Assistant Director, Elections (Administration)

• Melbourne CBD location
• VPS Grade 6.1 - $115,136 - $134,607 plus superannuation (effective from 1 January 2018)
• Ongoing role

About the VEC

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community.

The VEC's vision is for all Victorians actively participating in their democracy. Apply now to make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process.

Job Details
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Department: Victorian Electoral Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Other
Classification: VPSG6.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/196
Closing Date: 07-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $113,156 - $132,292
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Disclosure of Political Activities Factsheet.pdf (PDF, 213KB)


Disclosure of Political Activities Form.docx (Word, 40KB)


Assistant Director, Elections (Administration) - Position Description.pdf (PDF, 250KB)


Read Before Applying - Important Information - assistant directors.pdf (PDF, 163KB)


Contact: Glenda Frazer, Director Elections
Glenda.Frazer@vec.vic.gov.au or 8620 1100

Position Details

About the Role

The VEC is looking for an accomplished leader to join the Elections branch at the Assistant Director level, this newly created role will lead the Election Administration team of approximately 13 employees to ensure the effective administration and delivery of elections. Reporting to the Director Elections, this key position will oversee the Election Administration team's day-to-day activity and take a lead role in setting the team's strategic direction.

The successful applicant

We are looking for an experienced leader with demonstrated capability in building, motivating and developing effective teams. You are a proven strategic thinker with experience in operational business planning, budget development and management, and risk management for major project delivery. You possess excellent communication, negotiation, influencing and strategic stakeholder management skills. Operational experience and knowledge of interpreting legislation will help you succeed in this role.

About the Team

The Election Administration team is split into three core areas:

Election Procedures
• the development and maintenance of election procedures and manuals for election staff
• establishing and monitoring election integrity measures

Election Staff Capability
• the recruitment, training and support of the VEC's election staff

Contract Management
• the engagement and delivery of local government and fee-for-service clients
• contributing to the development of electoral regulation.

About the VEC

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community.

If you are an experienced leader who wants to make a meaningful contribution to the VEC's vision for all Victorians actively participating in their democracy, apply now!

How to apply

Applications should be lodged online via the Apply Now button (below).

Applicants must submit the following, or your application cannot be considered:
• a current CV and
• document addressing the Key Selection Criteria contained in the position description. A copy of the position description can be found in the Job Details section above. Please visit this link for tips on how to prepare your responses to the Key Selection Criteria.

The VEC has extended the advertising period for this role and applications will now close on 7 January 2018.

Please note the VEC is closed from 25 December 2017 to 1 January 2018 (inclusive).


 The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*.

* In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Please read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.


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