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Senior Appointments

A range of job vacancies for executive and senior appointments

Our senior management roles offer the opportunity to make a difference to Victoria and all Victorians. These job vacancies are unique and specialised. You'll gain public administration and leadership skills and experience that are well regarded in every business and area of employment.

Explore our executive and non-executive job vacancies

Job vacancies at a senior level are segmented into two categories: executive and non-executive. Non-executive roles are traditionally senior line managers, technical specialists and project managers.

To help you find out more about various aspects of senior appointments with the Victorian Government, click on the links below.

  • Executive profile
  • Your responsibilities
  • Remuneration and benefits
  • Women and senior appointments
  • Government board roles

Profile of our executive

As an executive with the Victorian Government, you will handle high-level policy advice and a variety of complex organisational and project management challenges across a diverse range of areas. You will be responsible for providing frank, impartial and timely advice to government and high quality services to the Victorian community.

Executive level job vacancies require candidates who demonstrate public sector values. These are: responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect, leadership and human rights. In this role you may report to Ministers, department or agency heads, senior executives, boards of management and to the Government of the day.

Executive level positions range from heads of departments (Secretaries) and agencies (CEOs) through to departmental Deputy Secretaries and Project Directors, and carry a high level of responsibility for finances, resources and policy development.

Other senior roles are available in other classifications, for instance Senior Technical Specialist (a recognised expert in a particular field), Principal Solicitor or Principal Scientist. Salary ranges for these and other senior classifications will be shown in the position descriptions of specific job vacancies.

See our current executive level job vacancies here.

Your responsibilities

Senior staff in the Victorian Government are responsible for public funds and delivering on the government's agenda, although their ultimate responsibility is to the Victorian public.

The public sector provides the opportunity for innovative thinking and planning on issues that affect the community well into the future. Job vacancies at this level seek to attract experienced problem solvers with a demonstrated commitment to social justice values.

Remuneration and benefits

Executive roles are offered as fixed-term contracts for up to five years, with similar conditions (such as leave provisions) to non-executive level appointments. Executives are employed within a three-band structure, on attractive Total Remuneration Packages (TRPs) that include superannuation.

Working as an executive in the public sector also means you will enjoy the benefits of work/life balance, provided through family-friendly and flexible work practices. Our work philosophy recognises that people have lives outside of work, and conditions and attitudes in our workplaces support this.

The Victorian Public Sector Commission's executive remuneration page provides further contract, remuneration and employment information for executives.

View all senior appointment and executive level job vacancies here.

Women and senior appointments

The Victorian Government is strongly committed to encouraging women to apply for senior Government appointments. We have a number of initiatives in place to be sure that women are well represented among decision makers and leaders in our community, particularly in Government leadership roles.

Government board roles

Boards of management in Government provide governance and oversight of public sector agencies. While boards or committees may have different titles, in Government they also have different functions and modes of operation. Generally they fall into one of three categories:

  • boards of management
  • tribunals and registration bodies
  • advisory boards