- Deliver on democracy
- State-wide impact
- Fixed term executive role (February 2023)
About the organisation
The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) plays a critical role in ensuring all Victorians are connected to the democratic process. The VEC conducts parliamentary, local government, and certain statutory elections, and maintains the Victorian register of electors. The organisation also promotes public awareness and education of key electoral issues and administers Victoria’s political funding and donations disclosure rules. The VEC prides itself on a having culture of innovation, integrity, and excellence.
About the role
The Director, Elections is responsible for all aspects of the delivery of State Parliamentary, Local Government and fee-for-service elections. Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner and a key member of the Executive Management Group, the Director will work collaboratively across the organisation at the highest level. The Director leads a broad, large-scale range of practical, highly visible and regulated activities across project management, operations and client services for the VEC, including enforcement of compulsory voting and ensuring access and participation.
Your background is in leading events or critical services at scale in highly regulated, tightly timed, user-focussed settings. Known for your proactive leadership of projects or events that require collaboration, and flexibility to expand or contract the workforce, you expertly adapt tactics and skills to respond to emerging issues and regulatory requirements. A nuanced communicator, you inspire confidence in people and systems, and continuously assess towards improvement and to manage risk. You build capabilities and enable people to thrive, ensuring teams, planning and objectives are aligned. You see contributing to democracy by delivering elections as the ultimate values-based role.
For more information, please contact Penny Wilson at SHK on +61 3 8620 8017 or click ‘Apply for this job’. Please submit your resume in Microsoft Word format. Direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to SHK.