Chief People Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 02/10/2023
REF: VAGcpo0923
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Chief People Officer

Close Date: 02/10/2023
REF: VAGcpo0923
  • Whole of organisation strategic leadership role
  • Capability uplift through culture and change
  • Direct and influential leadership of a people-based organisation


The Position

This is a great opportunity to bring your people, HR and culture experience to a role that combines strategic leadership, operations, capability and culture uplift at an organisational level.

As the Chief People Officer, you will directly lead a small autonomous team, and sponsor people and culture building initiatives. You will support the organisation through influential leadership to build people as our most valuable assets.

Your ability to embed yourself as a trusted people advisor to our senior management group, giving actionable insights as well as leading top notch HR operations will be critical to your success. Your personal agility, commitment to service excellence and subject matter expertise that delivers pragmatic results will also contribute. VAGO operates in a digitally-enabled environment which supports our flexible working arrangements, so your ability to leverage these capabilities will be important.

Skills & Experience

  • Values driven direct and influential leadership
  • Proven track record in strategic HR leadership, preferably in a people-based organisation
  • An allrounder with strong understanding of contemporary HR strategies, culture and capability uplift, HR operations, industrial relations and compliance
  • Strong facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills


Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources Management/ Industrial Relations or a related field, and postgraduate qualifications are desirable. Prior public sector or external audit is not necessary.


The Organisation

The Auditor-General provides assurance to Parliament on the accountability and performance of the Victorian public sector.

VAGO conducts over 550 financial and performance audits annually across portfolios including infrastructure, transport, health and social services, education, water, local government, insurance, justice, treasury and superannuation. Our scope allows our people to gain unrivalled experience across all government services.

Why work with us

  • This is a genuine opportunity to make your mark on a values-driven people organisation and continue the momentum on building its positive culture and capabilities
  • Challenging and impactful work that contributes to government integrity and accountability, improving the lives of all Victorians
  • To work where you want when you want with our cutting edge Better Normal principles
  • A comprehensive office set-up at your home
  • Purpose designed office facilities at the Paris end of Collins Street
  • Tailored learning and development opportunities
  • Career mobility opportunities for growth and development
  • A unique, progressive, people-focused culture
  • Generous leave conditions


At VAGO, we embrace diversity as a catalyst for innovation and success and are committed to creating an inclusive workforce that values individuals from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. By fostering a culture of accessibility and equal opportunity, we aim to break down barriers and provide a platform for all employees to thrive.

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To apply – please click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference VAGcpo0923, including your cover letter highlighting 3 key career achievements and resume to David Baber, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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