Deputy Director General Community Services

  • Company:
    Government of Western Australia
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Deputy Director General Community Services
Division: Community Services Position No: 0001 Salary: An attractive remuneration package Work Type: Fixed Term – Full Time Location: Perth Metropolitan Area Closing Date: 2020-09-21 5:00 PM (YYYY-MM-DD)

  • Strategic & critical leadership role
  • Lead fundamental reform and outcomes
  • Career defining influence, impact, scale & scope
  • The Organisation

    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 Opportunity

    This is a once in a lifetime career opportunity for the right senior executive. With a substantial reform agenda, the position offers scale and complexity, with substantial budget and staff responsibility.

    The Deputy Director General Community Services is a significant leadership role and accountable for the state-wide delivery of integrated, client-centred place-based community services that provide pathways to individual, family and community wellbeing. You will drive strategy and reform, mobilising teams and resources in the delivery of a pipeline of services from early intervention to intensive responses, across child protection and family support, disability services and public housing. This necessitates high level stakeholder engagement and partnering at multiple levels. You will also address critical financial and non-financial risk areas (including work health and front-line safety).

    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.

    Your Experience

  • Demonstrated experience at a Senior Executive level, with a track record of leading and driving change in a complex Community Development or Service Delivery environment, in the public, private or NFP sectors
  • Demonstrated skill in analysing systemic issues and multiple viewpoints to develop long term strategies and solutions that successfully deliver the desired outcomes
  • Demonstrated history of engaging and developing trust-based relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders (organisational, government, community and beyond).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and build high performing teams in a fast-paced, ambiguous, challenging, and complex environment.
  • 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:

  • a current Curriculum Vitae detailing your experience, skills and achievements relevant to the role
  • a brief 2 to 3 page cover letter outlining your general skills and suitability for the role.
  • 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 Hudson Perth office on 08 9323 0274 or Charles Kerr in Hudson Melbourne office on 03 9623 6799. Apply online via quoting reference number 194152. Applications close 5:00pm 21 September 2020.

    An executive search is also being undertaken as part of this selection process.

    Equity and Diversity

    The Department of Communities embraces diversity and firmly believes that the best services come from a workplace, where varied viewpoints are welcomed and encouraged every day. We are committed to creating an equitable and diverse workforce, where we encourage applications from people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, women and youth.

    If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact Bartek Urbanowicz, Strategic Human Resource Manager on 0432 830 129. If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact on 13 64 64.


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