Executive Director, Local Government Victoria

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.

Our work supports a range of diverse portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.

The Department strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

Our values are accountability, integrity and respect, and underpin everything we do.
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Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: See Advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/028933
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2022
Salary Range: See Advertisement
Job Duration: Up to Five (5) Years
Attachments: No File Attached
Contact: Jarrod McLauchlan on 0407 808 517
Vanessa Huxley on 0417 708 112

Position Details

Executive Director, Local Government Victoria

  • High profile role bridging State and Local Government
  • Career defining opportunity
  • Fixed Term up to five (5) years  

Local Government Victoria (LGV) provides policy advice, oversees legislation and works with councils to ensure Victorians enjoy responsive and accountable local government services. Local Government Victoria also delivers capital and recurrent funding programs to Councils and policy and administrative support to the Victorian Local Government Grants Commission. As a division of the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR), LGV supports the Minister for Local Government through the Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Local Government and Suburban Development, the Executive Director, Local Government Victoria, leads a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to develop Victoria's local government sector and deliver benefits to the Victorian community. Your strong policy leadership, stakeholder management and strategic capability will see you shaping and influencing current thinking about local government, providing high level strategic advice, and forging strong partnerships across state government and local government. Known for your ability to build high performing teams, you promote accountability and have a track record in creating a positive working environment. You will lead a flexible workforce and be responsible for building a constructive and collaborative culture that values performance and continuous improvement.

To be considered for this role, you will bring your significant knowledge of State Government, coupled with a sound understanding of the Local Government landscape and the unique challenges and opportunities facing the sector. You will present with a strong technical understanding of governance and a proven ability to work closely with Ministers and senior departmental executives to provide advice on complex public policy, service delivery and regulatory matters. You have the natural ability to build strong relationships across government sectors and effectively manage complex issues and competing interests.

How to Apply

If you are excited about the opportunity to lead Local Government Victoria, we would welcome your application. To apply, please click the ‘Apply Now' button and upload your resume.

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Jarrod McLauchlan on 0407 808 517 or Vanessa Huxley on 0417 708 112 from Davidson Search and Advisory who are partnering with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions on this critical appointment process.

Applicants will be required to comply with the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Region's (department's) COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, in line with the Chief Health Officer (CHO) Directions and any other legislative requirements, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status and a number or pre-employment screening requirements.

Applications close midnight on Thursday 30 June 2022.

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