Director-General, Community Services
Full-time Executive

Closes: 23 June 2019

Classification: Executive Level 4.2
Salary: $389,352 - $406,964 depending on current superannuation arrangements
Position No: E911
Directorate: Community Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 06 June 2019
Contact Officer: Ian Hansen on admin@ianhansen.com.au or 0408 306 769

Details: The ACT Public Service, which consists of eight Directorates, is responsible for a diverse range of state and municipal functions and delivers services to the people of the ACT and the surrounding region. The Community Services Directorate provides an integrated approach to developing policy and delivering human services that assists the entire population. A strong focus of the Directorate is assisting and supporting people who are the most vulnerable in the community, particularly those who are disadvantaged or experiencing a crisis. The Directorate also funds many community partners to help deliver services and programs to improve peoples’ lives.
As Director-General, you will have overall responsibility for the governance, leadership and management of a large, diverse and complex Directorate. This will include the provision of reliable, timely and robust advice to Ministers and Cabinet, collaborative interactions with the Head of Service and other Directors-General, and the development of strong and enduring relationships with a wide range of government and non-government stakeholders. As a member of the ACT Public Service Strategic Board, you will also be expected to play a key part in the leadership of the Service and in the promotion of a culture that reflects an agreed set of service-wide values. You will also represent the portfolio in a range of public forums and in the media.
To be a strong contender for this important appointment, you will need to be an exceptional leader and manager with well-honed policy advisory skills and a proven record of developing and implementing successful strategic outcomes, preferably in a large and sensitive human or community services organisation. Your demonstrated capacity to drive change and your ability to deal with a wide range of stakeholders and broker decisions through collaboration and consensus, will be complemented by sound judgement, a strong achievement orientation and a personal style that engenders trust and respect. Relevant tertiary qualifications will be expected.
Remuneration: The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $389,352 to $406,464 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant.  This includes a cash component of $320,228. From 1 July 2019, the remuneration package will increase, ranging from $410,504 to $427,396 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant, which includes a cash component of $337,841 (see Remuneration Tribunal Determination 2 of 2019).
Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance based contract for a period of five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that details of long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.
Contact Officer: Before applying, please obtain selection documentation by emailing admin@ianhansen.com.au. If further information is required, please call Ian Hansen on 0408 306769.
Applications close on 23 June 2019.

Career interest categories:

Community Support and Inclusion
Executive and Statutory Offices
Human Resources and Industrial Relations
Leaders and Senior Management