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About the Organisation The Magistrate’s Court of Victoria (MCV) plays a prominent role in ensuring the community has access to a responsive and fair justice system. The Court operates at 51 metropolitan and regional locations and supports the operations of other state and federal jurisdictions. The impact on people’s lives through their interaction with the Court means it is uniquely positioned to shape their perception of and confidence in, the Victorian justice system. Since the establishment of the Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement in 2000, MCV has been an active participant in the Aboriginal Justice Forum, including the launch of the first Koori Court and the development of several Koori programs across the court. Priorities for MCV include developing and strengthening equitable Koori justice outcomes, through engaging with community and improving the court user experience. MCV supports embedding Aboriginal self-determination and strengthening cultural awareness and cultural safety across all levels of the organisation to create a Koori inclusive environment for staff, Koori agencies and the Koori community. MCV is also committed to providing culturally responsive and accessible support for Koori staff to assist with and help address personal and employment related issues to prevent adding to past trauma.
Reporting to the Director, Koori Strategy and Engagement, the Principal Policy Advisor will provide policy advice to support the delivery of integrated and tailored responses for Koori justice at MCV. The role is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of Koori initiatives across MCV, including funded proposals under the Aboriginal Justice Agreement, implementation of MCV’s Self-Determination Plan, and supporting the delivery of high-level, timely and strategic policy advice and support to the Judiciary, MCV Executive and other key stakeholders. For a full description of the role, please contact Pipeline Talent at [email protected]
As the Principal Policy Advisor, you will be responsible for providing advice on policy reform with a particular focus on Koori justice across MCV. The role requires strong conceptual and analytical abilities to develop, and support improved and equitable justice outcomes for the Koori community. You will have relevant tertiary qualification and/or experience in Public Policy, Law, Social Work, Business Administration, or related field. Key selection criteria 1. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply. Confirmation of Aboriginality must be included when applying for the role. 2. Extensive experience and a record of achievement in the development and implementation of complex strategic policy initiatives is essential. 3. Sound knowledge of the Victorian justice system, particularly relating to Koori Justice, solution focused courts and therapeutic jurisprudence. 4. Influence and negotiation: Generates consensus and commitment from others and constructively resolves issues and conflicts. 5. Researching trends and developments: Adopts a systematic and structured approach to research and development. 6. Commitment to action: Demonstrates drive and motivation and a commitment to deliver. 7. Analytical thinking and problem solving: Analyses and addresses issues and develops practical and sustainable solutions.
• On-going government position. • Flexible leave arrangements. • Training and development opportunities. • Safe and inclusive work environment.
Melbourne, Australia. How to apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “MCV - Principal Policy Advisor Koori Strategy and Engagement”. Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum four pages] responding to the essential requirements – these should be clearly addressed • an up-to-date resume of no more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Tahlia Gilchrist | Talent Acquisition Specialist, Pipeline Talent Email: [email protected] Ph: 02 8001 6603