Team Leader, Engagement - Advancing Traditional Owner Rights

Job Details
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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/DPC/FPSR/1783743
Closing Date: 28-Apr-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Team Leader, Engagement - FPSR - ATOR - 1783743 - VPS5 - March 2024.docx (Word, 211KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dean Cowie, Executive Director

Position Details

1x ongoing role - work location negotiable

An exciting and unique opportunity exists for a talented and passionate individual to join the new Advancing Traditional Owner Rights Branch as Team Leader, Engagement - Advancing Traditional Owner Rights to contribute to the ground-breaking work in the areas of truth, treaty, self-determination and cultural rights.

The responsibilities of the Advancing Traditional Owner Rights branch include leading redress and self-determination policy development, ensuring alignment between the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic) and future Interim Treaty offers as well as undertaking shadow policy work on whole of Victorian Government programs and reforms impacting Traditional Owners.

As Team Leader, Engagement - Advancing Traditional Owner Rights, you will build and maintain strong and productive relationships with formally recognised Traditional Owner Corporations as the primary point of contact for policy, operation and funding matters. You will also coordinate strategic issues and opportunities that advance Traditional Owner rights and interests and Treaty outcomes. 

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Experience in leading a team and contributing positively to a team environment, and demonstrated strong people management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including an understanding of, and willingness to, build internal and external stakeholder understanding of, and support for, formal recognition and Treaty outcomes
  • Strong analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills with sound judgment and capacity to make decisions and recommendations where diverse interests need to be considered
  • Highly developed project management, planning and organisational skills
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills

Please note that a Victorian Drivers Licence is a mandatory requirement for this role.

This is a designated position under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. 

The work location for this position is flexible within Victoria with hybrid work arrangements available.

Working with us, you can make a difference not just in your career, but in the community where you work and live.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Current VPS employees are strongly encouraged to apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) platform.

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees and clients and consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act), to support this DPC has a COVID-19 Vaccination policy which strongly recommends all DPC employees be fully vaccinated.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

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