Executive Director, Biodiversity

• Prominent executive level role

• Lead and drive Biodiversity policy and strategy

• EO2 Salary package up to $250k

Provide leadership, strategic direction and management within the group and across the full Biodiversity Portfolio including the Arthur Rylah Institute.
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/817642A
Closing Date: 27-Jun-2018
Salary Range: $206,539 - $330,582
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 817642 ED_Biodiversity_PD.docx (Word, 120KB)


Contact: Cameron Heaney
+61 3 8636 4017 or cheaney@whogroup.com

Position Details

The Department & Division

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is tasked with ensuring that Victoria has the right conditions to enable economic growth, while delivering liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities.

The Biodiversity Division consists of 200 professionals, developing efficient and practical regulations and programs, providing quality science information and decision-making support tools.

These services support the delivery of Victoria's policy settings for its native plants and animals and reflects their values as the building blocks of Victoria's natural environment and economy. 

The Role

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Energy Environment & Climate Change, this executive leadership role will shape and deliver on the strategic direction of the Division, supporting the Deputy Secretary in the overall operational management, strategic planning, policy development and service delivery activities.

The Executive Director plays a major role in building relationships across all levels within the department and across the portfolio and is responsible for ensuring excellence in delivering the Government's Biodiversity agenda.

The Candidate

You will be an experienced executive level leader with a track record of delivery for government in a highly complex and changing environment.

You will have outstanding communication skills, able to effectively convey complex scientific information to a wide variety of audiences and make strong, productive connections with key stakeholders.

Strong environmental based credentials and experience will also be essential, with a deep understanding and appreciation for how complex natural systems work.

This is an outstanding and rare opportunity for an accomplished environmental based leader with proven public sector experience to lead the delivery of the Victorian Biodiversity agenda.

For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Cameron Heaney at Who Group on 03 8636 4017.

To apply for this role, include a supporting statement demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria including your resume quoting reference number 3448.

Applications close at midnight Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Please note - all direct and 3rd party applications or enquiries will be forwarded directly to Who Group for consideration.


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