Director - Aboriginal Justice

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.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JEPXX
Closing Date: 28-Aug-2019
Salary Range: $185,711 - $240,789
Job Duration: Up to 5 years
Attachments: Director, Aboriginal Justice Policy Reform - Position Description.docx (Word, 756KB)

Contact: Ali Hinton on (03) 8684 0926

Position Details

Director, Aboriginal Justice

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a passionate, authentic and positive senior leader to join the Department of Justice and Community Safety's (DJCS) Aboriginal Justice group.

About us

DJCS oversees functions including: Aboriginal Justice, Victim Support, Justice Services, Family Violence, Justice Operations, Regional Services Network, Corrections, Youth Justice, Emergency Management, Police and Crime Prevention, Regulation, Corporate Services, Justice Coordination, and Workplace Safety Policy.

About the opportunity

The new Aboriginal Justice group at DJCS has been established to help us realise a clear and unifying vision of a justice and community safety system that works together to build a safer, fairer and stronger Victoria. The group will strengthen Aboriginal self-determination by building partnerships with Victorian Aboriginal communities, government and community sector to provide authoritative strategic leadership, advice and reform across the department.

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Aboriginal Justice and working closely with the Koori Justice Unit, this position is responsible for leading key justice reforms, implementing change and coordinating efforts across the department to improve outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians. With a strong emphasis on supporting Aboriginal self-determination and working in partnership with Victorian Aboriginal communities, this position will provide authoritative strategic leadership and advice on Aboriginal affairs across the department with specific responsibility for Aboriginal Justice Policy Reform Unit.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will:

  • Provide leadership on policy development and legislative reform to deliver on the commitments of the DJCS Statement of Direction 2019-2023 and the Aboriginal Justice group's law reform agenda.
  • Provide leadership in conjunction with the Deputy Secretary on policy advice to the Aboriginal Justice Forum, the Aboriginal Justice Caucus, the Board of Management and Justice Ministers.
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the Victorian Government's commitment to Aboriginal self-determination and Aboriginal affairs policy settings to provide the strategic leadership to identify and deliver measurable outcomes.
  • Provide high level input, leadership and strategic advice to the Board of Management and ministers on issues that are important to the Victorian Aboriginal community and ensuring that Aboriginal Victorians are at the centre of policy development and implementation across all groups within the department.

An appropriate qualification or significant equivalent experience in the fields of law, Aboriginal affairs, public policy or similar would be advantageous.

This opportunity present a tremendous chance to contribute to the Victorian community.

For more information on the accountabilities and key selection criteria for the role please refer to the position description attached. 

How to Apply:

Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

This is an Aboriginal Identified Position. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Previous applicants need not apply.


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