Chair of Coronial Council of Victoria | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 05-Apr-2019
Application Close Date: 12-May-2019
Melbourne - CBD
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The Attorney-General seeks expressions of interest for a new Chair of Coronial Council of Victoria (Council) for a term of three years. The Chair would be eligible to apply for reappointment at the expiration of the term, and is remunerated in accordance with the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines.

The position is an opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced person, with excellent leadership and management skills, and high-standing in the community, to lead the Council in advising the Attorney-General on matters of importance to Victoria's coronial system. Applicants should demonstrate an understanding of the issues that arise in the coronial setting, a high level of integrity, strong decision-making and strategic thinking, and an ability to work collaboratively with Council members and stakeholders.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community. Applications are welcome from people of all ages, genders and sexual orientations, people with a disability (adjustments to the recruitment process will be provided upon request), Aboriginal Victorians and Victorians from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Appointment is subject to probity checks, including a National Police Check.

About the Council

The Council is independent of the Coroners Court of Victoria and government. It was established under the Coroners Act 2008 to provide advice, and make recommendations, to the Attorney-General on:

  • issues of importance to the coronial system in Victoria;
  • matters relating to the preventative role of the Coroners Court;
  • the way in which the coronial system engages with families and respects the cultural diversity of families; and
  • any other matters relating to the coronial system that are referred to the Council by the Attorney-General.

The Council is the only known body of its kind in the world.

How to apply

Please click the ‘Apply online' button below. If you have not previously registered on this website, you will need to register your details once you click ‘Apply online'.

Applications should include a resume and a completed Expression of Interest Form (attached above), which addresses the Selection Criteria (attached above). Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

For enquiries about the appointment process, please contact Louise Topple, Project Officer, Justice Policy and Data Reform, Department of Justice and Community Safety on (03) 8684 7506, or using the National Relay Service 133 677 if required, or by email at

Expressions of interest must be received no later than midnight on Sunday 12 May 2019.