Chief Operating Officer

The Victorian Fisheries Authority has been established to facilitate the effective management of Victoria’s fisheries resources. The Authority has around 160 employees located in the Melbourne CBD, metropolitan Melbourne and across regional Victoria.
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Department: Victorian Fisheries Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPS STS
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/COOVFA
Closing Date: 22-Oct-2017
Salary Range: $153,694 - $209,027
Job Duration: n/a
Attachments: VFA PD COO .doc (Word, 576KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Dallas D’Silva, Acting Chief Executive Officer
0407 439 992

Position Details

Chief Operating Officer

  • Shape and influence delivery of corporate services
  • Ongoing – Full-time
  • CBD Location


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, you will be responsible for all non-financial corporate services functions for the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA).

The role is critical in supporting the CEO and VFA Board in delivering efficient and effective corporate services to the Authority, while also ensuring the organisation has the proper systems and controls in place to deliver a strong governance and compliance framework.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Provide high level strategic advice to the CEO, VFA Board and VFA executive team on corporate governance and corporate services matters.
  • Support the operations and functions of the VFA Board and associated committees.
  • Provide expert advice, strategic direction and lead delivery of corporate services including strategic and business planning.
  • Lead change management and the implementation of automated internal control mechanisms.
  • Ensure management practices, policies and business processes are established and maintained.
  • Develop, maintain and enhance key professional relationships providing advanced expertise to ensure VFA's strategic and operational objectives are met.


To be successful you will have:

  • Significant high level experience working at a senior level with a comprehensive understanding of corporate governance principles and practices, preferably within a public sector environment.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including the demonstrated capacity to set strategic direction, drive accountability and create resilience in self and others.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing programs, policies, guidelines and interventions that are consistent with business objectives and organisational values.
  • Proven experience developing and leading a high performing team in the delivery of corporate services and creating a positive workplace culture.
  • Highly developed stakeholder management and business acumen.
  • Excellent communication and strong problem solving, conceptual and analytical skills.


How to Apply:
Please click the Apply button at the bottom of this advertisement.  Applications should include a resume and covering letter.

Applicants should view the full position description attached to this advertisement before applying. 

Enquiries about this position should be directed to Dallas D'Silva, Acting CEO on 0407 439 992.

Applications close midnight on Sunday 22 October 2017.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a National Police Records Check prior to commencing employment with the Department.


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