The Department of Communities is Western Australia’s major human services department delivering disability services, child protection and family support, housing, and community and regional initiatives.
Led by a progressive, committed and inspiring Director General, the Department ultimately shapes the human services system and is dedicated to delivering outcomes for the benefit of all Western Australians.
The Assistant Director General Strategy & Partnerships is accountable for leading the development of high-level, whole-of-Department strategies, policies and frameworks that support delivery of the Department’s aspired outcomes as they relate to child safety, people with disabilities, and housing. The role oversees and manages key partnership and strategic relationships that are fundamental in achieving these outcomes.
In an environment of wholesale reform, the position will enable and support the delivery of government priorities, ensuring statutory obligations are met and achieve the desired outcomes, particularly for the most vulnerable members of the community. You will facilitate the strategic management of partnerships with key public sector agencies, not-for-profit organisations, academic institutions and the private sector, building positive relationships to influence change. Importantly, your authenticity, agility and adaptability in managing complexity, is a key requirement. Effective management of internal and external communications and media management is a further key element of this role.
Your genuine commitment to high integrity, accountability, effective governance and transparency is critical in this role. This is supported by your empathy for the Department’s purpose, understanding and responsiveness to issues facing Aboriginal people and your ability to lead and engage in a culturally appropriate way.
Consistent with WA Government senior executive recruiting approaches, this is a fixed term 5-year position with an attractive remuneration package.
How to Apply
Your application must include:
All selection criteria as outlined in the JDF will be assessed during the selection process.
For further information about this outstanding opportunity, please contact Laura Crowe in the Perth office on 08 93230274 or Charles Kerr in Hudson Melbourne office on 03 96236799 or. Apply online via au.hudson.com quoting reference number 194156.