Access and Equity Advisor

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Job Summary

Access and Equity Advisors work for organisations, private, public and government, in order to develop and implement policies and legislations in relation to the Anti-Discrimination Act. This often involves ensuring that minority groups have access to services, that all staff and clients have equal rights and to eradicate discrimination. Tasks may involve:

  • Manage equity and diversity initiatives to ensure organisational practices promote the principles of valuing diversity for employees and the community
  • Research, develop, implement and evaluate strategic initiatives that advocate and promote equity and diversity to all levels of the organisation
  • Initiate, develop and implement strategies specific to equity groups external to the organisation - eg clients, customers
  • Participate in external committees and forums in relation to diversity issues
  • Liaise with diverse communities, organisations, media, government agencies and volunteer groups in relation to the organisation's community relations
  • Provide consultancy advice to senior management, other staff and to representatives of a wide range of communities/organisations

Entrance Requirements

Although you could work in this role without a degree, tertiary qualifications Arts degree or Social Work degree would enhance your job prospects. Relevant volunteer/community experience would also enable you to gain entry into this role, irrespective of your degree.

Principal Employment Sectors and Industry

Private, public and government organisations all employ Access and Equity Advisors.

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