Aboriginal Talent Business Partner

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ1038-JULY
Closing Date: 16-Jul-2024
Salary Range: $92,332 - $104,762
Job Duration: 31st May 2025
Attachments: Position Description - DJ1038 Aboriginal Talent Business Partner.docx (Word, 533KB)


Contact: Belinda Kristensen on 0429 384 307
belinda.kristensen@justice.vic.gov.au

Position Details

  • Utilise your recruitment expertise to advise stakeholders at all levels and the Recruitment Services Unit, People and Culture on Aboriginal cultural issues, employment related policies and legislation that impact on the Victorian Aboriginal community
  • Fixed Term, Full-Time until 31st May 2025, opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 4: $92,332 - $104,762 plus superannuation. 

This is an Aboriginal Prioritised position, a role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, who will be given priority consideration as per the special measures provision of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.

About the Business Unit

The Recruitment Services branch within People, Safety, Culture and Communications provides expert advice and support to the department on all recruitment related matters, including attraction, selection, redeployment and other recruitment and retention practices. Working within the Department of Justice and Community Safety's (the department) strategic objective of “building a high performing justice system”, Recruitment Services delivers consultative, progressive, innovative, fair and ethical recruitment solutions. 

Recruitment Services comprises the following specialist functions:

  • Campaign Recruitment – Corrections Victoria and Youth Justice
  • Senior Recruitment Consulting and Redeployment
  • Assessment and Selection
  • Employment Marketing
  • Recruitment Projects
  • Employment Programs

About the Role

Reporting to the Assistant Manager, Recruitment Services, The Aboriginal Talent Business Partner ensures that target hires for all prioritised, identified, designated and un-identified roles are achieved across Corrections Victoria.


The Aboriginal Talent Business Partner is accountable for effectively partnering with their regional stakeholders to deliver end to end or part services recruitment support. The Aboriginal Recruitment Talent Partner will contribute specialist advice to regional stakeholders at all levels on Aboriginal cultural issues, employment related policies and legislation that impact on the Victorian Aboriginal community and be a strong advocate for the Department of Justice and Community Safety as an employer of choice. The Aboriginal Talent Business Partner will be responsible for promoting Corrections Victoria and Youth Justice roles to the Aboriginal community across Victoria.

You will work closely with the wider Recruitment Services team and support the new establish Aboriginal Workforce Strategy team.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Deliver the required hiring forecast for prioritised, identified, designated and un-identified roles to be achieved across Corrections Victoria.
  • Undertake the full recruitment lifecycle for executive recruitment where required across Corrections Victoria.
  • Contribute specialist advice and expertise to regional stakeholders at all levels and the Recruitment Services Unit, People and Culture on Aboriginal cultural issues, employment related policies and legislation that impact on the Victorian Aboriginal community to ensure that target hires and vacancy management is delivered and maintained. 

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Aboriginal community, both society and culture, and the issues impacting it.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and work effectively with the Victorian Aboriginal community.
  • Subject matter expert in recruitment with demonstrated recruitment business partnering experience with a diverse stakeholder group to meet operational demand and deliver consistent and quality recruitment service in Aboriginal employment context.
  • Proven experience managing a diverse and geographically spread stakeholder group to deliver consistent and quality recruitment service.

Qualifications

  • The essential qualifications or certifications you need candidates to have or acquire. Unless essential in order to undertake the position, qualification(s) should be listed as ‘desirable.'

For Aboriginal Prioritised or Designated positions, a Certificate of Aboriginality (CoA) will be required prior to an offer of employment being made.

Applicants are welcome to utilise support from the Aboriginal Recruitment Team throughout the recruitment process. Aboriginal candidates are encouraged to contact Aboriginalworkforce@justice.vic.gov.au if they would like cultural support and guidance through the application process.'

Please visit https://www.justice.vic.gov.au/careers/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-island-employment  for further information.

How to Apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

FOR INTERNAL VPS EMPLOYEES:

For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

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 Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.

In accordance with the Jobs and Skills Exchange Recruitment Policy, only Victorian Public Service employees are eligible to apply for this position. People on labour hire contracts, such as agency staff and external contractors, are not eligible to apply.

For all VPS employees, due to the new Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) policy, please apply through the JSE to be eligible to be considered for this position in the first round.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

CHILD SAFE STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT:

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. We seek to prevent harm of any kind impacting children and young people and have zero tolerance for racism, child abuse and inequality. Children and young people's rights, relationships, identity, and culture must be recognised and respected, their voices heard, and their concerns acted upon. We aim to foster a culturally safe, child safe and child friendly environment for all children and young people we have contact with, deliver services to, or are impacted by our work.


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