Executive Director, People & Innovation - GOTAFE

Job Title: Executive Director, People & Innovation - GOTAFE
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Victoria
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-04-04
Reference: JO-1903-94019
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 05, 2019 11:30

Job Description

  • Be part of GOTAFE’s transformation
  • Rare opportunity to be part of a new executive team
  • Flexible working arrangements across multiple campuses


Located across multiple sites in picturesque and evolving regional Victoria, GOTAFE, a tertiary education provider, has been an intrinsic part of their local communities, delivering quality skills and training and championing equity for more than 20 years.

GOTAFE are resolutely committed to ensuring the needs of their students and industries are at the heart of all they do so while the world changes, GOTAFE is also transitioning so that they can be at the frontline of this change. In doing this, GOTAFE have the opportunity to shape the future of the delivery of tertiary education and to impact lasting change. This change will also see GOTAFE transition into a contemporary, cutting-edge and innovative organisation.

Be part of something great – now is an exciting time to join GOTAFE and contribute to this change!

The role

Reporting to the CEO, the role of the Executive Director, People and Innovation (ED P&I) is critical to the future of GOTAFE by ensuring that GOTAFE remains an employer of choice; by cultivating a culture of innovation and by enhancing organisation performance. The ED P&I will develop a people and innovation division that is collaborative and a genuine business partner for the organisation. Furthermore, the ED P&I will design and implement a future-focused workforce strategy, a professional development framework and a performance management framework that are able to evolve and respond to emerging trends and future demands. Concurrently, the ED P&I will promote and foster an organisation culture of evidence-based, data-driven innovation, enhanced compliance and a student centred practice that will see a significant change into the future for GOTAFE.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, GOTAFE are pursuing a strategic, future focused executive P&C / HR leader who has a demonstrated background in developing P&C strategies and frameworks, enhancing organisation performance and developing and inspiring a culture of innovation with a focus on emerging trends. GOTAFE are flexible with sector experience but are seeking someone with strong community values and a passion for life-long learning and regional communities. Furthermore, highly developed stakeholder engagement skills and a demonstrated capacity to support and inspire staff through a period of transformation will be key.

This is a unique opportunity to help shape the new GOTAFE in an innovative responsive manner.

For further information please go to to download position descriptions, hear from the CEO and also apply. For a confidential conversation, please contact Melanie Pecanek on 03 9929 9587 or Jarrod McLauchlan on 03 9929 9515.