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Inclusion and Accessibility Officer

Organisation : Victorian Fisheries Authority

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Corporate Social Responsibility

Sector : Disabilities

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $87,640 - $99,438

Application closing date : 23 Sep, 2021

About the role

Seeking those with lived experience as a person with disability or indirect experience of disability and an understanding of disability issues for others living in the community.

Position Title: Inclusion and Accessibility Officer

Position Number: 80010554

Classification: VPS4

Salary Range: $87,640 – $99,438

Group/Division/Branch: Office of the CEO

Work Location: 1 Spring Street

Employment Type: Full Time

Tenure: Fixed Term (2 years)

Further Information: Letitia Billings, Chief Operating Officer

Phone: 0427 370 322

Position Reports To: Chief Operating Officer


The Inclusion and Accessibility Officer is responsible for supporting the implementation and delivery of the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA)’s inclusion and accessibility initiatives. These initiatives support VFA’s commitment to equality of opportunity for all with both a focus on our workforce and our stakeholders. The VFA is committed to increasing the number and diversity of people fishing and boating. This role will be key to delivering the VFA’s Accessibility Action Plan including coordinating the development of an implementation plan.


  1. Experience of disability: Personal, lived experience as a person with disability or indirect experience of disability and an understanding of disability issues for others living in the community.
  2. Accessibility & Universal Design principles: Demonstrate an understanding of accessible, inclusive and/or universal design principles.
  3. Organisation skills: Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills and an ability to meet tight deadlines
  4. Communication Skills: Experience preparing concise reports, presentations, briefs and/or correspondence in a Government setting. Identify, coordinate, and produce reporting and written communication which supports effective decision-making by Senior Executives and Government.
  5. Stakeholder Relationships: Demonstrated ability to liaise in a professional manner with a diverse stakeholder group including senior management, external and internal stakeholders
  6. Planning: Experience in the preparation of project plans, agendas, minutes, reports, briefs, meeting documentation and presentations

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Victorian Fisheries Authority

The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) is an independent statutory authority established to effectively manage Victoria's fisheries resources. The VFA works closely with many stakeholders to deliver three core outcomes.

  • Sustainable fishing and aquaculture
  • Clear resource access and sharing arrangements
  • Increased economic, social and cultural value.

The VFA interacts closely with Department of Transport (DoT) personnel.
Additional information about the VFA can be obtained by visiting our website


The VFA values diversity and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all. A key priority is that diversity, inclusion, and flexibility are valued. We want our staffing profile to reflect the diversity of the Victorian community and to extend our reach through partnerships with a diverse range of organisations.

We respect the human rights of people with disability. We recognise the rights of people with disability to work, to access workplace adjustments, to be safe and healthy at work, and to progress in their careers. We are committed to eliminating discrimination against people with disability and creating an accessible and inclusive environment for engagement with and the delivery of our services to people with a disability. The VFA has developed an Accessibility Action Plan to drive this commitment.


VFA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. VFA strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. VFA offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities on request.

How to apply

Please follow the link to the Victorian Government careers website. Applications should include a resume and if you wish a covering letter. Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the VFA will be treated in the strictest confidence. For more information please view the attached position description.

Applications close 23/09/2021


Please quote in application: Inclusion and Accessibility Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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