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494802/DRC - Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (DRC) - Temporary Employment Register

Apply now Job no: 494802
Work type: Full-time and Part-time
Location: Brisbane, QLD, Sydney, NSW, Canberra, ACT
Categories: APS Level 1, APS Level 2, APS Level 3, APS Level 4, APS Level 5, APS Level 6, Executive Level 1, Executive Level 2

About the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability was established on Thursday 4 April 2019.

Seven Commissioners have been appointed to examine and expose violence towards, or neglect, abuse or exploitation of, people with disability. The Hon Ronald Sackville AO QC has been appointed as Chair of the Royal Commission.

The Disability Royal Commission will investigate:

  • preventing and better protecting people with disability from experiencing violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • achieving best practice in reporting, investigating and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability
  • promoting a more inclusive society that supports people with disability to be independent and live free from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

The Interim Report of the Royal Commission was presented to Governor-General David Hurley, AC DSC (Retd) on October 30, 2020. A copy of the Interim Report has been tabled in Federal Parliament.

A final report is due by no later than 29 September 2023.

The Royal Commission has a presence in Brisbane QLD, Sydney NSW and Canberra ACT. If offered a role with the Royal Commission in other than their home locality, candidates will generally be expected to meet their own costs in moving to the office locality. In exceptional circumstances the Royal Commission may consider limited relocation assistance.

About the Temporary Employment Register

The Temporary Employment Register is open for applicants to register their interest in employment with the Royal Commission. The Temporary Employment Register enables the commission to access appropriately skilled and experienced individuals for fixed term / temporary employment opportunities. 

We strongly encourage people with disability to apply as we are committed to creating an environment that values and utilises the contribution of those with a lived experience of disability.

We also encourage Indigenous Australians, LGBTQI+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

Your application should indicate the areas of work you have expertise and experience in and also your qualifications. 

Vacancies will be filled using a variety of employment arrangements (see Engagement conditions below).

Our Opportunity 

The Royal Commission is seeking applicants from a range of disciplines who are interested in employment opportunities which may arise within the life of the Royal Commission.

The positions will be located in Brisbane, Sydney and Canberra.

Positions may become available in the following disciplines:

  • accounting and finance
  • administration
  • communications and media
  • counselling
  • data and research
  • human resources
  • information and communications technology
  • information and knowledge management
  • legal
  • policy.

Engagement conditions

The Royal Commission is not engaging employees on an ongoing (permanent) basis. To fill vacancies, the Royal Commission will use a range of employment methods to engage staff on temporary arrangements, including:

  • non-ongoing APS employment (initial periods of up to 18 months with the possibility of extension for the duration of the Royal Commission)
  • secondments from other APS and non-APS employers (for specified/agreed terms)
  • labour hire contractors (for specified/agreed terms)
  • ABN contractors (for specified/agreed terms).

Decisions on how a particular role will be filled will be dependent on a number of business factors applicable at the time of filling each role. How a role will be filled and the employment method that will be offered will be discussed with candidates at their initial interview.


For further information including eligibility and how to apply, please download the Vacancy Information Kit. 

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