Executive Director Road Safety Victoria - Department of Transport

Job Title: Executive Director Road Safety Victoria - Department of Transport
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne C B D
Salary: $214883 - $343938 per annum
Start Date: 2019-09-28
Reference: JO-1909-97651
Contact Name: Olivia O’Shea
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 30, 2019 08:18

Job Description

  • Develop strategy to aid the reduction of Victoria’s road toll
  • Maintain key stakeholder relationships
  • EO 2 salary band: $214,883-$343,938 TRP
About the Department of Transport
The Department of Transport (DoT) brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. DoT’s job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability.
DoT are focused on outcomes that deliver more choice, connections and confidence in Victoria’s travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes. (Find out more here:

About the Role
The Executive Director, Road Safety Victoria will be an integral part of the Network Planning leadership team and will report to (and provide high-level authoritative advice to) the Deputy Secretary, Network Planning & Office of Head of Road Safety.

The Executive Director Road Safety Victoria, is a critical leadership role, responsible for supporting Government to develop the next road safety strategy and coordinating key stakeholder partnerships (including Victoria Police, the Transport Accident Commission, VicRoads, the Department of Transport, the Department of Justice and Regulation and the Department of Health and Human Services) to ensure road safety is a priority and that Victoria’s road toll is significantly reduced.

Furthermore, the Executive Director will provide outstanding people leadership to their newly combined team to ensure they are delivering on their accountabilities and working in collaboration across the whole of the department.  

About You
DoT are seeking an executive leader who has experience working within the public sector and who has an interest in injury prevention and / or delivering social outcomes to their community. You will have extensive experience providing authoritative and concise advice to senior stakeholders coupled with strong influencing and negotiation skills. A strategic and tactical mind-set will also be key to ensuring you get buy-in from the various stakeholder groups. A proven record of strategy development, policy and planning in a large complex organisation is highly desirable. Furthermore you will be a respected leader who has experience developing and motivating teams to high performance.

To Apply
To apply for this role, please email your resume to, quoting reference number JO-1909-97651 in the subject line of your email. For a copy of the PD, please email Paris Plompen at For a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589 or or Melanie Pecanek on (03) 9929 9587.

Please note
DoT is committed to building a culture where they say 'yes' to flexible work arrangements, provide personal and professional development programs and support ways of working that help employees balance work and life. The department is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, including veterans, people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, have a disability, are from varied cultural backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTI. The department provides workplace adjustments for applicants with disabilities.