Manager, Inquiries and Engagement

The Commission is an independent statutory body established to promote continuous improvement and innovation in policies and practices relating to the safety and wellbeing of Children and Young People. The Commission provides independent oversight of services for children and young people, particularly those who are in Youth Justice and out-of-home care or who are involved with Child Protection. The Commission also advocates for improved policy, program and service responses to children and young people.
Job Details
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Department: Commission for Children and Young People
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CCYP00503050
Closing Date: 30-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $111,484 - $149,188
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Recruitment Application Form - Manager, Inquiries and Engagement.docx (Word, 69KB)
Self Assessment

I&E - VPS6 Inquiries Engagement Manager.pdf (PDF, 101KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Brenda Boland, CEO
03 8601 5255

Position Details

Make a difference to the lives of Children and Young People

  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable children.
  • Be part of a strong leadership team guiding the important work of the Commission.

The Commission is an independent statutory body established to promote continuous improvement and innovation in policies and practices relating to the safety and wellbeing of:

  • Victorian children and young people generally, and
  • Vulnerable children and young people in particular.

The Commission is committed to providing a child safe and child friendly environment, where children and young people with whom we have contact are safe and feel safe, and able to actively participate in decisions that affect their lives.  

The Team

A core function of the Inquiries and Engagement team is to manage a broad range of Commission-initiated inquiries and investigations, inquiries initiated by the Minister and mandated child death inquiries.  The team also monitors and reports on the implementation of inquiry recommendations.

A further function of the team is to develop and implement the Commission’s engagement framework to facilitate meaningful engagement with vulnerable children and young people, families, government departments and community organisations.  The team also manages the independent visitors program in Victoria’s Youth Justice Centres.

Who are we looking for?

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Manager, Inquiries and Engagement is responsible for leading a large, diverse team and is critical to providing strategic oversight of the Commission’s inquiries and engagement functions. 

You will have strong people management experience and have demonstrated experience in project management and/or inquiries/investigations.  Further, you will have a sound understanding of inquiries methodology and have demonstrated expertise in creating opportunities for engagement with children and young people, including through the use of volunteers. 

Apply Now

Applications should be submitted online via the ‘Apply Now’ button.  To be considered for this role, you must include:

  1. Full Resume
  2. Completed Application Form

Applications close midnight Sunday 30 April 2017.

If you experience any problems applying online, please contact the Senior HR Project Adviser on 8601 5244 or email your enquiry to

The Commission in our Aboriginal Inclusion Action Plan has a target for Aboriginal employment. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

The Commission offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

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