Youth Commissioner

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Department: DPC Portfolio Agencies
Work Type: Other
Job Function:
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VMC/YCOMM/FT
Closing Date: 24-May-2015
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Up to a 4 year appointment
Attachments: Position description - Youth Commissioner VMC - 20151.docx (Word, 35KB)

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Youth Commissioner

An exciting leadership opportunity is available to become the VMC Youth Commissioner, providing independent advice to the Victorian Government on matters relating to multicultural affairs and the promotion of diversity in the Victorian community.

The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) is a statutory authority providing independent advice to the Victorian Government on matters relating to multicultural affairs and the promotion of diversity in the Victorian community.  Its role includes establishing stronger links between Victoria’s diverse communities and the Government, reporting to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs on systemic and community-wide issues, as well as coordinating eight Regional Advisory Councils. 

The VMC consists of a Chairperson, a Deputy Chairperson, up to eight commissioners, a peak body representative and a youth commissioner aged between 18 and 24 years at the time of appointment.

Qualified candidates for the Youth Commissioner position will possess a range of skills, knowledge and other attributes, including:

  1. Demonstrated understanding of multicultural affairs and of Victoria’s multicultural policies and programs.
  2. A commitment to multiculturalism and passion for serving the needs of Victoria’s culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse youth.
  3. Proven ability to develop and maintain partnerships with youth organisations in the community sector, including demonstrated experience working with youth in a collaborative and inclusive manner.
  4. Experience and enthusiasm for ways to make a difference towards the issues facing young Victorians and how government can better service their needs.
  5. High level interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to represent the Commission at community activities, conferences, public forums and on relevant government and non-government committees.

In addition, a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline is desirable, but not mandatory.

How to apply:

Applications including a resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description are to be submitted online by selecting the ‘Apply Now” button

Applications close 11:59pm (midnight) Sunday, 24 May 2015.

Other relevant information:

A comprehensive position description is attached. For further information regarding the Department of Premier and Cabinet, please visit our website at

For any addition 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 Department values the contribution of all employees and fair and equitable treatment of all people is integral to all activities. As such the Department offers Reasonable Adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

The Department of Premier and Cabinet is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information. The recruitment  process and all matters relating to it are treated in the strictest confidence. Personal information received during the recruitment process will be managed in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act, 2014. Departmental recruitment purposes include considering and responding to your job application, providing you with information about prospective or future similar roles within the Department, considering your application for a future similar role within the Department or enabling you to receive relevant job alerts. You may request access to your personal information by contacting the Department.

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