Pupangarli Marnmarnepu 'Owning Our Future' Aboriginal Self-Determination Reform Strategy 2020-2025.  

This is designated position under s.12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. 

Specialist/Technical Expertise/Qualifications

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of current challenges, issues, opportunities and community aspirations amongst Aboriginal Victorian communities.
  • Extensive experience in building networks with Aboriginal people living in Victoria, using knowledge of cultural and communication sensitivities.
  • It is preferable to have experience in Human Resources management, recruitment, learning and development or a similar field.

This is an ongoing position.

To be considered for this position, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter (no longer than 2 pages) summarising their skills and relevant experience.

For further information please refer to the attached position description.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday, 05 October 2022.

Other relevant information:

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a Declaration and Consent form and a National Police Check.  Recruitment is subject to the prospective employee confirming their vaccination status as up to date or providing evidence that they are medically exempt.

This position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people under s.12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required for appointment to this position. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

We recognise the significant responsibility to enable self-determination, be accountable to Traditional Owners and provide opportunities to strengthen First Peoples' connection to Country. We are committed to creating a culturally safe environment, where individuals feel safe, valued, and able to celebrate their culture, and spiritual and belief systems.

For general information about Aboriginal Employment at DELWP, please contact



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