Deputy Chairperson / Sessional Divisional Chairperson (multiple roles) - Adult Parole Board | Melbourne - CBD

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Posted on 18-Feb-2020
Application Close Date: 28-Feb-2020
Melbourne - CBD
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The Adult Parole Board of Victoria (the Board) is an independent statutory body established under the Corrections Act 1986, with jurisdiction over the appropriate release of offenders on parole.

The Board is mandated to make decisions, under a statutory framework, about the reintegration of eligible prisoners into the community in a way that protects community safety. The Adult Parole Board's functions include making decisions about whether to grant, deny, defer or cancel a prisoner's parole.

The Board is now seeking to appoint a full-time Deputy Chairperson and several Sessional Divisional Chairpersons to preside over meetings and participate in the deliberations of the Board. Applicants for these roles must be retired judicial officers or legal practitioners of more than 10 years' experience.

Deputy Chairperson

The full-time Deputy Chairperson will bring a high level of knowledge and expertise to the Board, ensuring quality and consistency of decision making. In compliance with the legislative requirement, the Deputy Chairperson will ensure that the paramount consideration to every decision is the safety and protection of the community.

The Deputy Chairperson will have a proven record in providing leadership and direction to a multi-disciplinary team.

In addition to Board sitting commitments, the Deputy Chairperson will have a number of responsibilities which will include supporting the Board to implement systems, policies, practices and guidelines to improve the quality, consistency, recording and communication of Board decisions.

Sessional Divisional Chairperson (multiple roles)

The purpose of the Divisional Chairperson is to preside over meetings of and participate in the deliberations of the Board on a sessional basis.

The Divisional Chairperson will be required to determine any questions of law arising before a Division of the Adult Parole Board.

The Divisional Chairperson will assist and support the Chairperson in the performance of their duties.

Candidates for both these roles should demonstrate:

  • extensive experience and knowledge in criminal law, the criminal justice and corrections systems
  • commitment to public service and a strong interest in parole and the Board's statutory responsibilities under the Corrections Act 1986 as amended
  • personal integrity, reputation and community standing
  • broad awareness of diversity, cultural, gender, disability and mental health issues.

Please refer to the attached Position Descriptions for more detailed information on the responsibilities and selection criteria of each position.

Aboriginal community members and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Initial inquiries and requests for further information can be directed in confidence to Dallas Beasley, A/Head of Talent, on (03) 8684 1721 or

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and cover letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Applications close strictly on Friday 28 February 2020.