Victims Commissioner

Brisbane Permanent

Natasha has over 25 years’ executive recruitment experience to CEO level and extensive search experience. She has largely completed a Master of Leadership through the University of Southern Queensland.Natasha commenced her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers before being appointed a Director with Deloitte where she led their recruitment practice. Since then she has led local boutique firms in search and selection and has been the Australian General Manager, Executive and Commercial recruitment, for a leading global recruitment firm. During this time, she has maintained a loyal client base and continued to deliver executive level recruitment assignments. Natasha’s specialist areas are in C-Suite and Senior Management appointments, transformational roles and unique positions holding a strategic remit.Natasha spent 12 months as the Queensland & ACT General Manager for a major Australian recruitment firm where she led 18 branches across 2 states prior to launching OnTalent.Natasha is a Director on the OnTalent Board, on the National Board and elected past Chair - Recruitment and Consultants Services Association (RCSA) in Queensland, Non-Executive Director and Chair of the People, Performance and Culture Committee of Food Bank Queensland and Ambassador of the Brisbane Club.

  • Independent Executive Position
  • Lead systemic improvement
  • Lead for victims and their families
The Victims’ Commissioner is appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister and acts independently and in the public interest.

Established under an inaugural Act, the Victims Commissioner and the office promote and protect the needs and rights of victims of crime in Queensland, through:
  • engaging with victims of crime, associated support services and government entities to identify and advise government on systemic issues relating to victims and survivors of crime in Queensland.
  • dealing with complaints about alleged contraventions of the Queensland Charter of Victims' Rights.
  • reviewing matters relating to the reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual offences including legislation, practices, policies, and systems to identify systemic issues.
The Commissioner will have regard to the vulnerability of specific victim cohorts, including but not limited to, victims of sexual violence or domestic and family violence, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Key responsibilities of the Commissioner include:
  • Identifying and investigating systemic issues relating to victims of crime in Queensland;
  • Conducting research into matters affecting particular cohorts of victims, working through related data findings and making recommendations to the Minister;
  • Consulting on matters relating to victims, including a person’s lived experience and the person’s experience in the criminal justice process;
  • Promoting the Queensland Charter of Victims’ Rights and advocating on behalf of victims by providing advice, training, information, or other help to government and non-government entities;
  • Handling complaints about alleged contraventions of the Charter and providing recommendations based on the findings of subsequent complaint investigations;
  • Publishing and monitoring reporting in relation to recommendations made by the Commissioner on the criminal justice process for victims and support services;
  • Leading and directing activities of the OVC and providing guidance and advice to the Board, in relation to issues arising from the sexual violence systemic review work;
  • Advising the Minister on issues affecting victims and the promotion of victims’ rights, including making recommendations on improvements to legislation, policies, practices, procedures, and systems across the justice system, including other government agencies, to support the rights of victims and monitor the implementation of recommendations made by the Commissioner to the Minister and agencies;
  • Providing annual reports and other reports to the Minister on issues and recommendations relating to victims and sexual violence and authoritatively representing the OVC and Board, as the leader of the OVC, in responding to enquiries from the media and other stakeholders;
  • Representing the interests of victims and the OVC on state based and inter-jurisdictional advisory bodies and working groups as required;
  • Chair of the Board which reviews matters relating to the reporting, investigation and prosecution of sexual offences including legislation, practices, policies, and systems to identify systemic issues to ensure it appropriately performs its functions.
We are seeking interest from talented leaders with deep expertise in the justice and victims support sector. To be successful you will have an ability to address and manage systemic issues impacting victims of crime, engage broadly with stakeholders including government, sector groups and victims and their families.

To apply please provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter (1-2 pages) that outlines motivation and experience aligned to the requirements as well as the details of 2 referees.

Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Natasha Olsson-Seeto or Jevon Seah on 07 3305 5800. 
Applications close: 16 April 2024 at midnight

The Queensland Government welcomes and strongly encourages applications from people of all ages, life stages, caring responsibilities, intellectual/physical abilities, gender identity, sexual orientation, cultural background, and ethnicity to apply for positions with us.

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