OverviewAustralian Government Attorney General’s Department President of the Human Rights Commission Full Time in Sydney NSW
Australian Government Attorney General’s Department
Branch Sydney NSW AU
President of the Human Rights Commission
Fields of professional experience may include the law and other professions, government, public policy, NGOs, academia, the media and the private sector….
Applications are sought from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the statutory position of President of the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission). The position is established by the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (the Act).
The Commission’s functions are outlined in the Act and other Commonwealth anti-discrimination legislation. They include promoting community awareness of human rights, investigating human rights issues of national importance, conciliating complaints of unlawful discrimination, reviewing legislation for compliance with human rights, and advising the Government on legislation and policy relating to human rights.
Applicants should have significant experience with human rights issues. Although they should have a familiarity with the Act and with Commonwealth anti-discrimination law, it is not a requirement that applicants be legally qualified. Fields of professional experience may include the law and other professions, government, public policy, NGOs, academia, the media and the private sector.
Applicants should have the capacity to lead and manage a large and complex organisation. They should have a capacity to deal with dispute-resolution, in furtherance of the Commission’s complaint-handling function. The role of the President also involves public advocacy of human rights issues, working constructively with Government to advance human rights issues, and being accountable to the Parliament through its committees.
The appointment may be for a period of up to seven years. The expected commencement date of this appointment is July 2017.
The Commission’s officers are located in Sydney. Further information on the position can be obtained at www.ag.gov.au.
Prospective applicants may direct enquiries about the position to the Attorney-General’s Department, on (02) 6141 3413 or [email protected]
Applications showing qualifications, experience and expertise, together with contact details, must be emailed to [email protected] by 5:00 pm AEST on 5 May 2017.
Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Sydney, NSW, AU
Posted on: 2017-04-25