Executive Director, Partnerships & Sector Performance - DELWP

Job Title: Executive Director, Partnerships & Sector Performance - DELWP
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-02-10
Reference: JO-1901-93165
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 11, 2019 10:46

Job Description

  • Leadership role working with the water and catchment management sectors across Victoria
  • Organisation renowned for a great workplace culture
  • Executive Officer (EO2) Salary Package
The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) is tasked with ensuring that Victoria has the right conditions to enable economic growth, while delivering liveable, inclusive and sustainable communities. Bringing together planning, local government and infrastructure, environment, climate change, energy and water functions, the organisation ensures an integrated approach to the development of long-term State and regional strategies that build on social, environmental and economic opportunities to provide for future population growth and change. An organisation renowned for its confident leadership and positive culture, they invest heavily in their people and are proud of the diversity of their workforce.
Part of the Water and Catchments portfolio within the Department, this role will report to the Deputy Secretary and is a critical part of the portfolio leadership team. Taking accountability for leading a high performing team, you will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships within Victoria’s Water and Catchment sectors to develop and implement policies and programs.  As a passionate, innovative and highly engaging leader, you will provide your team with guidance, direction and support to ensure efficient and effective performance of group’s policy, program and statutory functions. As a key member of the Department’s senior leadership team this role will see you develop strong relationships internally and with other government agencies and key stakeholders to drive development of practical governance, statewide water planning, intergovernmental & international water policies, strategies, programs and initiatives.
To be successful, you will ideally have an understanding of the economic, social and environmental drivers for the State’s water and catchment management sectors.   You will be an experienced passionate and enthusiastic leader from within a customer and community focused organisation.  Your strong communication skills and your ability to work strategically across the Department and the Victorian Public Sector together with your understanding of governance, compliance and strategic risks will ensure your success. You are the type of person who is not afraid to challenge the status quo and develop new and innovative initiatives to ensure your team is delivering service excellence and high level outcomes to the Victorian community.
If you are looking for a significant leadership role within the Victorian Public Service and are wanting to have a lasting impact for the community, look no further. Join an organisation that is renowned for having great flexibility and a workplace culture that is second to none.
To learn more about these opportunities (including receiving a Position Description) please get in touch with Natasha Diamond on (03) 9929 9556 or Jarrod McLauchlan on (03) 9929 9515 from Davidson Executive & Boards. To apply, please visit