Senior Advisor, Governance and Assurance

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and recognises that children’s rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

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Department: Department of Justice and Community Safety
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DJ1988
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $98,396 - $119,052
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: CSBA - HR - Position Description - Senior Advisor, Governance & Assurance - DJ1998 - VPS5 - 13012020.docx (Word, 763KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Laura Walsh on (03) 8684 8025

Position Details

About us

The Community Safety Building Authority (CSBA) within the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) has been established to design, procure, build and upgrade the infrastructure needed to keep communities safe.

CSBA provides end-to-end project management and delivery of Victoria's new prisons, youth justice centres, court and custody facilities, emergency services facilities and public safety features such as pedestrian walkway bollards and CCTV networks. As well as delivering new infrastructure CSBA modernises, expands and upgrades existing facilities.

CSBA is resourced with a highly skilled workforce that supports the development, procurement and delivery oversight of major projects. The team within CSBA includes specialists in community safety infrastructure, project management and design.

CSBA has three business units - the Office of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Major Projects and Program Delivery.

About the role

Reporting to the Director, Governance and Assurance, the Senior Advisor, Governance and Assurance will provide secretariat support for the newly established Board, as well as high level strategic and governance advice across CSBA to assist the delivery of its capital works program. In this role, you will:

  • provide high level secretariat and governance advice and support to the CSBA Advisory Board, including leading and coordinating the development of Board and Committee agendas, submission of quality papers and maintenance of records
  • undertake complex research, analyse complex policy development and delivery issues and risks including the identification and resolution of emerging issues, risks and trends impacting on the achievement of key government and departmental objectives
  • manage relationships with key stakeholders, identify emerging issues with stakeholders to create shared solutions and lead internal and external stakeholder engagement to ensure the secretariat function is effective.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will have:

  • demonstrated experience in the provision of secretariat services in a public service environment
  • demonstrated ability to analyse complex policy and program issues and provide accurate and strategic advice
  • sound understanding of project management and associated tools.

Relevant qualifications or equivalent experience within a governance environment would be desirable.

How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

Please note: When submitting your application online, there will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond.

Previous applicants for the position titled Manager, CSBA Advisory Board and Senior Advisor Governance and Assurance need not apply

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