Deputy Commissioner Workforce and Aboriginal Outcomes

  • Melbourne, ACT
  • State Government
  • This job will close on 22 April 2024
  • SES Band 2 $279,239 - $401,017 including superannuation

Deputy Commissioner Workforce and Aboriginal Outcomes
Department of Justice and Community Safety Victoria  

Fulltime| Melbourne | SES Band 2 $279,239 - $401,017, including superannuation.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC). Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

About the Department of Justice and Community Safety Victoria

Corrections Victoria operates Victoria’s adult prison system and post-sentence scheme, providing safe and secure containment for people in our care and services that support rehabilitation. Corrections Victoria runs 11 public prisons, two residential facilities for serious offenders post-sentence, one transition centre, and one community residential facility and oversees three privately operated prisons. Corrections Victoria is part of the Corrections and Justice Services (CJS) group in the Department of Justice and Community Safety supporting the Minister for Corrections.

About the role

The new Deputy Commissioner role will report to the Commissioner of Corrections Victoria. This position is critical in leading cultural reform across the prison system to drive improvements in workforce capability and a humane and rehabilitative environment. This role will embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander expertise and perspectives into strategic and operational leadership across all levels of Corrections Victoria and nurture processes to enable system leadership that includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander expertise to enhance cultural safety for staff and people in custody in both public and private prisons.

For a full description of the role, please contact Pipeline Talent at [email protected].

About you
The ideal candidate will be a transformative leader within Corrections Victoria's executive team, shaping the strategic vision and implementing cultural reforms across the prison system, particularly through the 'Safer Prisons, Safer People, Safer Communities' program. You will have strong knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety, workforce development, and collaboration experience with a proven ability to enhance justice outcomes for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities. You will lead high-profile initiatives to improve the custodial workforce's capabilities and support a culturally safe environment for staff and people in custody. You will have an established track record in achieving outcomes in a complex service system and in high-level stakeholder engagement.

Key Requirements
The successful applicant will:
  1. Be an exemplar of trust and integrity and highly credible in the Victorian Aboriginal community with extensive knowledge of Victorian Aboriginal culture with a deep understanding of historical and contemporary issues.
  2. Demonstrate high-level knowledge of issues impacting Aboriginal people in custody and government policy objectives, with a proven track record in strategically supporting outcomes.
  3. Strong knowledge of change management, cultural reform, and enhancing workforce capability with expertise in large and complex service systems or uniformed environments.
  4. Proven track record in leading and overseeing the planning, project management, and implementation of complex programs of work with multifaceted workstreams.
  5. Demonstrated success in leading and managing a high-performing team to develop, deliver, negotiate, and liaise with a wide range of stakeholder management within a complex strategic and operational environment.

What we can offer you
The Department of Justice and Community Safety Victoria is committed to serving the community, working together, acting with integrity, respecting others, and making things happen. Apply today if you are interested in a role with:
  • The opportunity to make an impact
  • A Competitive salary
  • Flexible work options
  • Exceptional personal and professional development.

For further information about the benefits on offer at the Department of Justice and Community Safety Victoria, please visit:

How to Apply
All applications must be submitted below and include the following:
  • A two-page pitch expressing your interest and suitability for the position
  • Current CV – maximum of five pages.
Applications must be received by 11:59pm AEST Monday 22 April 2024.

How to get more information
For further information on the position, please contact Pipeline Talent via phone or email for a confidential discussion.

Megan Ingram

Senior Recruitment Consultant 
[email protected]
0419 599 251 | PH 02 8001 6603

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Megan Ingram
Megan Ingram

Senior Recruitment Consultant
[email protected]

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