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February

Estate Agents Council Member

Private Company - Baking Board, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, the Hon Melissa Horne MP, is seeking applications for a suitable qualified person to be appointed to the Estate Agents Council (EAC) to represent the interest of Victorian consumers involved in buying, selling and renting property.

The EAC is a statutory body established under section 6 of the Estate Agents Act 1980 (the Act). Its objectives, role and functions are set out in sections 6A and 6B of the Act.

The role of the EAC is to advise the Minister on current and emerging issues and includes, among other matters, to:

  • monitor developments in the real estate industry generally
  • respond to issues referred to it by the Minister
  • protect the interests of persons using real estate services
  • promote appropriate standards of conduct and competency for persons in the real estate industry, and
  • make recommendations to the Minister on applications for grants from the Victorian Property Fund.

EAC members are appointed for terms of up to three years. EAC members are required to attend monthly meetings, which are currently held virtually. The meetings are approximately two hours in duration. EAC members are expected to work approximately two hours each month outside of the meetings.

Remuneration for EAC members is fixed by the Governor in Council. It was last fixed at $8,965 p.a. (part-time). Applicants for this position must not be employed in the estate agents industry.

Selection criteria

Required

Suitable candidates are required to contribute effectively to the Estate Agents Council and demonstrate:

  • experience or interest in advocating for the rights of consumers
  • experience balancing competing interests
  • an understanding of the responsibilities and obligations of a statutory office holder, and
  • good interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable

Knowledge of Victorian consumer property laws.

Applications

If this role is of interest and fits your skills, please apply by clicking the ‘Apply now' button.

if you have any specific questions regarding the role, please contact Jonathan Blake on Jonathan.Blake@justice.vic.gov.au

Selection process

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines. For details, please visit https://www.vic.gov.au/guidelines-appointment-remuneration#guidelines-effective-from-1-july-2020

A Selection Panel will assess all applications and shortlist candidates for an interview.

The Selection Panel shall provide advice on candidates to the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation. The Minister may submit a recommendation to the Governor in Council, who makes appointments to the EAC pursuant to the Act.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex people. 

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed.

Baking Board, QLD

Government, Defence & Emergency




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