Senior Inclusion and Engagement Lead

The Victims of Crime Commissioner is an independent statutory appointee with responsibilities across the Victims’ Charter Act 2006 and the Victims of Crime Commissioner Act 2015. With the support of our Office, the Commissioner advocates for the recognition, inclusion, participation and respect of victims of crime throughout the justice system.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve – we also know that our work has the greatest impact when it is informed by diverse experiences and perspectives. We're all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities to apply.

We strive to build and maintain an inclusive workplace that brings out the best in our people and we support flexible work arrangements.

If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our organisation, we'd love to hear from you!

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ2066A
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $102,637 - $124,183
Job Duration: 12 months
Attachments: DJ2066 Senior Inclusion and Engagement Lead (VPS5) - November 2021.docx (Word, 55KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Janine Bush on +61428032106

Position Details

About us

The Victims of Crime Commissioner promotes the recognition of victims of crime in the justice system by:

  • investigating complaints made by victims about their treatment by justice agencies and victims' services
  • conducting inquiries into systemic issues that affect victims of crime
  • representing the concerns of victims in the decision-making forums of government
  • providing advice to the Attorney-General, and government departments and agencies, about improvements to the justice system to meet the needs of victims of crime.

A key component of the Commissioner's role is monitoring the compliance of justice agencies and victims' services with the principles in the Victims' Charter Act 2006 (the Victims' Charter).

About the role

The Senior Inclusion and Engagement Lead (Lead) works within the Engagement team of the Victims of Crime Commissioner's Office and reports to the Manager, Strategic Engagement.

The Lead will help us to build our aptitude to engage with a range of communities so the Commissioner can use her role to make sure that anyone can get help and justice when they are a victim of crime.

The Lead works directly with victims of crime to deliver culturally safe, ethical and trauma-informed engagement initiatives that support the Commissioner's systemic inquiries, policy, practice and law reform positions, strategy development and the implementation of discrete projects. This includes facilitating interviews, focus groups and other engagement activities with victims of crime, and stakeholders that include justice and victims' services agencies. 

The Lead will either have lived experience of intersectional disadvantage and barriers to services and support, or extensive experience working with victims of crime or people who have experienced trauma. They will be highly relational and passionate about creating meaningful connections to support improvements in the justice and victim service systems.

About you

As the Senior Inclusion and Engagement Lead, you will have:

  • deep understanding of the issues facing victims of crime or people experiencing trauma. This includes people who experience marginalisation and systemic barriers in Victoria and a demonstrated commitment to justice for those communities
  • demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with and within diverse communities, and with people who have experienced significant trauma
  • demonstrated ability to build and manage relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders, often across complex environments
  • experience in in approaches to consultation and engagement with people who experienced trauma

How to apply

For further information on role descriptors please refer to the attached position description which outlines the key selection criteria and accountabilities for the role.

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include only a resume and covering letter outlining your relevant experience, suitability and motivations in applying for the role. 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.

 Please note: this is a fixed term full-time role for twelve months.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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