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Expressions of interest

Witness Intermediaries Panel

Witness Intermediaries Panel

North West Tasmania

The Department of Justice is seeking expressions of interest for people with expertise in communication for appointment to undertake the role of a witness intermediary from:

  • Speech pathologists,
  • Psychologists,
  • Occupational therapists,
  • Social workers, or
  • Other people with qualifications or appropriate skills in working with children or people with communication needs.

Witness intermediaries work alongside police, lawyers and judges to ensure that children and vulnerable witnesses are supported to communicate their best evidence.

The Witness Intermediary Scheme Pilot (the Scheme) operates in all regions of Tasmania and interest is sought from the North West of Tasmania. The Scheme provides an exciting opportunity for appropriately qualified professionals to utilise their skills in the criminal justice system.

For more information please contact:

Marita O’Connell
Assistant Director, Child Abuse Royal Commission Response Unit
Department of Justice
intermediary@justice.tas.gov.au
Ph. 03 6165 4802

Applications including a CV and a statement addressing the selection criteria should be marked ‘Personal and Confidential’, and sent to:

Marita O’Connell
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS   7001

or by email to: intermediary@justice.tas.gov.au

Applications will be acknowledged when received.

An information package (DOCX, 1.3 MB) for people interested in applying is available on the Department of Justice website.

Department of Justice Gender Respect and Fairness Community Reference Group

Expression of Interest: Department of Justice Gender Respect and Fairness Community Reference Group

Community engagement and a collaborative approach is important to the design and delivery of services, and community engagement enables us to develop a better understanding of communities’ needs and aspirations.

The Department of Justice is committed to implementing workplace improvements and project insights that are informed by a diverse range of views and opinions from a broad cross-section of the community.

As the Department of Justice continues to progress equality, respect and fairness of all genders through its workplaces, policies and service provision, we recognise that we cannot do this work in isolation from the community that we live in and serve.  As such we are establishing a reference group that will contribute strategically and practically to the roll out of our Gender Respect and Fairness action plan.

There are sixteen positions available and the Department of Justice would like to provide an opportunity for people in our community, as well as those working in different levels and areas of the agency to be a part of our whole of agency Gender Respect and Fairness Reference Group. We would like to have eight of those positions filled by people in our community. Your commitment will be to join the 1.5 hour reference group meetings throughout the year on a quarterly basis to provide valuable advice and feedback on Gender Respect and Fairness at the Department. There are eight community positions available.

We are seeking people with lived experience of gender based violence, thought leaders, representatives from the community sector and others with self-taught or formal expertise on gender issues in Tasmania. The Department of Justice values the expertise and knowledge contained within our community and this group will be an opportunity for the Department to ensure we are delivering our services in the best interests of the community we serve.

While the agenda of each meeting will be dependent on the collaborative direction the group takes, key areas of focus will include:

  • legislative reform including legislation pertaining to violence against women,
  • embedding gender respect and fairness into policies and procedures within the Department including conditions such as family violence leave and parental leave,
  • changing workplace culture, and
  • development of targeted messages on workplace equality.

If you would like to be involved please send a brief email to Shannon Copelin (shannon.copelin@justice.tas.gov.au), outlining:

  • introductory information about yourself
  • addressing these questions:
    • why would you like to be involved in the Gender Respect and Fairness Reference Group?
    • what can you bring to the committee in terms of working towards increasing diverse and inclusive capabilities at the Department, and better serve the needs of the Tasmanian community?

Expressions of interest must be submitted by 5pm on 9 September 2022 to be considered. They will be reviewed according to the prevalence of subject matter expertise whether through working or volunteering history, lived experience, study in the field of gender inequality or involvement in community action.

For further information about the Reference Group, please contact Shannon Copelin on (03) 6165 7603 or email shannon.copelin@justice.tas.gov.au.

Chief Commissioner of the Integrity Commission

Chief Commissioner of the Integrity Commission

The Tasmanian Government is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment as Chief Commissioner of the Integrity Commission. It is intended to appoint the person for a term of up to five years.

The Commission is an independent statutory authority established under the Integrity Commission Act 2009. The Commission’s role is to:

  • improve the standard of conduct, propriety and ethics in public authorities in Tasmania;
  • enhance public confidence that misconduct by public officers will be appropriately investigated and dealt with; and
  • enhance the quality of, and commitment to, ethical conduct by adopting a strong educative, preventative and advisory role.

The Chief Commissioner will also be chairperson of the Board of the Commission.

To be considered for appointment to this role, a candidate must be an Australian legal practitioner of not less than seven years' standing. A person holding another office or other employment may be considered for appointment and retain that office.

A person is not eligible to be appointed if he or she is, or has been, in the period of five years immediately preceding proposed appointment: a Member of a House of Parliament of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory; a member of a council; or a member of a political party or a member of a similar organisation.

In addition, the candidate must possess:

  • high level analytical, conceptual and research skills that demonstrate a capacity to address complex and sensitive situations within potentially demanding time frames, including a high level ability to understand, interpret and apply legislative provisions;
  • excellent written communication skills, including the ability to provide sound written advice and decisions varying in complexity to non-specialists;
  • proven ability to exercise discretion, sensitivity, initiative, integrity, impartiality and confidentiality and the ability to make fair, balanced and consistent decisions according to law without undue delay;
  • a sound knowledge and understanding of legislation, administrative law and ethics relevant to the work of the Integrity Commission, including the Integrity Commission Act 2009, or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge;
  • strong interpersonal and oral communication skills, including a proven ability to consult, negotiate and provide advice and information to members of the public, as well as a range of stakeholders including Ministerial officers, senior Government and other statutory office holders;
  • a commitment to the proper administration of Commission and with the ability to lead continuous improvement in the efficiency and timeliness of the work of the Commission, working collegially with Commission officers and effectively with officers of other public authorities; and
  • significant experience of working in the public sector, and/or knowledge of public sector values and culture.

