Research and Advocacy Officer

Melbourne, Australia
$95,965+17% super
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • X 2 Full-Time, Fixed Term Positions until 31 Dec 2020
  • $95,965+17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Centre for Innovative Justice researches, teaches and promotes modern and innovative ways of delivering justice both through formal court processes and within and across the broader justice system. The Centre's objective is to drive, develop and expand the capacity of the justice system to meet and adapt to the needs of its diverse users, and to contribute in a positive way to addressing the underlying issues that bring people into contact with the justice system.

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Research & Advocacy Officer will undertake project, research and advocacy activities in line with the Centre's research strategy working under the broad direction of the Associate Director, Research, Advocacy & Policy. The Research & Advocacy Officer will assist the Associate Director to identify and monitor emerging trends and developments in innovative justice; conduct discrete pieces of research to support the Centre's work; contribute to the preparation of grant applications as well as applications for ethics approval in a range of contexts; support the co-ordination of research activities; draft submissions to inquiries and; and assist the ADs in the production of high quality written publications on behalf of the Centre.

Skills & Experience Required

As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate high level experience in complex research, policy analysis and policy development in a field or fields relating to the work of the Centre, including a track record of producing high quality written publications and influencing policy outcomes. You will demonstrate working knowledge of the process of law reform, including government, legislative and political processes, stakeholder engagement, advocacy and public interest litigation. Furthermore, you will have experience in the law reform process and a commitment to social justice and human rights and promotion of innovative strategies for delivering justice.

To Apply

For further information please contact Mina Hilson, Centre Cordinator, Centre Innov Justice on +61 3 9925 1139 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 571632.

Applications close on Thursday 15 November 2018.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description. This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.