Gender Equality Advisor

Job Details
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Department: Victoria Police
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JE20040000
Closing Date: 05-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 1. Position Description.docx (Word, 700KB)

2. VPS Application Form.docx (Word, 629KB)

Contact: Julie Carter
(03) 8335 8729 or

Position Details

About the role:

The Gender Equality and Inclusion Division of Human Resources Command (GEID) supports Victoria Police's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Our team draws on its depth of gender equality and inclusion expertise to promote equality and diversity within the Victoria Police workforce and in our people's service to the community. We do this by developing enterprise-wide strategies and action plans and driving their implementation across the organisation. Our evidence-informed advice and services build leadership capability, create structural support, and advance equal outcomes and experiences for all our employees.

The Gender Equality Advisor plays an important role in the successful design and delivery of our gender equality programs. The role requires strong verbal and written communication, engagement, and collaboration skills, and offers opportunities to work with stakeholders and sponsors from a diverse range of backgrounds.

As the successful candidate, you will draw on your gender mainstreaming subject matter expertise, research experience and exemplary communication skills. You will have extensive knowledge of relevant legislative frameworks and will be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills. You will work in ways that transform subject matter expertise and action plans into effective programs of work, delivered with impact. Your ability to think critically, understand organisational context and take the initiative will see you thrive in this fast paced, innovative team.

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

Your duties will include:

  • providing high quality advice and guidance on the implementation of Victoria Police's Equal, Safe & Strong Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2030
  • working collaboratively with the Gender Equality and Inclusion Division team and regions, commands, and departments to build an internal evidence base of gender equality best practice that can be applied across various Victoria Police workplaces
  • undertaking research and preparing written reports and presentations for senior leadership
  • developing recommendations for impactful interventions in consultation with stakeholders
  • leading, coaching and providing advice and guidance on Victoria Police's gender impact assessment processesdeveloping and continuously improving organisational tools, processes and capability to apply a gender and intersectional lens to Victoria Police's work
  • preparing high quality written advice on gender equality and diversity relevant to new and changed policy, processes, and legislation
  • providing strategic advice on the design and development of training and other communication and engagement materials
  • keeping abreast of current gender equality policies, plans, research and legislative reform.


As the successful applicant, you will have:

  • Proven success in developing, implementing and evaluating innovative programs that address equity, diversity, domestic violence or social inclusion issues at a systemic level to achieve diversity, equality and inclusion objectives in complex organisations or governmentHighly developed negotiation skills, with the ability to use direct and indirect influencing strategies to gain agreement to proposals and ideas and explore alternatives to gain agreement while achieving objectives.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with people at all levels across government and with a range of organisations
  • Highly developed analytical and conceptual skills, including an ability to structure problems, analyse data, develop strategies and frameworks, quickly assimilate new concepts and information, and deliver positive and innovative solutions to complex issues
  • Experience building capability in gender equality and gender analysis through coaching, training and/or tool development.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline are mandatory.



Requirements and relevant information:

  • One (1) x full-time, ongoing position available.
  • This position is located at Victoria Police Centre, 311 Spencer Street, Docklands.
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include fingerprint checks and misconduct screening.
  • In accordance with organisational policy, all Victoria Police employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including a booster vaccination) against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exception. As such your employment with Victoria Police is subject to providing evidence of your vaccination status.

Your application must include:

  • Resume
  • Completed application form – the word document (2. Application form) for you to complete and attach to your submission, is attached to the job advertisement


Applications close midnight, Sunday 5 February 2023.

Please Note: All applications will need to be submitted through one of the following platforms; Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) website, Victorian Government careers website (Careers.vic) or Seek. Applications will not be accepted via other platforms or email.

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

For further information, please contact: Julie Carter, Acting Assistant Director, on 8335 8729

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 or on (03) 8335 6004.

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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