Senior Policy and Research Officer, Aboriginal Rights

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory body with responsibilities under three Victorian laws - the Equal Opportunity Act 2010, the Racial and Religious Tolerance Act 2001 and the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006.

We work with others to eliminate inequality and build a community that respects and promotes human rights and equal opportunity.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

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Job Details
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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ5663A
Closing Date: 20-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $95,275 - $115,276
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: DJ5663 - Senior Policy and Research Officer, Aboriginal Rights - PD.doc (Word, 137KB)

Contact: Amy Rogers on 0437 987 772

Position Details

The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is committed to promoting the rights of Aboriginal people in Victoria in partnership and collaboration with Aboriginal communities and organisations.  

The Senior Policy and Research Officer, Aboriginal Rights will lead the Commission's policy and research work to address systemic human rights and discrimination issues impacting Aboriginal communities in Victoria including:  

  • scoping key equal opportunity and human rights issues related to Aboriginal Victorians
  • gathering and critically analysing evidence
  • providing high quality policy advice and recommendations
  • contributing to detailed, sensitive and best practice research, resulting in quality, publishable reports and other materials
  • working closely with internal and external stakeholders to deliver the Commission's strategic priorities.  

We acknowledge the ongoing leadership of Aboriginal people and communities across Victoria in striving to promote the rights of Aboriginal people. We support and advocate for the right to self-determination. For these reasons, the role of Senior Policy and Research Officer, Aboriginal Rights is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

We welcome candidates with a diversity of experiences and encourage those who are interested in the role to get in touch with Amy Rogers - Team Leader, Policy on 0437 987 772 or email with any questions.

Flexible working arrangements will be considered.

How to apply

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

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