Director, Justice Assurance and Review Office

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Department: Department of Justice and Regulation
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: EO3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/JEP141SEP
Closing Date: 19-Sep-2018
Salary Range: $178,500 - $231,439
Job Duration: for up to five years
Attachments: Position Description - JEP141 - Director, Justice Assurance and Review Office.doc (Word, 867KB)

Contact: Bree Bolst on (03) 8684 0187

Position Details

  • Key leadership position in a dynamic environment
  • Provide strategic advice to senior executives
  • Victorian government Executive Officer (EO3) position

About us

The Justice Assurance and Review Office (JARO) is a business unit in the Regulation division at the Department of Justice and Regulation (the department). JARO operates as an internal review and assurance function to advise the department's Secretary on the performance of the youth justice and correctional systems; and supports the Community Safety Trustee to provide independent advice to government on the delivery of the Community Safety Statement.

JARO exists separately and independently from the department's Youth Justice division and Corrections Victoria, and acts as an additional line of defence against emerging and enduring risk within both systems.

About the role

A unique executive officer position has arisen for a dynamic, energetic leader interested in being part of the department's executive team.

As the Director, JARO you will report to the Deputy Secretary, Regulation and provide the Secretary with current, objective information on areas of risk and the effectiveness of existing controls across the youth justice and corrections systems.

The Director, JARO is responsible for leading a team of 30 staff, with a focus on timely and concise output, strategically focused reviews to support continuous improvement in the youth justice and corrections systems. Operating within a dynamic setting, this role requires knowledge of the criminal justice system, ability to assess complex information and the capacity to exercise sound judgement, identify risk and take action.

In this role you will work across key areas of the criminal justice system. Your exceptional interpersonal skills will enable you to make impactful relationships with key stakeholders.

About you

As our ideal candidate, you will be an authentic people leader who will establish and promote a culture which encourages initiative, innovation and emphasises the value of continuous improvement. You will also be collaborative and inclusive with an ability to think and act strategically, whilst managing operational demands.

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: you are not required to address the Key Selection Criteria listed within the position description.

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