Head of Talent (VPSG6)

Job posted: 15/10/2020
Applications close: 29/10/2020 (Midnight)
10 days remaining

10 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $120,692 - $161,511

Occupation: Human Resources

Reference: VG/DJ1037A

Reference: VG/DJ1037A

Occupation: Human Resources

Salary Range: $120,692 - $161,511

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?


  • An exciting opportunity exist to join People and Workplace Services as Head of Talent
  • 12-month opportunity in the Victorian Public Service
  • VPS Grade 6: $122,502 - $163,934 plus superannuation


About us:

The Recruitment Services branch within the Department of Justice and Community Safety provides expert advice and support to the department on all recruitment related matters, including attraction, selection, redeployment and other recruitment and retention practices. Working within the Department of Justice and Community Safety's (the department) strategic objective of “building a high performing justice system”, Recruitment Services delivers consultative, progressive, innovative, fair and ethical recruitment solutions.

Recruitment Services comprises the following specialist functions:

  • Executive Recruitment
  • Recruitment Consulting and advice
  • Front-line Campaign Recruitment
  • Assessment and Selection
  • Employment Marketing
  • Recruitment Operations
  • Recruitment Projects
  • Employment Programs.
  • Redeployment


About the role:

The Head of Talent provides high level attraction and selection consultancy services for all senior executive appointments across the department. In this position, Head of Talent designs and implements proactive sourcing strategies and targeted marketing techniques to attract suitable talent within passive and non-passive markets. This role also develops strategic solutions to meet yearly workforce demands with consideration of labour force trends.

Reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Recruitment Services and Employment Programs, the Head of Talent is responsible for executing the executive talent strategy and will be accountable for the recruitment lifecycle with a focus on candidate experience and continuing to build the department's employment brand.

This role also leads the recruitment delivery team (25 pax) to successfully deliver the yearly hiring forecast.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a multi discipline teams responsible for the delivery of a yearly hiring forecast for a diverse array of highly qualified and specialist positions.
  • Provide strategic direction and guidance to a team of experienced staff, including recruitment, training, induction, coaching, and development to assist the broader team to meet performance goals.
  • As part of the Recruitment Services leadership team, develop the executive recruitment strategy and business plan for the recruitment delivery team and the broader Recruitment Services strategy each financial year, providing leadership in the delivery and tracking of planned actions.
  • Strategically partner with key executive stakeholders to analyse workforce demands and labour force trends and develop and monitor recruitment target hires forecasts, identifying where potential issues may exist or arise and developing innovative solutions to ensure that projected forecasts can be met.

About you:

We are seeking an accomplished people leader who can continue to drive exceptional service delivery through their people and lead from the front.  You will need to demonstrate extensive experience in executive search and selection coupled ideally with an inhouse and/or end to end executive recruitment background.  Exceptional stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to influence and engage at all levels of the department and provide contemporary and expert talent advice is key.


For a confidential discussion or more information please contact Ali Hinton, Senior Manager Recruitment Services at ali.hinton@justice.vic.gov.au


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.

Head of Talent (VPSG6)

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Ali Hinton - 0447 650 798 | ali.hinton@justice.vic.gov.au

Head of Talent (VPSG6)