Manager, Aboriginal Engagement and Outcomes

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - Eastern Metro
Reference: VG/DHHS/EED/483975A
Closing Date: 29-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VPS6 EDH Mgr, Aboriginal Eng. and Outcomes 483975 Nov. 2017 PD.doc (Word, 443KB)
Job Specification

VPS6 EDH Mgr, Aboriginal Eng. and Outcomes 483975 Nov. 2017 PD.pdf (PDF, 327KB)
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Contact: Sandy Austin
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Position Details

Number of vacancies available:  1 x Full Time Ongoing

Office Location(s): 
Box Hill or North-East Victoria (Negotiable) 
Position Summary:

The Manager Aboriginal Engagement and Outcomes (the manager) has strategic and practice leadership responsibility within the East Division of the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS). Adopting an area-based approach, the manager is charged with coordinating policy and area work across the Division. Together with the area Senior Advisors for Aboriginal Engagement and Outcomes and the Divisional executives, the manager will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) communities across the East Division to work towards the achievement of identified outcomes.

The position will require a strong contemporary knowledge of Aboriginal culture and aspirations, as well as highly developed leadership, negotiation and relationship building skills. It will also require a strong understanding of public policy and the political environment in relation to Aboriginal communities.


How to Apply:

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

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.
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