Assistant Deputy Secretary, Strategic Implementation

The Regional Services Group (RSG) is the face of the Department across Victoria. Successful outcomes for children and young people are at the centre of everything we do. There are Regional and Area teams in locations throughout the state. The Area teams lead our place-based approach to service delivery and are responsible for managing this delivery through our schools and early childhood providers in local communities right across Victoria. Reporting to the Deputy Secretary Regional Services Group, this position has been established to provide high-level authoritative advice to the Deputy Secretary in relation to effective implementation design, system-wide performance improvement and operational support enhancements
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Department: Department of Education and Training
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DET/RSG/27859A
Closing Date: 03-Apr-2017
Salary Range: $202,489 - $324,100
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: Assistant Deputy Secretary - Strategic Implementation.docx (Word, 358KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Tom Mutch
(03) 9691 1333

Position Details

The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) brings together a range of services for Victorian children, young people and adults. These services cover early childhood development (birth - 8 years), school education (5 - 18 years) and higher education / skills (15 years and over).

Sitting within the DET is the Regional Services Group (RSG), which provides an interface between regions and the Department's central office, ensuring that policy intent and outcomes are delivered on-the-ground. The Group supports regional partnerships, regional early childhood services, schools and other education providers to deliver high quality services and outcomes.

RSG is currently seeking to appoint an Assistant Deputy Secretary to lead the coordination and integration of planning, monitoring and evaluation of service delivery across early childhood, schools and skills.

Reporting directly to the Deputy Secretary RSG, you will be a member of a highly effective, dynamic and committed team of 8 executives that form the RSG Executive team. You will provide high-level authoritative advice to the Deputy Secretary in relation to effective implementation design, system-wide performance improvement and operational support enhancements. You will also provide strategic oversight of sector level innovation and engagement to improve performance of the system.

Candidates will need to demonstrate extensive leadership experience in an organisation delivering services in a complex environment with diverse stakeholders. You will have a strong background in public sector policy and project management, excellent strategic change management capabilities and significant experience in leading the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of system-wide reform.

You will have business acumen and a proven track record of aligning organisational strategy, budget and business planning with overall policy and delivery priorities. You will also have high level interpersonal and networking skills and the capacity to represent the Department and State in a range of national and international forums.

NOTE: For a confidential discussion, call Tom Mutch at Derwent Executive on (03) 9691 1333. For more information (including detailed position description) or to apply, please visit reference 22063.

HOW TO APPLY:  Via reference 22063.  Please upload BOTH a current Curriculum Vitae (Word format recommended) and your Cover Letter specifically addressing the Key Selection Criteria (maximum of 2 pages).

CLOSING DATE: 12.00 noon on Monday 3rd April 2017.

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