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Lead Investigator (Safe and Fair Community Unit)

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart, Launceston
Categories: Administration, Student Services, Legal & Compliance

Safe and Fair Community Officer (Lead Investigator)

  •  Strong leadership and initiative in achieving outcomes that place community safety and wellbeing at the forefront
  • Demonstrated experience in investigating complex matters
  • Full time, ongoing opportunity

We are seeking to appoint a Lead Investigator in Safe and Fair Community Unit (SaFCU) which is part of the Academic Division.

SaFCU is the University’s point of contact for all matters related to reports of inappropriate behaviour, including notifications of sexual assault or sexual harassment, and the lodgement of general concerns or complaints. The Unit also undertakes student conduct processes in accordance with the Student Behaviour and Conduct Ordinance.

The Opportunity

You will work collaboratively across the University to ensure appropriate supports and plans are put in place in the interests of the safety and wellbeing of our community, and that matters of concern or complaint are resolved effectively. 

 Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide high level advice, guidance and support to University staff and students in relation to instances of inappropriate behaviour or conduct and the resolution of complaints.
  • Act as an authorised officer to conduct people-centred, fair, and just investigations and assessments into matters of inappropriate behaviour and conduct.
  • Efficiently and appropriately manage complex and sensitive processes in line with the Student Behaviour and Conduct Ordinance, the Behaviour Policy and Behaviour Procedure, Student Complaints Policy and Student Complaints Procedure and other related ordinances and policies.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with stakeholders across the University, in particular, Student Wellbeing, Student Living, People and Wellbeing, Legal Services, Student Operations, Vice Chancellor’s Office, and the Tasmanian University Union, as well as external stakeholders, including Tasmania Police and the Tasmanian Ombudsman.
  • Ensure case notes and records are maintained in accordance with quality and standard requirements and University policy. Provide timely and accurate reports as required.

 Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • A tertiary qualification and extensive relevant experience working in a field responding to complex and sensitive people issues and/or complaints.
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments and investigations into matters of conduct, policy, and procedure.  Experience with sensitive and complex matters including sexual assault and sexual harassment will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing professional guidance and support to colleagues in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in resolving disputes and conflicts, formally and informally, negotiating, and achieving desired outcomes.
  • Well developed ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work in a demanding and dynamic environment and exercise rigorous judgement in relation to prioritisation and escalation, risk assessment as well as in decision making.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 10 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $140,192 comprising base salary of $118,051 to $119,822 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, and your skills, capabilities, and experience.  You do not need to separately address the selection criteria
  • For further information about this position, please contact Kellie Dean, Director, Student Wellbeing and Culture – or 6226 2948.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Sunday, 24 January 2021, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

Download File PD - Lead Investigator (SaFCU).pdf


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