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Communications and the Arts Vacancy N.N. 10680202
Department of Communications and the Arts Closing date: Friday, 8 July 2016
Job Title: Children’s eSafety Commissioner
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Sydney - NSW; Melbourne - VIC; Canberra - ACT
Agency Classification: Children’s eSafety Commissioner
Agency Employment Act: Enhancing Online Safety for Children Act 2015

Job Description


The Australian Government is inviting applications from individuals who have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to undertake the role of Children’s eSafety Commissioner.

The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner commenced operation on 1 July 2015 to, among other things:
• Provide a national leadership role in improving online safety for Australian children; and
• Resolve complaints about cyberbullying of Australian children by administering a scheme for the rapid removal of cyberbullying material from large social media sites, and a cyberbullying civil notice regime.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated high-level leadership and vision, and a record of effective advocacy on relevant policy issues, including strong media management and public communication skills. The successful candidate will have strong familiarity with social media products and services and other consumer services provided over the internet. Experience with communications sector public policy issues and experience participating in or engaging closely with the internet industry is critical. The successful candidate will be capable of engaging with key online safety stakeholders, including State and Territory police and other law enforcement officials. Experience in complaints handling or customer service processes is also highly desirable.

The position may be located in Canberra, Sydney or Melbourne.

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the Australian Public Service Commission’s merit-based appointment processes. The principles of equal opportunity and diversity will apply to the selection processes.

Before applying, please obtain selection documentation from the Executive Intelligence Group vacancies page Ref. No. 538.

If, after reading the selection documentation, you require further information please contact Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey from Executive Intelligence Group on (02) 6232 2200. Applications close COB 8 July 2016.



Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

5 years

About Department of Communications and the Arts 

We are the lead agency to Government on communications and the arts. Our aim is to create an environment in which all Australians have access to high quality communications services and diverse artistic and cultural experiences. We are an inclusive and supportive workplace that values, respects and promotes diversity. If you’re interested in joining our team, we invite you to submit your application.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Ref. No. 538
Position Contact: Tricia Searson or Karina Duffey, 02 6232 2200
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS24-Wed - 15 Jun 2016 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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