Director - Road Safety (SES1)

Job posted: 11/05/2022
Applications close: 29/05/2022 (Midnight)
3 days remaining

3 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Up to 5 years

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $199,014 - $257,111

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/JEP237B

Reference: VG/JEP237B

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $199,014 - $257,111

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?


  • Utilise your managerial skills to lead the department's road safety policy, strategy and programs including actively contributing to the Victoria Government Road Safety Partnership.
  • Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team in the Victorian Public Service for up to 5 years.
  • SES Grade 1: $199,014 - $257,111 per annum.


The Department of Justice and Community Safety (the department) is seeking a Director, Road Safety to provide a critical role in the Road Safety Camera Program.


About the business unit

Police, Fines and Crime Prevention enhances community safety through policing policy, governance and legislative advice and reform, community crime prevention advice and programs, efforts to counter violent extremism, management of the end-to-end infringements system and enforcement activities and management of Victoria's road safety camera program. This group brings together work across the spectrum of police, fines and crime prevention to prevent the commission of crime, hold people to account, and respond to offending behaviour.

The Road Safety Camera Program is a business unit within the Police and Community Safety Division of the Police, Fines and Crime Prevention Group in the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS). 


About the role

The Director, Road Safety has oversight of road safety policy, strategy and governance, planning and operating the Fixed Digital Road Safety Camera network and managing the Mobile Road Safety Camera and Distracted Driving Camera programs. The role will be responsible for building, maintaining and managing positive relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure public confidence in road safety and law enforcement and the Victorian Road Safety Camera system.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Lead the department's road safety policy, strategy and programs including the development and implementation of budget submissions, ensuring this work aligns with the Victorian Government's road safety objectives.
  • Strategically lead and manage the Road Safety unit to deliver high quality results including driving process and policy improvements to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the program.
  • Work collaboratively with the Road Safety Camera Commissioner, coordinate the provision of comprehensive, relevant and timely information to the Commissioner to support that role's statutory functions and drive implementation of Commissioner's recommendations. 

To learn more about this role before applying, please read the attached position description.


About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Significant experience in driving the operations of a major government regulatory agency or department.
  • High level experience and proven track record in working in a senior management role and providing corporate leadership in a complex and sensitive environment.
  • Expertise in organisational improvement and innovation with a proven capacity to manage change in a consultative and sensitive manner, gaining widely accepted outcomes.
  • Highly developed relationship building and stakeholder management skills with a track record in building successful partnerships, including a demonstrated ability to build cross portfolio relationships combined with a record of success in liaising and negotiating at senior levels, and providing authoritative advice to Ministers and Secretaries.
  • Can demonstrate a strength to be perceptive and quick to understand conceptually demanding problems, reason through issues and demonstrate the ability to introduce innovative and improved ways of achieving outcomes, combined with a proven track record in working effectively across government.
  • Extensive experience in the development of strategic and operational business plans, including high level skills in the establishment of business performance measures and corporate outcomes and managing timely, accurate and comprehensive reporting on them
  • High level analytical and conceptual skills to positively contribute to the Executive team and develop innovative solutions to complex and/or sensitive issues.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.


For all VPS employees, due to the new JSE policy, please apply through the JSE only to be considered for this position.

For this particular vacancy, priority consideration applies to Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform.


The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with the department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic).

Therefore, there is a requirement that all DJCS employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to undertake duties outside of their homes.

Prior to commencement of employment with the department you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19. Acceptable evidence includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.
Director - Road Safety (SES1)

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Full time / Up to 5 years

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Vivienne Clare on 0418 586 929 | vivienne.clare@justice.vic.gov.au

Director - Road Safety (SES1)