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Principal Aboriginal Staff Engagement Officer – Victorian Department of Health

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  • Full Time

  • VPS 6

  • Melbourne

  • Ongoing

This role is identified as available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only. This position is a ‘special measure’ for the purposes for section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

About the organisation

At the Victorian Department of Health, we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, where our workplaces are productive and safe, and where our communities are more connected.

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe, and to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. For further information please visit

About the role

This position is accountable for overseeing the continued development and implementation of a range of initiatives, strategies, and programs under the Aboriginal Workforce Strategy 2021 – 2026, and internal implementation of the department’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Safety Framework.

The Principal Aboriginal Staff Engagement Officer will provide strategic leadership to deliver strategies to create a culturally safe employee experience, where individuals are valued for their cultural knowledge and lived experience.

For a full list of responsibilities, please contact Pipeline Talent at [email protected] using the subject line: Principal Aboriginal Staff Engagement Officer – Victorian Department of Health enquiry via EthicalJobs.

About you

The successful applicant will have a track record of leadership and good people management skills. You will have a good ability to influence and negotiate for positive outcomes. You’ll have the demonstrated ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with, and understand issues impacting on, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with an appropriate level of cultural understanding. You’ll have highly developed communication skills (interpersonal, written and verbal) and the ability to develop collaborative partnerships.

Key Selection Criteria

  1. A tertiary qualification in fields related to human resources or organisational development would be desirable.
  2. Demonstrated high level experience and understanding of working collaboratively with Aboriginal organisations and communities.
  3. A strong understanding of the Victorian health system, and knowledge of the department and its operating processes and information systems is essential.
  4. Strong critical analysis and reporting skills, high attention to detail, excellent writing skills and experience in managing stakeholder relationships.
  5. Demonstrated experience in Project Management, Communications & Stakeholder Consultation.
  6. Demonstrated written & oral communication skills, including interpersonal skills, capacity to work with a diversity of clients, including government departments.

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply

All applications must be made in writing and include the following:

  • Up to date CV
  • Cover letter (maximum 3 pages) addressing the six (6) selection criteria above, outlining why you have applied for the position and how you meet the requirements of the position.

Applications are to be submitted via the link below.

Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.

How to get more information

For further information on the position, please contact the team at Pipeline Talent.

Megan Ingram Senior Recruitment Consultant

[email protected]

02 8001 6603 0419 599 251

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