Executive Director, Local Government Victoria

Job Title: Executive Director, Local Government Victoria
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2009-101519_1600930848
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 24, 2020 17:00

Job Description

  • High profile role bridging State and Local Government
  • Career defining opportunity
  • Executive remuneration (SES 2 - $249K - $360K)

Local Government Victoria (LGV) supports and regulates Councils to ensure that Victorians enjoy a responsive, accountable, efficient and contemporary system of local government. Local Government Victoria also delivers capital and recurrent funding programs to Councils and policy and administrative support to the Victorian Local Government Grants Commission. As a division of the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR), LGV supports the Minister for Local Government through the Secretary and Deputy Secretary.

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Local Government and Suburban Development, the Executive Director, Local Government Victoria, leads a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to develop Victoria's local government sector and deliver benefits to the Victorian community. Your strong leadership, stakeholder management and strategic capability will see you shaping and influencing current thinking about local government, providing high level strategic advice and forging strong partnerships across state government and local government. Known for your ability in building high performing teams, you promote accountability and have a track record in creating a positive working environment. You will lead a flexible workforce and be responsible for building a constructive and collaborative culture that values performance and continuous improvement.

A strong understanding and experience gained within local government leading sector-specific policy and regulatory portfolios is highly desirable. In addition you will ideally bring a proven ability to work closely with Ministers and senior departmental executives providing advice on complex public policy, service delivery and regulatory matters. You have the natural ability to build strong relationships across government and the sector and effectively manage complex issues and competing interests.

If you are excited about the opportunity to lead Local Government Victoria, we would welcome your application. To apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button and upload your resume. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Natasha Diamond on 0412 822 348 or Jarrod McLauchlan on 0407 808 517 from Davidson Executive who are partnering with the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions on this critical appointment process.