Diversity and Inclusion Adviser

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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ2197MAY2022
Closing Date: 02-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - DJ2197 - Diversity and Inclusion Adviser - PSC - Ongoing - 19 Sept 22.pdf (PDF, 233KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Luke Bishop

Position Details

  • Utilise your diversity and inclusion expertise to provide advice and support to senior stakeholders across recruitment activities and specialised programs and functions
  • Ongoing opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 5: $103,920 - $125,735 plus superannuation.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Diversity and Inclusion Adviser to provide a critical role in our People Services team.

About the business unit

People, Safety and Culture (PSC) provides a range of services to support our people and workplaces. It is responsible for driving the department's transformation agenda, human resources, payroll, recruitment, occupational health and safety, industrial relations, learning and development and employment regulations.

It also promotes a positive organisational culture, develops staff capability, and supports inclusion and diversity across the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS).

About the role

Reporting to the Manager, Recruitment Operations, Talent Programs and Inclusion, the Diversity and Inclusion Adviser will support the development and implementation of a departmental diversity and inclusion action plan. The adviser will provide expert assistance and guidance to working groups to communicate and deliver on the plan.

As a priority, the role will lead the implementation and monitoring of the department's Disability Action Plan. The strategy aims to increase the representation of people with disability at DJCS through recruitment, development and retention strategies.

Another focus of this role will be to develop a Disability Employment and Retention Strategy and identify and implement new ways to progress and build our reputation as an employer of choice across all Inclusion and Diversity streams (CALD, LGBTQIA+ and Disability). This new role will work with all levels across the department and be the first point of contact for our employees and potential employees with disabilities.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Lead the implementation and participate in the evaluation of the Department's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, including related plans, programs and practices that promote the development of a diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Support the design and delivery of multiple programs, projects and networks that focus on inclusion, diversity and belonging such as Accessibility, LGBTQIA+, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD).

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:

  • Experience in developing and implementing Diversity and Inclusion strategies, programs and initiatives in complex environments
  • Ability to translate strategies into programs or projects that enables achievement of outcomes required; defines governance e.g. success measures, roles and responsibilities, progress monitoring required to manage risks and maximise probability of success
  • Ability to develop and apply frameworks to develop capability at organisation level; clearly define role expectations, monitors performance, provides timely and constructive feedback and facilitates employee development; empowers others by providing them with the authority and latitude to accomplish tasks; creates learning opportunities and appropriately delegates responsibilities to further the development of others.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This advertisement closes at 11.59pm on 2 October, 2022.


Important Information

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.  

Upon commencement of employment with the department you will be required to provide evidence that you have an up-to-date vaccination status within the timelines specified by the department into the DJCS Service Portal. This includes evidence of all doses of a COVID-19 vaccine required by the department (from time to time). 

Acceptable evidence includes: 

  • COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account) 

  • Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) 

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.  

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