Director, Visitor Economy, Sport and the Commonwealth Games

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Department: Department of Premier & Cabinet
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Policy
Classification: SES1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1649861
Closing Date: 14-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $207,116 - $267,445
Job Duration: Up to 5 years
Attachments: Position Description - Director, Visitor Economy, Sport and the Commonwealth Games - EPSP - EDIB - SES1 - July 2022 .docx (Word, 199KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tim Lenders, Principal Policy Adviser
0447 966 676

Position Details

A fantastic opportunity exists for a highly experienced and motivated professional to join the Economic Development and International Branch (EDIB) within the Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC) as the Director, Visitor Economy, Sport and the Commonwealth Games.  

EDIB provides advice to the Premier and Cabinet on a range of international engagement, economic development, jobs and employment, investment attraction, innovation, small business, regional development, tourism and major events, sport and recreation and creative industries issues.

As the Director, Visitor Economy, Sport and the Commonwealth Games you will provide policy advice to DPC's senior executive and the Premier and Cabinet on a broad range of creative industries, tourism and events and sport policy issues, including supporting DPC's contribution to the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

You will develop and maintain highly effective working relationships with relevant government and non-government agencies and represent the department on intergovernmental and inter-agency committees, multi-disciplinary teams and task forces to deliver timely and high-quality outcomes for Victoria.

The Director is a key member of the branch leadership team, actively contributing to a positive workplace culture and working closely with relevant executives in other departments and agencies.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Proven high level interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to influence and negotiate effectively at all levels and a proven capacity to develop effective relationships with a range of government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience and track record in providing authoritative, high quality and timely policy advice in a sensitive and complex environment.
  • Proven capacity to plan and manage a range of complex projects, including those of a whole of government nature.
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the department's views on intergovernmental and inter-departmental committees and negotiate high-quality outcomes for DPC and Victoria.
  • Excellent people leadership skills and track record in leading high performing, productive and engaged teams.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply

Apply before the advertised closing date. All applications should include:

  • a resume; and
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Other relevant information

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OH&S Act). Therefore, there is a requirement that all DPC employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes (unless an exception applies).

To meet its obligations under the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions and the OH&S Act, the department will request vaccination information or evidence of an exemption in the pre-employment stage. Inability to provide this may impact your subsequent employment to the department.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

DPC actively promotes diversity, inclusion and an equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities. All roles at DPC can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

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