Director, Teacher Engagement and Registration

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) is an independent statutory authority, whose primary function is to regulate members of the teaching profession.

About us

The VIT’s vision is to ensure that Victorian learners have the best teachers. All our work focusses on raising the quality of teaching, and providing for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

We are committed to building an inclusive workforce where the full potential of all employees is reached and our differences are embraced. The VIT supports and enables employees to work safely in a discrimination-free environment and enjoy equal opportunities.

By joining the team at VIT, you will work within a friendly, high-performance culture with a focus on people and their development.

Benefits include

  • flexible working arrangements
  • consultative leadership team who cares about staff, and actively supports career and professional development
  • positive and active social culture
  • access to a wide variety of leave options and salary packaging arrangements
  • strong commitment to equity, including through a comprehensive Gender Equity Action plan
  • mental health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • ’A grade’ office building with 4.5-star energy rating and modern end-of-trip facilities - only minutes from Southern Cross station.

Be part of a workforce who share VIT’s vision and are committed to contributing to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Job Details
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Department: Victorian Institute of Teaching
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: VIT7.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/TER-6001
Closing Date: 04-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $171,091 - $191,622
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VIT-TER-6001- Grade 7 Director Teacher Engagement and Registration.pdf (PDF, 103KB)
Job Specification

Recruitment process information.pdf (PDF, 49KB)

Contact: Jaclyn Spencer, Director TER or (03) 8601 6165

Position Details

Salary range $171,091 - $191,622 plus statutory super

Are you a strong people leader who is committed to continuous improvement? Do you have expert knowledge and commitment to operational leadership and building efficient and effective processes? Does analysing data and risks to solve problems excite you? 

If you fit this profile, then you could join the dynamic Teacher Engagement and Registration team at the Victorian Institute of Teaching with an exciting and challenging mandate for continual improvement. The Director Teacher Engagement and Registration role offers an outstanding career opportunity for a professional who is passionate about using their expertise and leadership to support VIT in its regulation of the Victorian teaching profession. 

With expert knowledge and practice, strong professional affiliations, and an ability to build and maintain a high-performance branch, the role will ensure VIT is well placed to deliver high quality regulatory services and contribute to a high standard of professional teachers for Victorian schools. 

Be part of a forward-thinking, risk-based regulator where ideas and opinions are valued. 

About the role

This role will require you to: 

  • Develop policy, strategic frameworks and Branch plans to lead the delivery of VIT's risk-based registration and teacher engagement functions.
  • Foster and maintain a strong and positive workplace and performance culture, high levels of staff engagement and capability, and inclusive change management processes.
  • Use data and feedback to evaluate, analyse, drive and report on activity within the Teacher Engagement and Registration Branch and work collaboratively to solve problems and improve performance.
  • Provide authoritative, specialist advice and reports to the Executive team, Chief Executive Officer, VIT Council and Committees that takes into account VIT's strategic objectives, community expectations, and the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • Influence the development of, and consultation about, policy across VIT - particularly in relation to teacher and early childhood teacher registration.
  • Contribute to the strategic and operational objectives of VIT at an executive level, including the development of VIT business systems. Model the Victorian public sector values, VIT behaviours, inclusive change management processes and foster a strong and positive workplace culture within the Teacher Engagement and Registration Team and across VIT. 

About you

As an experienced operational and strategic leader, you will have sound and practical knowledge of current process for managing registration / licencing or similar processes. You will have experience working with policy and stakeholders, and ideally a passion for child safety and experience working with the education sector. 

You will have strong people management experience, combined with a highly organised approach and a proven track record in achieving positive outcomes. In addition to this, you will have experience working in a regulatory or similar environment and expertise in delivering high quality services, managing and improving performance, and using data inform progress and decision making. 

How to apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (no more than 2 pages) addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the attached position description. 

To discuss this role further, please contact Jaclyn Spencer, Director,  Executive Branch on 03 8601 6165  or by email at  

Recruitment and selection process

Our recruitment and selection process is based on the public sector employment principles and will include the following overarching principles 

  • our decisions will be based on merit - we will assess each applicant's skills, knowledge, attributes and qualifications objectively against the key selection criteria
  • we will be fair, reasonable and equitable - we will provide equal employment opportunities
  • we will be objective
  • we will comply with our privacy obligations during the recruitment and selection process. 

During the recruitment and selection process, shortlisted applicants may be asked to submit to various assessment tools and pre-employment screenings. This may include consent to conduct a nationally coordinated criminal history check. 

The VIT is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and stakeholders. We require all employees to comply with VIT's vaccination policy. 

Applications close: 4 October 2023

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