Truth Receiver/Community Engagement (VPSG4)

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Position Details

This is a designated position and as such only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position.

Yoorrook has been established as an independent Royal Commission under the Inquiries Act 2014. It is focusing on truth-telling and healing for First Peoples, by inquiring into historic and ongoing systemic injustices perpetrated against First Peoples in Victoria by State and non-State entities since colonisation until today. Yoorrook is the first Aboriginal truth-telling body to be established in Australia. Click here to see the letters patent that set out Yoorrook’s historic mandate.

We are looking for multiple experienced community engagement people to promote and support the work of Yoorrook. This position can be worked full time or part time (2 to 4 days per week). We are looking at recruiting multiple people to fulfill 3 full time equivalent roles. This role can be worked flexibly, and we can discuss what this looks like for you. You can be based anywhere within Victoria. You will assist community members to share their truths by way of formal submissions and gathering of evidence. You will be confident in engaging with First Peoples, excellent at planning and a clear communicator.

Reporting to the Community Engagement Manager, the position plays an active role in the day-to-day coordination with First Peoples to arrange and support engagement opportunities with Yoorrook across Victoria e.g., Community Information Sessions, Yoorrook on Country, Community Roundtables etc.

Yoorrook’s mandate requires it to complete its work by 30 June 2025.

You must have demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal communities and organisations, and/or understanding and awareness of Aboriginal self-determination and cultural safety. You will have good interpersonal, written and communication and negotiation skills; including the ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders. You will work collaboratively with others to achieve results. You will be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities within a work environment and passionate about truth and justice for First Peoples in Victoria.

This is a fixed-term role until 31 December 2024.

About You

This role will suit you if you have experience in working with Aboriginal communities and organisations, and/or understanding and awareness of Aboriginal self-determination and cultural safety.

You would possess significant experience and a proven track record in relationship management skills, with an ability to bring internal and external stakeholders along in support of positive organisational outcomes.

How to apply

Applications close on Tuesday 18 June 2024 and should include:

  • A resume; and
  • A cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria as found in the position description (within two pages).

For a confidential conversation about the role, please contact Nick Butera, Manager – Community Engagement on 0432 220 533.

Other relevant information

Yoorrook’s Letters Patent requires it to prioritise the employment of First Peoples. First Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply for all roles at Yoorrook.  Some roles as marked may be classified as designated positions under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 where only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people will be eligible to apply.

Yoorrook actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including people who identify as LGBQTI+, people with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically different backgrounds.

All roles at Yoorrook can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

Preferred candidates may be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent Form. Employment of successful candidates may be subject to a National Police Check.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia. As an authorised provider, Yoorrook is required to comply with the state government’s mandatory vaccination policy for COVID-19.

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Nick Butera, Manager – Community Engagement on 0432 220 533.

Closing date

June 18, 2024 11:59 pm

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