Chair and Deputy Chair
The Victorian Government seeks to appoint a Chair and Deputy Chair to the Post Sentence Authority (PSA). The roles are nominally fill time however flexible arrangements will be considered.
The Post Sentence Authority was established as an independent statutory authority in 2018, replacing the Detention and Supervision Order Division of the Adult Parole Board). The Authority’s role was expanded to monitor serious violent offenders under the Serious Offenders Act 2018.
The primary purpose of the post sentence scheme is to protect the Victorian community from serious offenders who pose an unacceptable risk of committing further serious offences. The scheme also facilitates the treatment and rehabilitation of offenders, with the aim to reduce an offender’s risks so they no longer need to be subject to a post sentence order.
Key functions for the roles include:
- reviewing and monitoring the progress of offenders on supervision orders or detention orders
- monitoring offender compliance with the conditions of supervision orders
- giving directions and instructions to offenders — for example, a direction about where the offender can live
- making recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Justice and Community Safety about reviewing the conditions of supervision orders
- inquiring into alleged breaches of supervision orders and make recommendations to the Secretary of the Department of Justice and Community Safety about commencing legal proceedings against offenders
- monitoring the overall administration of the post sentence scheme
- overseeing the coordination of service delivery to offenders by government agencies
- publicly report on the performance and administration of the post sentence scheme
The Chair is the Head of the organisation, and both the Chair and Deputy Chair are pivotal to board meetings, as decisions cannot take place without one present. A Chief Administration Officer leads a Secretariat that oversees operations.
The roles are entitled to be paid remuneration, allowances and expenses determined by the Governor in Council and specified in the member’s instrument of appointment. The Chair role is currently classified at SES 3 level ($401,018-$533,431) and the Deputy Chair is classified at SES2 level ($279,239 -$401,017).
We are seeking the following leadership attributes:
- experience gained in relevant sectors such in the criminal justice. public administration, human rights, mental health and medical sectors
- the ability to navigate complexity and can be collaborative across the judicial system and government stakeholders
- complex decision-making and systems thinking capacity
- high integrity, ethical standards, and superior judgement
Applicants for the roles must be:
- admitted to legal practice in an Australian state or territory, or enrolment as a legal practitioner of the High Court of Australia, for no less than ten years
Candidates are sought from a range of diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We welcome interest from people of any gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, with a disability, and varied cultural backgrounds and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. A flexible approach to candidate assessment can be applied.
Initial enquiries and requests for further information may be directed in conﬁdence to David Baber of Fisher Leadership on 1300 347 437.
Members of the Authority are appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Corrections. Current members are welcome to apply.
To apply – please click on ‘APPLY NOW’ and using reference DOJcha1023 providing a cover letter stating your relevant experience with reference to the leadership attributes set out above, along with a copy of your CV. Please note your interest in the Chair or Deputy role, or to be considered for both.Download candidate information