Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Bendigo - Loddon area
Reference: VG/E20044026A
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $91,418 - $103,725
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD C3543.pdf (PDF, 247KB)
Job Specification

WD5 Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer Application Form.docx (Word, 647KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Acting Inspector Brad HIATT
(03) 5448 1473 / bradley.hiatt@police.vic.gov.au

Position Details

This is a designated position. In accordance with Special Measures of Section 21 of the Equal Opportunities Act 2010, only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

The Victoria Police Aboriginal Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan 2023-2025 is underpinned by Barring Djinang, the Victorian Government's five-year strategy to enhance Aboriginal employment outcomes in achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace for equality and respect for all Aboriginal people within the organisation.


About the role

As an Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer (ACLO), you will be responsible for enhancing relationships between police and the local Aboriginal Community, as well as establishing effective communication and networks between the police, Aboriginal community, government, and non-government agencies.

Victoria Police is a contemporary and agile workplace and supports flexible working arrangements.


As the Aboriginal Community Liaison Officer, you will be required to:  

  • In partnership with Aboriginal community groups, develop and maintain knowledge of Aboriginal issues within the local area and maintain a contemporary knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Establish effective communication and networking between Police members, local Aboriginal community members and other government and non-government agencies.
  • Contribute to establishing effective communication and networking between Police members, local Aboriginal community members and other government and non-government agencies.
  • Establish and maintain a positive partnership environment in which Aboriginal communities are encouraged to communicate and interact with Police members to proactively resolve issues and actively promote awareness of the role of Victoria Police within Aboriginal communities.
  • Develop, implement, and deliver Cultural training programs as required.
  • Represent Victoria Police as required at relevant Aboriginal meetings, forums, or events.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of appropriate strategies to improve service delivery to customers based on customer needs.
  • Attend to welfare needs and provide support to Aboriginal persons in custody, working alongside Aboriginal Community Justice Program (ACJP) members.
  • Prepare reports, including briefing notes, correspondence for a range of internal and external stakeholders as required.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal community, including the historical and contemporary issues impacting on the community.
  • Demonstrated community engagement and experience working with the Victorian Aboriginal community.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skill to negotiate and articulate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility, initiative, and adaptability to meet changing work requirements.


Requirements and relevant information

  • Full time, ongoing position available
  • VPS4: $91,418 - $103,725 p.a. plus superannuation
  • The usual place of work will be Bendigo Police Station, 221-227 High Street, Bendigo. However, you may be expected to work out of any location within Western Region Division 5, as required.
  • A Confirmation of Aboriginality will be required for this role.
  • For this role you will be required to apply and pay for a Working with Children Check prior to receiving a job offer. A receipt of payment is required as evidence of this.
  • You are required to possess a current Victorian Driver Licence and hold or qualify for an appropriate Victoria Police driving authority within three (3) months.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful applicant will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.


Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – attached to the job advertisement


Applications close midnight, Wednesday 27th September, 2023. 


Please note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms: Job Skills and Exchange (JSE) website or the Victorian Government careers website.

Current Victorian Government Employees must apply via Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE).

Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.


For further information on this role please contact Acting Inspector Brad HIATT on (03) 5448 1473 or via email bradley.hiatt@police.vic.gov.au 

If you have a disability/medical condition and require a copy of this advertisement and attached documentation in an accessible format or would like to discuss an access requirements/reasonable adjustment for the recruitment process, please contact VPS Recruitment via email VPSRECRUITMENT@police.vic.gov.au or on (03) 8335 1440.


About Us

Victoria Police has a dedicated workforce of more than 22,000 employees consisting of police, protective services officers, police custody officers and public service staff. Each employee plays a vital role in providing the 24/7, 365 days a year emergency response and public safety capability the organisation delivers to its community. As a Victoria Police employee, you have a dedication and commitment to community safety.

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to Victoria Police. We want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to our employees, our services and our community.

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