Information and Engagement Officer (VPSG3)

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body with responsibilities under three Victorian laws - the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

Our vision is for a fair, safe and inclusive Victoria where every person is respected and treated with dignity. We work with others to eliminate inequality and build a community that respects and promotes human rights and equal opportunity.

We are a small and buzzing organisation that embraces creativity, accountability, rigour and empathy as our values. Our teams are filled with highly-motivated, conscientious and collaborative people who love what they do and uphold our values.

We know that our work has the greatest impact when it is informed by diverse experiences and perspectives.

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 have the skills to do this job and think you'd 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 - flexible
Job Function: Legal
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ6559NOV
Closing Date: 28-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $68,884 - $83,640
Job Duration: until 30 June 2021
Attachments: Position Description - DJ6559 - Information and Engagement Officer.doc (Word, 293KB)

Contact: Angela Costi on (03) 9032 3476

Position Details

About us

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission works with individuals and organisations to achieve our vision of a community where every person values, understands and respects human rights and equal opportunity. We advocate for our laws, we inform and educate people about their rights and responsibilities under these laws.

The Education and Engagement Branch within the Commission, provides digital information and education, face to face training and consultancy, community capacity building and workplace solutions that reduce discrimination, overcome systemic and attitudinal barriers and incorporate a human rights based approach to service delivery and decision making for individuals, organisations and communities.

About the role

As the Information and Engagement Officer, you will:

  • provide accurate and timely information over a variety of platforms on relevant legislations, activities and services provided by the Commission
  • prepare correspondence and respond to enquiries received from individuals, community groups and organisations
  • provide authoritative information and referral to external bodies in relation to matters outside of the Commission's jurisdiction
  • prepare planning documents to support community engagement projects
  • undertake community engagement activities.

Please note this is a fixed term opportunity until 30 June 2021.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • proven experience in the provision of information services, preferably within a statutory framework
  • knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission and its legislation, or capacity to quickly gain this knowledge
  • demonstrated engagement skills using a variety of approaches to inform, collaborate and involve communities and organisations
  • proven experience in providing outstanding service and be able to clearly convey information in a respectful manner.

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.

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