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Project Officer (Children's Court Project)

Job no: 575727
Work type: Part time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Administration, Legal Services, Education, Law

  • Play a key part in the redesign of the Children’s Court, alongside Court Services Victoria
  • Part Time, Fixed Term contract until July 2020
  • Central CBD location, close to public transport and cafes

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

The University’s mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, quality teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for students, getting them ready for life and work. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.
The DSC Vocational Education School delivers a range of educational programs from certificate to Associate Degree and industry training.

The Graduate School of Business & Law (GSBL) was launched in 2010 in the new Emily MacPherson premises, opening an exciting new phase in RMIT’s development of professional programs for the experienced, post-graduate business market. The GSBL is the next stage in the development of the Graduate School of Business which was formed in 2005 to focus on the development of RMIT’s MBA programs for Executive, Graduate and Open University Australia students, and on executive programs for industry. These programs are now delivered to students, in the Melbourne and Vietnamese campuses and in partnerships in Malaysia and Hong Kong

The School has a wide range of research interests concentrating around strategy, Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurship along with legal research interests in International Law, Labour Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Internet Law and Corporate Governance and Regulation.

The Centre for Innovative Justice was established in 2012 to research, teach and promote modern and innovative ways of delivering justice both through formal court processes and within and across the broader justice system.

The Role

The Project Officer will be employed by the Centre for Innovative Justice (CIJ) and will responsible for advisory functions required by the CIJ under direction from Court Services Victoria in relation to the Human Centred Design Reform Project. You will be tasked with core project coordination duties, service and resource functions to support the projects activities and goals, along with providing subject matter and policy advice to the Project Lead. You will act as the key liaison between the CIJ and the Children’s Court Reform Project Team.

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead the day to day coordination of the project and maintain crucial project documentation and project relevant materials
  • Provide subject matter expertise liaison with partners and represent the CIJ at stakeholder meetings where required
  • Support the design project lead and team through all phases of the project
  • Monitor key deadlines for the project and ensure the project team and CIJ are aware of any risks or concerns
  • Report and monitor emerging issues, trends and policies within various Justice systems across Victoria, Australia and overseas in areas relevant to the project

Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Subject matter expertise or familiarity with court processes and the needs of vulnerable service users.
  • Proven experience in the provision of quality project coordination, including an understanding of academic research and knowledge
  • An understanding of the issues impacting the justice system, along with demonstrated experience in human-centred design projects
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to work autonomously
  • Confirmed experience in working on complex policy and political issues at a high level
  • High level interpersonal skills, allowing the development of strong working relationships with staff, internal and external clients


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or proven experience in a similar role.
  • A valid Working with Children check


Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices


  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Be part of RMIT’s academic life and attend various events and workshops
  • Access to RMIT staff gym (including free Yoga and Pilates classes)
  • 2% salary increase each year and annual leave loading of 1.35%
  • MYKI pass discount
  • Additional annual leave
    To find out more, please visit our website: RMIT Employee Benefits

To Apply

For further information please contact Mina Hilson, Centre Manager on 03 9925 1139 or to view a position description please see below.

Applications close Thursday 18th April.

Download File PD Project Officer.pdf

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

RMIT was named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) in 2018 based on significant progress made in 2017, and Gold Employer status in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in recognition of our commitment to celebrating the diverse genders, sexes and sexualities (DGSS) of our community.

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