Investigator - 2-year Fixed Term

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is the statutory authority for the regulation of the teaching profession in Victoria, in accordance with the Education and Training Reform Act 2006. Our vision is for all Victorian children and young people to have the best teachers. We are driven by our values: we are considerate, we are open, we value each other, and we are accountable

Job overview

The Institute is seeking applications to fill 3 x 2 year fixed term positions as Investigators in the Investigations Team, Professional Conduct Branch.

Are you an investigator with a keen interest in undertaking assessments of professional conduct and/or suitability issues arising from complaints and notifications received about teachers and early childhood teachers in Victoria? These will involve assessments of conduct and competence as well as fitness issues, including impairments and criminal offences

If you fit this profile, then you could join the dynamic Professional Conduct Branch which has an exciting and challenging mandate for change. The 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.

About the role

Salary range: $89,004 (Grade 4.1.1) to $100,984 (Grade 4.1.7) plus statutory superannuation.

Be part of a forward-thinking, risk-based regulator where ideas and opinions are valued. This role will require you to:

  • Assess and triage incoming matters based on sound risk assessment

  • Prepare detailed reports that provide authoritative advice and make recommendations on complex issues for individual teachers

  • Analyse large volumes of information, identify issues, and source relevant information and documentation to inform the assessment

  • Exercise high-level professional judgement about the application of legislation and other applicable codes and standards

  • Demonstrate accountability in respect of managing risk to the safety and wellbeing of children

  • Provide specialist support to the Senior Investigators and Investigations Manager to enable high quality assessments and regulatory activity to be undertaken within agreed timeframes

  • Communicate clearly, effectively and sensitively with registered teachers

  • Work collaboratively across VIT to contribute to the delivery of outcomes aligned with the Strategic Plan, model the Victorian public sector values and VIT behaviours and contribute to a positive culture and working environment both within the Conduct and Compliance Team and across VIT.
  • Job Details
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    Department: Victorian Institute of Teaching
    Work Type: Fixed term - full time
    Job Function: Other
    Classification: VIT4
    Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
    Reference: VG/CC-5037
    Closing Date: 29-Jan-2023
    Salary Range: $89,004 - $100,984
    Job Duration: 2 years
    Attachments: VIT-CC-5031, 5038, 5042, 5043, 5052 - Grade 4 - Investigator Fixed Term.pdf (PDF, 93KB)
    Job Specification

    Recruitment Information Sheet v2.pdf (PDF, 72KB)


    Contact: Dylan Salamon Investigations Manager
    dylan.salamon@vit.vic.edu.au

    Position Details

    About you

    You will have sound and practical knowledge of conducting investigations and/or undertaking suitability or like assessments in a regulatory context of making recommendations for regulatory action. 

    The role may involve dealing with allegations of child sexual abuse and other confronting material. 

    You will have strong investigative and/or relevant experience combined with a highly organised approach and a proven record of accomplishment in regulatory work. In addition to this, as the successful candidate, you will have:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Very well developed organisation and planning skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Demonstrated influencing and negotiation skills
    • Proven organisational awareness
    • Demonstrated problem solving skills underpinned by sound analytical capability
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships
    • Resilience and flexibility
    • Experience in conducting investigations in a regulatory environment is highly desirable
    • Demonstrated experience, qualifications or training in investigations, or a related discipline are highly desirable
    • An understanding of working in a government investigative environment is desirable.

     About us

    VIT offers a supportive, inclusive working environment, plus an attractive remuneration package and flexible work options. Our team of diverse, high performing individuals are talented, supportive, and inclusive. Every role within VIT provides for the safety and wellbeing of children; our work enables quality teaching and the best educational outcomes for young Victorians.

    VIT promotes and encourages the Victorian Public sector Employee's Code of Conduct of responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect, leadership and human rights.

    We pride ourselves on allowing our staff to grow to their full potential, by offering new professional challenges and providing career growth opportunities.

    VIT is centrally located at 717 Bourke Street near Southern Cross Station in modern offices. 

    How to Apply

    Your application needs to include the following:

    • A resume, including the names of at least two professional referees, one of whom should be your current or a recent supervisor.
    • A cover letter (no more than two pages), addressing your claims against the Key Selection Criteria in the attached position description.

    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 national police check.


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