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Child Safe and Gender Equality Officer
  • Permanent, Full-time position with a Monthly RDO
  • Band 6 Salary range from $81,777 to $88,340 per annum plus statutory superannuation 
  • Work with a dynamic, close-knit team of professionals

About the City of Ballarat 

The City of Ballarat, 100km west of Melbourne’s CBD is one of the largest inland regional cities in the country. Ballarat is uniquely located with easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and Bendigo and is the Western Victorian capital for a region of 250,000 people.

The City of Ballarat has a growing economy that attracts and retains innovative businesses, employs a highly skilled workforce and attracts new residents whilst promoting the city’s unique heritage and vibrant cultural life. It has all the services, retail and entertainment opportunities you'd find in a capital city but with a relaxed country attitude. With affordable housing at a fraction of Melbourne prices and a progressive leadership team, now is a great time to join the City of Ballarat.


The Role

The Child Safe and Gender Equality Officer position is a key role in supporting a diverse workforce whilst promoting a culture that embraces a safe and inclusive work environment at the City of Ballarat.  Primarily, the role is to administer the implementation of the Child Safe Policy, working towards improving the child safe practices at the City of Ballarat by developing, implementing and continually improving child safe practices, and continuing to embed the principles of child safety into the City of Ballarat’s culture and business practices.  You will work across the whole of council and build on previous work in relation to the implementation of the Gender Equality Action Plan and support the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. 


About You

The successful candidate will have: 

  • Relevant degree, diploma or demonstrated work experience in the broad fields of community services including social work, social sciences, community development, human resource management, psychology, education, public health, public policy r related discipline. 
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating health and wellbeing projects. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of risk and protective factors related to childhood and adolescent development with an understanding of Child Safe and Reportable Conduct legislation. 
  • Experience in a wide range of software applications, including a variety of Windows based applications, databases and spread sheets. National Criminal History Check  
  • Working with Children Check 


Key Selection Criteria 

Selection will be based on the following selection criteria; however, reference will also be made to other listed skills, knowledge and attributes as required in the Position Description: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or practical experience in supporting and contributing to a child safe workforce and/or experience in diversity and inclusion initiatives  
  • Capacity to work collaboratively and build partnerships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, including children and young people
  • Demonstrated effective project management and administrative skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, inclusive and work with a facilitative approach to engagement and consultation.  
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills with the ability to produce correspondence, reports, plans and presentations to communicate key messages.  
  • Ability to plan, co-ordinate and prioritise a demanding workload, along with demonstrated resourcefulness and initiative to complete objectives within given timelines. 
  • Qualifications and experience as listed above. 
  • Demonstrated ability to champion, model and promote the corporate values. 


To Apply

To apply for this position please click the Apply button and submit your application. Applications close 12 noon Monday 22nd August 2022. 

Please ensure that you provide a cover letter and a current resume and address the key selection criteria. 

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a full employment medical and police check.



For further information on this position, please contact Andrew Prestage, Executive Manager People and Culture on 0418 119 447. 


The City of Ballarat is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to providing a safe and inclusive working environment that embraces and values child safety, diversity and flexibility. We welcome applications from all walks of life and celebrate the diversity and richness this brings to our workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from people living with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We support flexible and accessible working arrangements for all and are committed to ensuring that all jobs in our workforce can be performed flexibly. If you're short listed for a role and are looking for flexibility, we encourage you to start the flexible working conversation with the hiring manager to find out what options may be possible for the role you're applying for.

Job Ref: LS000269
Submitted: 04-08-2022
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