Director Regulation

The Commission for Children and Young People (the Commission) is an independent statutory body that promotes improvement in policies and practices affecting the safety and wellbeing of Victorian children and young people. It has a particular focus on vulnerable children and young people.
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Department: Commission for Children and Young People
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Regulatory, Governance and Compliance
Classification: EO3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/CCYP479184
Closing Date: 23-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $178,500 - $231,439
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: Job Description - Director, Regulation - August 2017.docx (Word, 105KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Liana Buchanan (Principal Commissioner)
Please contact Sarah Yates (EA) on 8601 5886

Position Details

Make a difference to the lives of children and young people

  • New executive leadership opportunity
  • Opportunity to shape and drive strategy
  • Strong leadership team
  • Growing organisation.

The role

In line with the 2013 ‘Betrayal of Trust' Inquiry report by the Family and Community Development Committee of the Victorian Parliament, the Victorian Government the Victorian Government has introduced two schemes to prevent child abuse in organisations and improve responses to allegations of abuse. The Child Safe Standards and the Reportable Conduct Scheme began on January 2017 and 1 July 2017 respectively.

The Director Regulation will be responsible for:

  • completing the operational design, establishment and implementation of the Commission's new functions
  • leading operational delivery of the new compliance, enforcement and capacity building functions of the Child Safe Standards and reportable conduct schemes. 

As a member of the Executive Group, the Director Regulation will contribute to the Commission's strategic direction, oversight and leadership.

Who are we looking for?

You will have significant knowledge of the Victorian public sector and have substantial experience working in a regulatory environment. You will also have exceptional personal qualities including integrity, resilience and team work.

You will possess outstanding leadership and people skills with demonstrated ability to lead innovative strategic planning and program development that enables an organisation to meet its objectives. You will have the ability to self-manage, be creative and innovative and possess exceptional stakeholder management skills.

Apply Now

Applications should be submitted online via the ‘Apply Now' button.  To be considered for this role, you must include:

  • full resume
  • cover letter outlining how you meet the key selection criteria.

Applications close Wednesday 23 August 2017.

If you experience any problems applying online, please contact the Senior HR Adviser on 8601 5244 or email your enquiry to

The Commission in our Aboriginal Inclusion Action Plan has a target for Aboriginal employment. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role.

The Commission offers reasonable adjustments for applicants with disabilities.

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