Director Corporate Relations

Play a major role in building a robust culture of performance and continuous improvement across all levels and be responsible for ensuring excellence in key issue management, corporate relations, and the effective delivery of ministerial services, including key stakeholder relationships to effectively support Parks Victoria, relevant ministers and key government agencies.
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Consulting and Strategy
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/11348
Closing Date: 23-Nov-2019
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: 3 Years
Attachments: Position Description - 11348 - Director Corporate Relations.docx (Word, 127KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 11348 - Director Corporate Relations.pdf (PDF, 359KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Deborah Komesaroff
1300 347 437

Position Details

  • Strategic and proactive management of key issues
  • Inclusively engage with high-level stakeholders
  • Diverse and issues rich environment

About the branch

Managing an expanding and diverse estate covering more than 4 million hectares across the state, Parks Victoria is a statutory authority reporting to the Minister. With a commitment to protect and enhance park values, the organisation works in partnership with Traditional Owners, other government and non-government organisations and community groups.  

Parks Victoria's vision is to be a world-class park service ensuring healthy parks for healthy people. Parks Victoria has a clear role to play in connecting people and communities with parks.

About the role and your responsibilities:  

As part of its commitment to continue ensuring excellence in key issue management, government relations and the effective delivery of ministerial services, Parks Victoria seeks to appoint a talented and experienced Director Corporate Relations. This is a newly created position that reports to the CEO and will interface with high-level stakeholders across Government.

The Director Corporate Relations will provide advice and services that ensure Parks Victoria has in place a high performing ministerial communication liaison including proactive issues management. The position will also ensure that the organisation has access to expert advice and guidance to resolve existing and emerging issues of concern to Parks Victoria, the relevant Minister/ s and to the broader government agenda. A key element of the role will be to continue to build the capacity and culture of the organisation to anticipate or identify issues and best practice responses.

Equipped with extensive knowledge of the workings of Parliament, Parliamentary process and the public service in Victoria, the successful candidate will have recognised experience, capacity and success in identifying, planning and managing major issues within complex work programs as well as high level judgment in analytical problem solving and decision making. The appointee will possess exemplary engagement and stakeholder management skills, outstanding communication skills and a high level of attention to detail. Experience working in a government agency is required and an understanding of the issues facing land management agencies in Victoria is desirable.

To apply – please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE' using reference PKVdgr1019, addressing your cover letter and resume to Deborah Komesaroff, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

Application Closing date: Sunday 23 November 2019

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Parks Victoria requires all prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check prior to commencing employment.

At Parks Victoria, we recognise that diversity and inclusion are central to being a modern, high-performing sustainable organisation that can deliver our strategic vision to be a “world class parks service ensuring healthy parks for healthy people.”

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