Strategic Policy Project Manager, Aboriginal Services

Exciting opportunity to contribute to building responsive and culturally appropriate legal service delivery to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients.
Job Details
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Department: Victoria Legal Aid
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VLA2 - V2AO2D
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SPPMAD2022
Closing Date: 16-Oct-2022
Salary Range: VLA2 - V2AO2D
Job Duration: Up to 2 years
Attachments: Strategic Policy Project Manager, Aboriginal Services #3019 PD.docx (Word, 144KB)


Candidate application form- Strategic Policy Project Manager, Aboriginal Services #3019.docx (Word, 150KB)


Contact: Lawrence Moser, AD Aboriginal Services
(03) 0401 292 103

Position Details

  • Full time maximum term position up to two years
  • Salary based on experience, range: $118,802 - $151,201 plus super
  • Attractive employee benefits including salary packaging

About the role:
Victoria Legal Aid's (VLA) Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is centred upon improving access to legal services by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and advocate for systemic change.

In the role of Strategic Policy Project Manager, you will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to build a more responsive, culturally appropriate service delivery to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients across VLA. You will be responsible for leading and overseeing strategic projects and initiatives that require input from the Aboriginal Services team, which develops or refines policy and practices across VLA service delivery. Using a best practice and client-centred approach, you will contribute to work to improve the consistency and quality of intake, triage and referral practices across VLA and the legal assistance sector.

About you:
As our ideal candidate, you bring:

  • Demonstrated experience using project management and change management skills to successfully design, implement, and evaluate improvement projects and initiatives.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively engage with, negotiate and influence key stakeholders as required to deliver on project objectives and bring about positive change.
  • An understanding of legal assistance sector intake, triage and referrals policies, practices, and services and of service design and delivery, including an understanding of the factors that cause disadvantage and affect people's capacity to access assistance.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please note that this position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people (mandatory).

Don't meet every requirement? At VLA, we understand that your work and life experiences can be just as valuable. If you're excited about this role but your CV doesn't align perfectly with our job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or one of our many other opportunities.

About Victoria Legal Aid:
We provide legal representation to those who need it most. With over 1000 staff employed in 15 offices across Victoria, we help people with their legal problems by providing information, advice and education with a focus on the prevention and early resolution of legal problems. Our clients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds and foster a work culture that's inclusive as well as diverse. Your unique ideas and perspectives are valued so that we best represent the people we serve.

Employee benefits:

  • Family friendly, flexible hybrid work from home & office model
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Supportive team environment in modern offices
  • Salary packaging which allows up to $15,900 of your salary each year to be tax free

How to apply:
To be considered for this role, please submit a current resume and completed candidate application form (listed within the file attachments).

If you require adjustment to the recruitment and selection process or need an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team

For further information review the attached position description or contact Lawrence Moser, Associate Director Aboriginal Services on (03) 0401 292 103.

No agency applications will be accepted.

Applications close by 11.59pm on Sunday 16 October 2022.

Other relevant information:
VLA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It is also a requirement that staff attend for office-based days at their primary work location. In line with this requirement, interstate applications will be considered only where the candidate is able and willing to relocate to Victoria, unless part of a border community. VLA is committed to putting the safety and wellbeing of children first.


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