VicSRC Programs and Events Officer

Hours: 4-5 days (32-38 hours) per week

Remuneration: $33.72 - $36 per hour classified under SCHADS Award at Employment Level 5

Status: Fixed-term contract until 31 December 2019, with potential to be ongoing, subject to funding.

Location: Based in Melbourne CBD, with regular metropolitan and regional travel in Victoria and potential for interstate travel.


About the Victorian Student Representative Council

The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) is the peak body representing school-aged students in Victoria. The VicSRC’s vision is a world where all children and young people have access to education that is student-led, student driven and student focussed. The organisation exists to empower all student voices to be valued in every aspect of education. The VicSRC is auspiced by the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic). The VicSRC’s core funding comes from the Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET).


About the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic)

The Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) is the peak body and leading policy advocate on young people’s issues in Victoria. YACVic’s vision is that young Victorians have their rights upheld and are valued as active participants in their communities. YACVic is an independent, not-for-profit, member-driven organisation that represents young people (aged 12–25 years) and the sector that works with them.

About the role

This dynamic role is the face of our programs and events team, supporting the ongoing growth of VicSRC. It is an exciting opportunity to empower students across Victoria as you travel around the state and help them to be key decision makers in their own education. The role is focussed on the facilitation and delivery of the internationally recognised Teach the Teacher program and the Student Voice Workshop series as well as supporting VicSRC events like Congress and the Student Voice Awards.


About the candidate

You are an adaptable and energetic individual who thrives in a fast paced workplace that values authenticity, laughter and collaboration. You will be a skilled facilitator, particularly with groups of young people from diverse backgrounds, and have experience in event planning. A good understanding of student voice and youth engagement is essential.


You will have:

  • Excellent communication skills and experience in working with diverse groups of people.
  • A strong commitment to working collaboratively with young people.
  • Great initiative and the ability to work autonomously.
  • Commitment to actively contributing to a productive staff team.



You will enjoy:

  • A flexible, disability friendly, family friendly and fun work culture.
  • A high degree of autonomy and collegial support.
  • Sector-leading professional development.
  • An abundance of tea, youthful vibes and lots of laughs.



Employment conditions

The VicSRC Programs and Events Officer is a YACVic employee.


YACVic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People with disabilities, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for this position.


YACVic promotes the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children and young people, including those with a disability, those who are Aboriginal or those from refugee or migrant backgrounds. We take child protection very seriously.  All employees are subject to screening and assessment against child safety standards, including rigorous background, identity and reference checks. The successful applicant will require a current Working with Children Check and Police Check (costs reimbursed) and must agree to adhere to our child safe policy and code of conduct.


Application Process

Email your application to Nina Laitala, VicSRC Executive Officer at with VicSRC Programs and Events Officer in the subject line.


In order to be considered for this position, you must include:

  • a brief cover letter stating where you saw the job advertised;
  • your resume, including contact details for a minimum of two referees, including your last line manager (we will not contact referees without your permission).
  • a separate document detailing your response to each Key Selection Criteria.


Only applications that follow the above process will be accepted and considered for interview.

Applications close 9am Monday 15 April 2019 with interviews to be held on Wednesday 17 April 2019 in Melbourne CBD.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Nina Laitala, VicSRC Executive Officer on 0411 679 050.


Please find attached the full position description in PDF and word.


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