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Education And Inclusion Team Leader

Victorian Electoral Commission - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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About the role

Reporting to the Manager Education and Inclusion within our Communication and Engagement Branch, this is a fantastic opportunity where you will manage the day-to-day operations of our Education and Inclusion team.

In this exciting role, you will be responsible for supporting, coaching, and developing a team of five Community Engagement Specialists and a pool of casual Democracy Ambassadors, who are responsible for providing education and innovative engagement strategies to those traditionally under-represented in Victoria's State and local council elections. This includes people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, First Nations People, people with unstable housing or in prison and young people.

You will be responsible for ensuring our service levels and reporting targets are met, workflow processes and workload for team members are managed and actioned within agreed timelines. Your passion for leading people combined with a strong commitment to community engagement will drive successful team performance and ensure electoral engagement strategies are successfully planned, implemented, monitored and evaluated.

To be successful in the role, you will be a strong people leader ideally with experience in a community service setting. Your exceptional communication and relationship management abilities will support team members to be inspired and creative in developing effective and impactful voter engagement programs. You will have proven people management, coaching and team development capabilities, paired with a passion for innovation and excellence in community engagement.

About the VEC

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community. Our vision is for all Victorians actively participating in their democracy.

We offer a supportive environment that encourages continuous leadership development and career growth as well as providing a diverse and inclusive environment where you will be comfortable in bringing your whole self to work.

We have wellbeing programs and initiatives which aim to promote a culture of positive wellbeing, including an Employee Assistance Program and a social club.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive. For any queries or requests please contact HRMailbox@vec.vic.gov.au

How to apply

All applicants must submit:

  • a current CV and
  • a separate document with responses to Key Selection Criteria (KSC) 4.1, 4.3, 4.4, 4.6 and 4.8 from the position description. Access the position description from the Job Details above.

Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button.

Applications close at 11:59pm on 9 May 2021.

The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*. We highly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people to apply. As a ‘Child Safe' organisation the VEC is also committed to the health, wellbeing and safety of children and young people. This commitment is taken seriously, and all employees are expected to be aware of and comply with this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to satisfy character clearance requirements, including but not limited to national police check and working with children check

* In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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