Diversity and Inclusion Advisor APS Level 6

January 25, 2023
Application ends: September 11, 2023

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  • Ongoing/Non-Ongoing
  • Salary: $91 086 to $101 605 plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Melbourne VIC, Canberra ACT or Sydney NSW

Our Opportunity
Role and expectations of the successful candidate:

The APS 6 Diversity and Inclusion Advisor is responsible for supporting the Assistant Director, Performance and Wellbeing, to develop and implement the AGD Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and associated action plans including the department’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, Disability and Mental Health Action Plan and People and Culture Action Plan.

The role provides a range of professional advice and support services in relation to diversity and inclusion matters across the department, including cultural and linguistic, disability, gender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander diversity.

Who are we looking for?
AGD offers a diverse and varied career in a range of disciplines. AGD seeks people who bring external ideas, diverse experience, and global perspectives, and are willing to explore innovative ways of working. People who work for us will display leadership at all levels, apply information effectively in order to solve problems, and work collaboratively to achieve outcomes. We are open to a range of flexible work arrangements, including part-time, job-sharing, flexible work hours and work from home arrangements.

Under limited direction, the APS 6 Diversity and Inclusion Advisor provides support to the Assistant Director and is responsible for contributing to, driving and supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives across AGD. The role will make a meaningful impact on the working lives of AGD employees by:

  • supporting the implementation of a range of initiatives identified in the AGD Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and ancillary action plans such as Reconciliation Action Plan, Disability and Mental Health Action Plan, and People and Culture Action Plan
  • draft briefings and advice for the Secretary, Deputy Secretaries, Diversity Council/Executive Board and People and Culture Committee/Diversity Committee on diversity issues
  • contributing to the development, maintenance, review and revision of the department’s diversity strategy
  • provide guidance on the direction and work of the AGD diversity networks, People and Culture Committee/Diversity Committee and Diversity Council
  • develop and maintain policies and engagement strategies related to diversity and contribute to the strategic direction of diversity issues within AGD
  • actively seek out, build and manage strong and effective partnerships with internal stakeholders including senior management, diversity champions and diversity networks, and external stakeholders including other APS agencies
  • identify opportunities to expand own knowledge and technical skill, seek out others’ expertise and assist in the transfer of knowledge to others
  • ensure that decision-making and advice are outward looking and based on critical analysis and evidence
  • contribute to a positive culture that values innovation and ideas.

Please refer to the AGD Performance Expectations for more detail.

The range and nature of work within the Attorney-General’s Department requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society and the department provides a number of support mechanisms for employees.

As an AGD employee, you will:

  • be part of an inclusive and diverse work environment
  • receive a generous starting salary and work conditions
  • benefit from supportive learning and development
  • be supported by a range of active networks including the Indigenous Employee Network, the Celebrating Ability Network, the Women’s Network, the Pride Network and the Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Network.

To see further information regarding our support for our employees, please see our Workplace Diversity Page.