Director Strategic Foresight & Research (EO3)

Job posted: 13/03/2020
Applications close: 05/04/2020 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 3 Years Fixed Term

Organisation: Sustainability Victoria

Salary: $185,711 - $240,789

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/SV/EA/DSFR/102563

Reference: VG/SV/EA/DSFR/102563

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $185,711 - $240,789

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Sustainability Victoria (SV) supports Victorian communities in transitioning to a circular and climate resilient economy to deliver the State of the Future. SV is a statutory agency of the Victorian Government, governed by the Sustainability Victoria Act 2005 and the Environment Protection Act 1970. Recycling Victoria, a New Economy will transform the waste and resource recovery sector in Victoria. This bold new policy will lead a change in Victorians behaviour and mindset from a culture of waste to a culture of respect for resources, leading organisations to adopt circular procurement, investing in new infrastructure and creating new jobs of the future.

  • Direct report to CEO
  • Lead Victoria towards a truly circular economy
  • Be a part of Sustainability Victoria's exciting new strategic direction


As Sustainability Victoria realigns to deliver on this exciting new strategy, the organisation seeks to appoint six outstanding executive leaders – each with an entrepreneurial growth mindset of learning, continuous improvement, empowering teams and achievement.

About the role

Reporting directly to the CEO as a part of SV's Executive Leadership Team, the Director Strategic Foresight & Research ensures SV's programs are future ready, responsive to emergent trends and developed with data, insights and deep content expertise. This includes leading the organisation's strategy, innovation, centre of data excellence and futures thinking functions and acts as a key point of engagement with industry, higher education, and thought leaders across the sector.

About you

You are an innovative, people-focused leader with an entrepreneurial growth mindset of learning, continuous improvement, empowering teams and achievement. Your executive leadership is defined by values, ethics and integrity, with a demonstrated history of impact, insight and agility at an organisational or sector level. Driven by purpose and highly focused on delivering outcomes, you have led complex functions in relevant contexts through periods of change and growth. A thought leader in the sector, your career has been shaped by continued self-investment in personal and professional development.

As Sustainability Victoria works through an integrated search and selection process across its entire executive leadership team, applicants are encouraged to express interest for multiple roles. Full details and application instructions are available at www.shk.com.au/clients/sv. Candidates who have read the information provided online are invited to contact Penny Wilson at SHK on +61 3 8620 8017 or Matthew Belleghem at SHK on +61 3 8620 8037 if further discussion is required. 

Direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to SHK


Director Strategic Foresight & Research (EO3)

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Penny Wilson or Matthew Belleghem at SHK | 61 3 8620 8017 or 61 3 8620 8037

Director Strategic Foresight & Research (EO3)