Senior Manager, Strategy & Governance, Victorian Government Solicitors Office

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Job Details
Department: Victorian Government Solicitor's Office
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Strategic Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VGSO751
Closing Date: 18-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Senior Manager, Strategy and Governance, CS.docx (Word, 87KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Senior P&C Business Partner

Position Details

  • Newly created role to assist the Chief Operating Officer (COO)
  • Collegiate, energetic and professional culture 
  • Hybrid working from home/office environment
  • Ongoing | Full-time
  • VPS 6 $130,673 - $174,869 plus superannuation

About the VGSO

The Victorian Government Solicitor's Office (VGSO) serves the rule of law exclusively for the State.

The VGSO provides responsive legal services exclusively for the Victorian Government and public sector. Our place within government ensures we are at the centre of legal change, reform and problem-solving. We operate as a service-driven legal professional practice and strive for excellence in this competitive environment. In all aspects of our operations, we aim to role model and live by our values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Insight, Collaboration and Excellence.

About the branch

The Corporate Services branch provides critical strategic and operational support services to ensure the continual success and advancement of the VGSO. Balancing an appreciation of the complexities and nuances of the public sector, along with the requirements of operating in a competitive legal services environment, the Corporate Services function delivers proactive, effective and efficient services to VGSO's internal and external clients. Functions within Corporate Services include; Finance, Business Development and Marketing, Information, Communication and Technology (ICT), Strategic and Business Planning, Business Support and Administration.

About the role

The Senior Manager, Strategy and Governance will serve as a trusted adviser and confidant to the COO and will help by driving key strategy, planning and performance decisions for Corporate Services. The role will also be responsible for managing relationships with the executive team and key internal staff and stakeholders..

the Senior Manager, Strategy and Governance position will take a whole of organisation approach ensuring information and activity flow is effective and the COO is supported to lead a complex work program. The role will be pivotal in giving the COO invaluable context on a range of strategic issues across Corporate Services and the VGSO

Responsibilities would include:

  • Identify opportunities for organisational improvement and drive change management initiatives to foster a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to gather input, build consensus, and drive strategic initiatives forward.

 Skills and experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a related or aligned discipline.
  • Proven senior leadership experience in strategic planning, innovation, organisational development, or management consulting.
  • A strong team player with high political acumen, emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and sound judgement.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to effectively engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate complex data into actionable insights


VGSO offers an inclusive, collegiate and collaborative work environment where you will be well-supported and mentored to develop your knowledge. You will also be given excellent career opportunities to progress and develop within the organisation.

VGSO embraces flexibility and welcomes a conversation to help you achieve work-life balance. We currently work in a hybrid environment with employees enjoying a balance of working from home and in the office.

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, apply now!

Applications must include a cover letter and resume. Please note it is not a requirement to respond to the Key Selection Criteria separately but applicants should outline their relevant experience in their cover letter.

To find out more about this role, please view the position description attached. Alternatively, you can contact the VGSO Talent Acquisition team via .

Applications close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Preferred candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment misconduct screening and criminal record checks.

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