Principal Researcher, Treaty

Location Melbourne


The Social Policy group is responsible for Aboriginal Victoria, Aboriginal affairs policy, treaty education, justice, health, human services and coordinating the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The group is also responsible for contributing to the development of strategic social services reforms, and monitoring and reporting on the delivery of all 227 Royal Commission into Family Violence recommendations. The role of Principal Researcher, Treaty within the Treaty Branch of the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) is a unique opportunity for an experienced researcher to work in a dynamic, ground breaking area with few precedents as Victoria pursues treaty in genuine partnership with Aboriginal Victorians.

The Principal Researcher will lead and deliver research and support policy making on treaty, and provide evidence-based advice to support the State negotiations team. The successful applicant will have extensive research experience, strong analytical skills and exceptional written communication skills. In addition to holding a post graduate qualification in a relevant field you will have experience and knowledge of treaty or other agreement making practices with Indigenous communities in Victoria or other jurisdictions.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, working remotely arrangements are in place. The closing date for this position is midnight, Sunday 18 October 2020. This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply: Apply before the advertised closing date, all applications should include: a resume a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages) Other relevant information: Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check. DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace.

We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role..

Department of Premier & Cabinet
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$120,692 - $161,511

Work Type

Full Time


30 Oct 2020


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