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Research Officer

University of Technology Sydney

Anti-Slavery Australia, in the University of Technology Sydney Faculty of Law, is recruiting for a Research Officer to support the Department of Social Services funded project, Sexual Violence Prevention – Sexual violence and forced marriage prevention. It is one of three roles being recruited to support this ambitious, ground-breaking project to develop a research-informed, human-rights response to forms of modern slavery that take place within the home, including domestic servitude and forced marriage.

Anti-Slavery Australia (Anti-Slavery) is dedicated to eliminating human trafficking and slavery in Australia. The Centre engages in research, policy development, and evaluation of Australia’s anti people trafficking responses and related issues. Anti-Slavery has an active role in community awareness raising of all forms of slavery and also provides practical legal training for graduating law students as well as internship placement opportunities for law students engaged in law elective subjects and volunteers, including from the Brennan Leadership and Justice Program.

The Research Officer will play a critical role in ensuring the effective and efficient day to day management of the project including ongoing engagement with relevant stakeholders and delivery of the key outcomes together with a specialist and dedicated team.

Note: Anti-Slavery Australia is also recruiting two additional roles; Research Assistant and Research Fellow. For more details on these opportunities, please view the job advertisements on the UTS job board.

If successful in applying for this role, you will:

  • Support the creation of an age and culturally appropriate online youth forum, run in part by champions, ASA staff and selected professionals
  • Support the creation of an age and culturally appropriate online youth forum, run in part by champions, ASA staff and selected professionals
  • Support the development of a co-designed community engagement strategy between community workers from partner organisations and ASA
  • Participate in the training of key community workers to equip them to engage on issues of bodily autonomy, relationships, forced marriage and modern slavery. Resources will be developed for community workers to support trauma-informed support
  • Work with the project team on best practice gender violence prevention literature
  • Lead the administration of the project including data management
  • Manage the project’s day-to-day financial operations, including monitoring expenditure against budget

With examples, please outline in a separate document how you meet the following seven key selection criteria points:

  • Knowledge of modern slavery, forced marriage and servitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, develop networks, facilitate engagement and build strong working relationships with stakeholders.
  • Experience organising digital seminars or similar events.
  • Highly developed organisational skills with an ability to effectively plan and coordinate workload.
  • Ability to work with a high level of initiative and demonstrated problem solving skills.
  • High level written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High level computing skills including databases, spreadsheets and word-processing (Microsoft Office suite) and internet.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $92,791 to $102,650 pa (HEW 7)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is four days/week or full-time (please indicate your preference) and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

How to Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Description from the UTS website.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC202480.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au, using the subject line: Research Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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