Chairperson, Suitability Panel | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 11-Jan-2019
Application Close Date: 03-Feb-2019
Melbourne - CBD
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The Minister for Child Protection, Luke Donnellan MP, is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified people to appoint as the Chairperson of the Suitability Panel in Victoria. The Suitability Panel, established under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005, conducts hearings, and makes findings as to whether or not an out-of-home carer:

  • who is alleged to have sexually or physically abused a child should be disqualified from being a carer, or
  • who has been disqualified by the Panel should have their disqualification removed.

The Chairperson of the Panel must be a legal practitioner and sits on all hearings as Chairperson of a three-person Panel.

The successful candidate will work sessionally as the Chairperson.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the composition of the Victorian community. This includes appropriate representation of women, indigenous Victorians, young Victorians, Victorians living with a disability and Victoria's culturally diverse community.

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to register an account on the Get on Board website prior to applying online. Once you have registered an account with Get on Board, please click the apply online button below. 

You will have the opportunity to address the key selection criteria and outline relevant qualifications and experience at this point. The key selection criteria is outlined in the position statement.

Applicants should upload a current curriculum vitae with their application.

Applicants should view the position statement, application form and resume template and appointment and remuneration guidelines attached to the advertisement prior to applying.

For all enquiries regarding the appointment process, please contact Ms Irene Tomaszewski on (03) 9096 1383 or at

Applications close midnight, 3 February 2019.