Senior Adviser, Aboriginal Employment

Senior Adviser, Aboriginal Employment Unit – VPS5 – Ongoing
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Department: Victorian Public Sector Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - flexible
Job Function: Policy
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VPSC/PP/1692766
Closing Date: 02-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $103,920 - $125,735
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position_Description_-_Senior_Advisor__Aboriginal_Employment_pdf.pdf (PDF, 225KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Gail Lister

Position Details

Senior Adviser, Aboriginal Employment Unit – VPS5 – Ongoing

About us

The Victorian Public Sector Commission plays a key role in stewardship of the public sector. It works to strengthen the efficiency, effectiveness and capability of the public sector and maintain, and advocate for, public sector professionalism and integrity.

Join the Victorian Public Sector Commission and become a valued member of this innovative and high performing team. Your contribution will help shape and lead strategic government directions across Victoria.

About the role

This role reports to the Manager, Aboriginal Employment and will lead the delivery of Aboriginal employment initiatives as directed as well as contribute to the broader operations of the Aboriginal Employment team. The role will also contribute to the design of phase two of the Barring Djinang Aboriginal Employment Strategy from 2023 and play a lead role in the development and coordination of Aboriginal employee networks across the VPS.

About you

This is an Aboriginal Prioritised position under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010.  While any person may apply, Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants will be given priority consideration for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level.

We're looking for someone with good project management and stakeholder engagement skills, and a sound knowledge and understanding of key issues impacting upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, particularly in the context of employment and career progression.

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you.

How to apply

Applications including a cover letter with your resume, outlining your skills, knowledge and qualities that will make you a success within the VPSC are to be submitted online by selecting the ‘Apply Now” button.

Applications close at midnight on Thursday, 2 February 2023

Other relevant information

A comprehensive position description is attached. For further information regarding the Victorian Public Sector Commission, please visit our website at

For enquiries regarding the position please phone the contact on the position description. If you experience difficulties in applying online, please contact HR Shared Services on 1800 039 411.

The Commission values the contribution of all employees and fair and equitable treatment of all people is integral to all activities. As such, the Commission offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

Employment screening, including criminal history, confirmation of experience and stated qualifications, screening of misconduct, Australian working rights and other relevant checks form part of the candidate suitability evaluation process. Where applicable, this applies to current VPS employees.

The VPSC is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the VPSC's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act). Therefore, there is a requirement that all VPSC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).
To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, the VPSC will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department.

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