Applications addressing the relevant criteria outlined in the Information Package (DOCX, 52.6 KB) may be sent to applications@justice.tas.gov.au

or

Recruitment
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 16 September 2022.

All applications will be acknowledged when received.

For further enquiries, please contact Ms Ginna Webster on (03) 6165 4943 or secretary@justice.tas.gov.au

Electoral Commissioner

Electoral Commissioner of the Tasmanian Electoral Commission

The Tasmanian Government is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment as Electoral Commissioner of the Tasmanian Electoral Commission.

The Commission is an independent statutory authority established under the Electoral Act 2004. The Commission and the Electoral Commissioner have statutory responsibilities for the independent and impartial conduct of elections and referendums in Tasmania.

To be considered for appointment to this role, a candidate must not have been in the preceding 5 years:

  • a Member of a House of Parliament of the Commonwealth or a State or Territory; or
  • a member of a party that is registered under the Electoral Act 2004 or under an Act of the Commonwealth or another State or a Territory as a political party or a member of a similar organisation;

and must have:

  • high level analytical, conceptual and research skills that demonstrate a capacity to address complex situations within potentially demanding time frames, including a high level ability to understand, interpret and apply legislative provisions;
  • excellent communication skills, including the ability to provide sound advice and explain technical decisions to non-specialists;
  • proven ability to exercise discretion, sensitivity, initiative, integrity, impartiality and confidentiality and the ability to make fair, balanced and consistent decisions according to law without undue delay;
  • a sound knowledge and understanding of legislation relevant to the work of the Commission, including the Electoral Act 2004, or the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge;
  • strong interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to consult, negotiate and provide advice and information to all stakeholders, including members of the public, as well as a range of stakeholders including Ministerial officers, senior Government officials and other statutory office holders; and
  • a commitment to the proper administration of electoral systems and with the ability to lead continuous improvement in the efficiency and timeliness of electoral practice, working collegially with Commission officers and effectively with others.

Applications addressing the relevant criteria outlined in the Information Package (DOCX, 49.8 KB) may be sent to applications@justice.tas.gov.au;

or

Recruitment
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 16 September 2022.

All applications will be acknowledged when received.

For further enquiries please contact Ms Ginna Webster on (03) 6165 4943 or secretary@justice.tas.gov.au

Deputy President of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission

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Deputy President of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified persons for appointment as Deputy President of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission. It is intended to appoint a person for a term of up to 7 years.

The Commission is an independent tribunal established under the Industrial Relations Act 1984. The Commission’s role is to conciliate, arbitrate and determine industrial matters pursuant to the Industrial Relations Act 1984, the State Service Act 2000, Long Service Leave Act 1976, the Long Service Leave (State Employees) Act 1994 and to determine salaries and allowances pursuant to the Parliamentary Salaries, Superannuation and Allowances Act 2012.

To be considered for appointment to this role, a candidate must have extensive experience in industrial relations and must:

  • be or have been an Australian legal practitioner, of not less than 5 years’ standing; or
  • have served at a high level in a position or office in an industry or the trade union movement or in the service of a government or an authority of a government; or
  • have obtained a degree of a university or an educational qualification of a similar standard, after studies in the field of law, economics, or industrial relations or some other field of study with substantial relevance to the functions of a Commissioner; or
  • have demonstrated understanding of public sector administration.

An Information Package (PDF, 128.8 KB), containing the selection criteria, can be accessed under “Expression of Interest” on the Department of Justice’s website.

Applications addressing the relevant criteria may be sent to applications@justice.tas.gov.au;

or

Recruitment
Department of Justice
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

Applications must be received by close of business Friday 14 October 2022.

All applications will be acknowledged when received.

For further enquiries please contact Ms Alison Oakes on (03) 6165 6771 or alison.oakes@justice.tas.gov.au

Appointment of ordinary sessional members to the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

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Expressions of Interest

Appointment of ordinary sessional members to the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal

The Government of Tasmania is seeking expressions of interest from experienced legal practitioners or persons with relevant expertise who wish to be considered for appointment as ordinary sessional members of the Tasmanian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. The Tribunal is a state-wide service and members may need to sit throughout the State as necessary.

To be eligible for appointment a candidate must be either:

  1. an Australian lawyer within the meaning of the Legal Profession Act 2007 of not less than 5 years' standing as an Australian legal practitioner; or
  2. a person with knowledge, expertise and experience required within the membership of the Tribunal.

Expressions of interest are encouraged from candidates who possess practical experience in dealing with issues related to the mental health of individuals (psychiatrists, mental health professionals and other people with relevant mental health experience) who may be suitable for assignment to the Mental Health Stream of the Tribunal.

Expressions of interest are welcome from people of all backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age people and lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTIQ+) people.

An Information Package for applicants (PDF, 228.3 KB) that contains detailed information about the fields of relevant expertise required by the Tribunal is available by contacting Jarrod Bryan, Principal Registrar on (03) 6165 6787 or can be accessed under ‘Expressions of Interest’ on the Department’s website at www.justice.tas.gov.au.

Expressions of interest must include a statement addressing each of the relevant selection criteria, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional and confidential referees.

Expressions of interest should be marked ‘Personal & Confidential’ and addressed to applications@justice.tas.gov.au or

Human Resources
Recruitment and Establishment
GPO Box 825
HOBART TAS 7001

and received by close of business 14 October 2022.  All expressions of interest will be acknowledged when received.

For further enquiries please contact Jarrod Bryan on 6165 6787 or jarrod.bryan@tascat.tas.gov.au