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Commissioner for Children and Young People (511783)

Commissioner for Children & Young People
Commissioner for Children & Young People
Commissioner for Children & Young People

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Position details

Award/Classification:Senior Executive Level 3-1
Employment Type: Full Time
Region: South


$179,691 to $197,658 per annum, plus 9.25% super, plus car.  Access to a special salary point may be negotiated commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant. 


Statutory Office holder (equivalent to Senior Executive, Level 3) 

Period of employment / Hours:

Fixed term full-time for a period of 5 years




An exciting five-year opportunity exists to fill the independent statutory role of Tasmanian Commissioner for Children and Young People, a central component of the Tasmanian Government's commitment to ensuring that children and young people have every opportunity to be healthy, happy and well educated in order to grow, thrive, live, work and raise their own families in Tasmania.

The Commissioner for Children and Young People provides a voice for children and young people in Tasmania about the matters that are important to them, and advocates for respect of their rights, particularly for those who are most vulnerable.

The Commissioner’s role provides a voice for children and young people, to communicate and advocate across very diverse sectors of government and non-government, and have influence at executive level on legislation, policies and programs.  The successful candidate will have:

  • a demonstrated high-level commitment to the rights of children, young people and their families, advocacy practice and the principles of empowerment;
  • an extensive and demonstrated professional involvement with the health and wellbeing of children and young people, particularly vulnerable children and young people;
  • a high level of discretion and credibility in managing highly confidential and sensitive issues, analysing complex issues and significant experience at providing high-level advice to a range of stakeholders;
  • a focus on outcomes and a demonstrated high-level ability to work in partnership with government to manage change and achieve positive results;
  • the ability to develop a range of linkages across the Tasmanian children and youth sector that raises the profile of the needs of children and young people; and
  • strong established relationships at high levels of government and the non-government sector in order to have an influence in relevant forums.

     To apply, please provide a copy of your CV with two referees and a one page summary outlining why you are the best person for the job.

    The Tasmanian State Service values and encourages diversity at all levels of employment, and flexible & contemporary working arrangements are offered to support this.

Essential Requirements:

  • Current Tasmanian Working with Children Registration.  

The person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted: 

  • 1.  Conviction checks in the following areas:
    • a)  crimes of violence
    • b)  sex related offences
    • c)  serious drug offences
    • d)  crimes involving dishonesty
  • 2.  Identification check
  • 3.  Disciplinary action in previous employment check.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (PDF) :  Download File 511783 - Commissioner for Children and Young People Info Package 2017.pdf

Statement of Duties (Word) :  Download File 511783 - Commissioner for Children and Young People Info Package 2017.docx

APPLICANT GUIDE:  DHHS Applicant Guide - Jobs Website .pdf


For more information (Contact Officer) :

Name:  Michael Pervan


Phone: (03) 6166 3530


How to apply: 

Online applications are preferred - please click the blue 'Apply Now' button. 

If you apply online: - Please do not send a hard copy application as well. - You do not need to upload an Application for Employment form.

- OR -

Complete the following application form and post your application to us at:

Recruitment Services - Human Resources  

Department of Health and Human Services

GPO Box 125


Application for Employment (Word).docx

Application for Employment (PDF).pdf

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  1. Review the Statement of Duties and consider if you meet the requirements.
  2. Speak to the Contact Officer if you have any questions.
  3. Submit your application including any additional documents as specified in each individual job vacancy notice.