Director Conduct and Compliance

Are you an experienced leader with a background in regulatory investigations, compliance and administrative law? Do you thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment? Are you passionate about using your experience to ensure young Victorians have the best teachers? If so, you could lead the Conduct and Compliance Branch at the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) with an exciting mandate for change. The Director Conduct and Compliance 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 teachers. With knowledge of contemporary, risk-based regulatory practices, particularly in disciplinary investigations; compliance programs; and administrative law, the role will ensure VIT meets community expectations and provides for the safety and well-being of children and young people.
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Department: Victorian Institute of Teaching
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: VPS STS
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VIT/CC001
Closing Date: 25-Jan-2019
Salary Range: $161,508 - $219,653
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: VIT-CC-001 - Grade 7 - Director Conduct & Compliance.docx (Word, 141KB)
Job Specification

VIT-CC-001 - Grade 7 - Director Conduct & Compliance.docx (Word, 142KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Jillian Houston

Position Details

About the role

Salary range: $154,258-$209,792 plus 9.5% super

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

  • develop strategic frameworks and lead the delivery of risk-based regulatory functions, in line with VIT's vision, purpose, regulatory approach and strategic plan 
  • model the Victorian public sector values, VIT behaviours, inclusive change management processes, and foster a strong and positive workplace and performance culture 
  • demonstrate strategic management skills and provide professional leadership to the Conduct and Compliance Branch  
  • contribute to the strategic and operational objectives of VIT at an executive level 
  • develop, promote and lead the implementation of strategic risk management processes associated with VIT's functions 
  • communicate specialist concepts at the highest levels within VIT, across the Victorian Government and on a national platform 
  • use data and feedback to evaluate, analyse and report on Conduct and Compliance Branch activity and work collaboratively to solve problems and improve performance 
  • provide authoritative, specialist and expert advice to the Executive team, CEO and Council that takes into account VIT's strategic objectives, community expectations and the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
  • inform and consult with a wide range of senior stakeholders in relation to matters arising from the performance of VIT's regulatory functions 
  • influence the development of policy, particularly as it relates to the discharge of VIT's regulatory responsibilities
  • contribute to the development of VIT business systems.

About you

As an experienced senior leader, you will have sound and practical knowledge of current risk-based regulatory practices, particularly as they relate to investigations, education and compliance, administrative law and the conduct of disciplinary proceedings. You will have experience working with a multidisciplinary team of technical specialists, including investigators, compliance officers and lawyers, and ideally a passion for child safety and experience working with the education sector.

You will have strong strategic management, influencing and negotiation skills combined with a highly organised approach and a proven track record in delivering quality outcomes which are in line with strategic plans and organisational objectives. You will be a resilient and flexible leader who employs inclusive management practices and is capable of driving a strong culture of performance in a complex and high-pressure regulatory environment. In addition to this, as the successful candidate, you will desirably have a tertiary qualification in law, and must have senior management experience in at least two of the following areas:

  • investigations;
  • education and compliance; and/or
  • disciplinary/administrative law.

About us

VIT offers a supportive, inclusive working environment, plus an attractive remuneration package and flexible work options.

Our team of diverse, high performing individuals are talented, supportive and inclusive. Every role within VIT provides for the safety and wellbeing of children; our work enables quality teaching and the best educational outcomes for young Victorians.

VIT promotes and encourages the VPS Employee's Code of Conduct. 

We pride ourselves on allowing our staff to grow to their full potential, offering new professional challenges and providing career growth opportunities.

Please see attached position description for more information and on how to apply.

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