The ACT Human Rights Commission is seeking expressions of interest from skilled professionals interested in applying to become a Panel Intermediary.
The ACT Intermediary Program, which commenced on 31 January 2020, is based in the Victim of Crime Commissioner’s team within the ACT Human Rights Commission. Intermediaries are accredited professionals and independent officers of the court. They provide specialised advice at police investigative interviews, to lawyers and at court to facilitate the giving of evidence by vulnerable witnesses. Currently, the Program mainly receives requests for intermediaries for matters involving child complainants in sexual assault and child witnesses in homicide matters, however, there has also been demand for the Program with matters involving adults with disabilities and other communication difficulties. The Program model draws on the expertise of a small number of ‘in-house’ intermediaries and a larger ACT Intermediary Panel. We are presently seeking expressions of interest for membership of this panel.
Applications close on Monday the 31st of May at 5pm.
For more information on the role please read the panel Intermediary application pack (PDF 216KB).
To apply please fill in the application form (Word 131KB).