Director, Legislation

• Key senior leadership position

• Contribute to the achievement of strategies for State economic growth and liveability

• Drive a high-performance culture and service excellence

• Open to flexible working arrangements
Job Details
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Department: Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/921011
Closing Date: 01-Jul-2018
Salary Range: $178,500 - $231,439
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 921011_Director, Legislation_PD.docx (Word, 112KB)

Contact: Angela Clelland
+61 3 9948 2139

Position Details

About the Department

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. DELWP brings together planning, local government and infrastructure, environment, climate change, energy and water functions, to ensure an integrated approach to the development of long-term State and regional strategies that build on social, environmental and economic opportunities to provide for future population growth and change.

About the role

The position of Director, Legislation is one of three Directors reporting directly to the General Counsel and Is a member of the Legal Services Division Leadership Team.  The role will lead a high performing legal team to drive the delivery of the legislation program for DELWP portfolio, and provide expert advice on legislation, legal policy and related issues to enable high quality outcomes aligned to DELWP and Government priorities and policies.

As Director, Legislation, you will be responsible for fostering a collaborative and supportive culture based on service excellence, partnership and strong technical competency in managing large and diverse legislative programs and providing advice in the areas of administrative law, statutory interpretation and specific areas of law relevant to the DELWP portfolio. You will provide strategic leadership across the department working collaboratively with policy divisions to ensure delivery of a high quality legislation program for the portfolio, providing legal advice on legislative matters of high complexity and sensitivity, demonstrating judgement and service excellence.

Skills + Experience

The successful candidate will be an experienced Australian qualified lawyer who has strong leadership and management capability, together with the ability to drive change and work closely with people at all levels to achieve it. A track record in leading and driving the provision of high quality legal advice and strategic delivery of legislation programs and related projects, preferably in government, will be well regarded. In addition, you will have a strong understanding of the operation of government, principles of good public administration, public policy legislative and parliamentary processes, legal and regulatory frameworks and judicial review.

Key attributes will include a strong commitment to service excellence; a collaborative approach and ability to engage effectively at all levels; an ability to build confidence and leverage your networks:  strategic thinking and a strong conceptual capability; sound judgement; initiative; a high level of drive and resilience; and flexibility and adaptability.

Candidates seeking a flexible working arrangement are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please email your application to For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Angela Clelland, Partner at Omera Partners on +61 3 9948 2139 prior to forwarding your application. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to Omera Partners.

Applications close at midnight Sunday, on 1 July 2018.

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