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See below for application requirements and how to apply. Applications close 21 January 2024.

Victorian Interpreting & Translating Service (VITS) LanguageLoop

Victorian Interpreting & Translating Service (VITS) LanguageLoop is a Victorian Government-owned language services provider and a state business corporation under State Owned Enterprises Act 1992 (Vic). The Minister for Multicultural Affairs and the Treasurer have joint responsibility for VITS as a government-owned entity.

VITS provides professional interpreting and translating services to government, commercial, and not-for-profit clients in over 160 languages and is governed by a Board of up to nine (9) Directors, including a Board Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, responsible to the Minister for Multicultural Affairs.

Led by the Board Chair, VITS’ core mission is to facilitate communication to support equitable participation and access for people with limited English proficiency for all aspects of a diverse Australian society.

With the Deputy Chair and two Board Directors concluding their term in April 2024, the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing is seeking to appoint three outstanding leaders to continue the important work of the VITS LangaugeLoop Board in governing the organisation. Importantly, the Board drives the strategic direction and financial sustainability of the service to promote an Australian society where intersecting forms of diversity are valued, and language is no barrier to full and equal participation for all.

How to Apply

To apply go to SHK Advert and submit your CV (using headings in Candidate Information Pack, page 7) and the Application Form (see below).

-Application Form (download, complete and upload in place of a cover letter, you do not need to submit a separate cover letter)

-Candidate Information Pack

To be considered, you must address the headings on page 7 of the Candidate Information Pack in your CV and submit the completed Application Form. Your documents must be submitted in Microsoft WORD format.

People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply to ensure the Board is representative of all Victorians.

Please note

- If you wish to apply for both the Deputy Chair and Board Director roles, please select both options in the Application Form. You only need to submit one application.

- Please read the Candidate Information Pack and use the application point with the advertisement to apply.

- Submit your Application Form in place of a Cover Letter on the SHK portal (lodge the form where it says Cover Letter).

- See the Candidate Information Pack for more advice on process. For administrative assistance with completing applications please contact Lilli Vagnarelli, Associate, on 0417 947 028 or email Please note assistance on content (what to write) cannot be offered.

- If you can’t apply online, please email your application to Lilli in the format above, with the subject line ‘VITS LanguageLoop Board Application – Your Name’

- If you need specific assistance to be part of this process, we can refer you to organisations who may be able to help. Please ask!

Please note that candidates may be contacted by email or phone (including voicemail), and that the process will take some months into March 2024, or later (so there may be long intervals between communications). Your application will be carefully assessed as per the criteria in the candidate information pack. If shortlisted, you may be later invited to a panel interview on video, or in person and you will be notified of the format to expect. We will advise candidates when decisions are made at different stages.

Direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to SHK.