Director Governance, Risk and Priority Projects

Wage Inspectorate Victoria (the Inspectorate) is an independent statutory authority and Victorian Government regulator that advises on and enforces Victorian industrial relations laws to protect workers and improve our state's workplaces. The Inspectorate enforces laws covering wage theft, child employment, long service leave and independent contractors in the transport and forestry sectors. This is an exciting opportunity to join highly engaged and collaborative regulator and drive the team to success!
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Department: Wage Inspectorate Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - flexible
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: SES1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/WIV/OOC/1693311
Closing Date: 01-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $207,116 - $267,445
Job Duration: 5 years
Attachments: TC Candidate Information Pack.pdf (PDF, 672KB)
Job Specification

Director Governance, Risk and Priority Projects SES1.docx (Word, 183KB)
Key Selection Criteria

Contact: People and Culture Team

Position Details

About the role:

The Director-Governance, Risk and Priority Projects champions inspectorate-wide continuous improvement ensuring optimal organisational performance across a range of day-to-day and strategic enabling operations including but not limited to risk management, financial management, technology, procurement, compliance, internal and external reporting, business intelligence, people management, project management, policy, and innovation.

The Director Governance, Risk and Priority Projects oversees the Inspectorate's corporate enabling, and project operations and assists and supports the Commissioner to set and achieve the Inspectorate's strategic and medium-term outcomes and objectives. The position reports to the Commissioner and is a leading member of the Inspectorate's Executive team. An important steward of organisational culture and climate, the Director also manages the day-to-day relationship with the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet and other relevant federal and state government and non-government organisations in a number of Priority Projects and corporate and enabling initiatives. The Director provides strong and clear leadership internally to the Inspectorate and its people and acts as a role model for the Victorian Government Code of Conduct and Victorian Public Service Values. 


About you: 

Strong leadership credentials, integrity, judgement, and adaptability are paramount to the role. Interested candidates should have a proven experience in strategic regulatory and corporate administration and a demonstrated ability to manage sensitive issues under significant pressure and timelines, often autonomously and through periods of ambiguity. Demonstrated sound judgement, intellectual rigor, and first-class communication interpersonal and relationship management skills essential.


How to apply:

To be considered for this position applicants must submit:

  • a resume
  • a cover letter which addresses the key selection criteria (within three pages).

Applications close midnight February 1st 2023.


Other relevant information:

Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Pre-employment Declaration and Consent form. Employment of successful candidates will be subject to a National Police Check.

The Wage Inspectorate actively promotes diversity, inclusion & equal opportunity workplace. We welcome applicants from all diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples & people with disabilities. All roles at The Wage Inspectorate can be worked flexibly, however it may differ from role to role.

The Wage Inspectorate is committed to providing & maintaining a working environment which is safe & without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the agencies obligations under the Occupational Health & Safety Act 2004 (Vic). Therefore, there is a requirement that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to undertake duties outside of their homes. Prior to commencement of employment with the Wage Inspectorate you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. 

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate or ATAGI exemption certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account)

Other documentation outside the above will not be accepted as evidence of having received your COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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