The Manager, Koori Advisory and Engagement, manages the Koori Advisory and Engagement team which provides authoritative advice to the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, the Principal Commissioner, and the Chief Executive Officer in relation to issues impacting Koori children and young people, particularly those involved in the youth justice, child protection and out-of-home care systems.
The Manager, Koori Advisory and Engagement (KAE) manages and leads a team of four staff. The role requires a strategic leader with strong people and stakeholder management skills who can provide authoritative advice and proactively manage and respond to issues affecting Aboriginal children and young people. The Manager oversees a team that is responsible for providing policy and other strategic advice and support to the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, as well as to the Principal Commissioner for Children and Young People, the Chief Executive Officer and the wider Commission. The role primarily works to the direction of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, and reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer. The role also leads a team in implementing projects to enhance the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people and contribute more widely to the work of the Commission, including through membership of the Senior Management Team. The role actively monitors programs, policy and legislation aimed at improving outcomes for Aboriginal children and their families, develops evidence-based recommendations for change, and represents the Commission with stakeholders including Aboriginal community, government and community organisations.
As our ideal candidate, you will be committed to advocating and responding to issues affecting Aboriginal children and young people. You will: • manage and lead the Koori Advisory and Engagement team • provide policy and other strategic advice and support to the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People and Principal Commissioner • contribute more widely to the work of the Commission through membership of the Senior Management Team • initiate, lead and manage high level relationships with the Koori community and associated agencies, including gaining community commitment through consultation on issues relating to services and policies that affect Aboriginal children and young people.
• Flexible working arrangements. • A friendly and supportive working environment. • Training and development opportunities. • Access to Cultural and Ceremonial Leave to participate in NAIDOC Week, Aboriginal community meetings and other ceremonial and community obligations. • A modern office that includes free access to the building’s lifestyle centre including a gym, secure bicycles storage, shower/change rooms as well as free Parcel Lockers – no more missing deliveries or rushing home to meet the courier.
570 Bourke Street, Melbourne – the Commission encourages and supports flexible work and hybrid working models.