Director, Business Services - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 06/02/2022
REF: DETvbs0122
Applications for this listing are closed

Director, Business Services

Fixed Term
Close Date: 06/02/2022
REF: DETvbs0122
  • Executive leadership opportunity at new statutory authority
  • Lead a diverse corporate services function
  • Drive strategy to ensure quality and innovation

The organisation
The Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership, designed in response to Victoria’s unique system context, is a distinct specialist entity dedicated to developing teaching and school leadership excellence, and raising the calibre and status of the entire Victorian teaching profession through the provision of specialised professional learning.
Building on the strong foundations of the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership and with a new focus on professional learning for Victoria’s highly skilled teachers, the Academy’s operations have commenced delivery of new programs, including the flagship Teaching Excellence Program.
The position
The Director, Business Services leads a diverse corporate services function, leveraging Department functions to uphold high quality management standards for dedicated innovation and capability building, strategic approaches to supplier engagement, and healthy workplaces, ensuring the Academy is an employer of choice.
Reporting to, and working closely with, the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Director leads and manages specialist teams to build on the Department’s systems to ensure the Academy participant learning experience is facilitated by leading technology and inclusive participant spaces state-wide.  The Director ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of systems and processes in line with the Academy’s Strategic Plan.  The role oversees the areas of risk management, compliance, reporting, procurement and project management.
With the ability to drive organisational strategy and business planning, the ideal candidate will bring experience in leading business and operational management and planning in a complex organisation, working collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.  Strong fiscal and financial stewardship and an ability to work proactively with change will be key, with a commitment to quality and innovation.  The ability to take a strategic approach to governance, management, procurement and problem-solving will be key to success.
Although sector experience is not a direct requirement, the ideal candidate will be motivated to drive change and improvements in school leadership and teaching, which will ultimately result in delivering outcomes for all Victorian children and their communities.  The Director will demonstrate a passion for the vision of the Academy and an alignment with the Victorian public sector values of responsiveness, integrity, impartiality, accountability, respect, leadership and human rights.
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Applications close:  Sunday, 6 February 2022
To apply, please choose ‘APPLY NOW’ and submit your cover letter and resume to Andrew Norton or Sharyn Gowans, quoting reference DETvbs0122.
For further information, call 1300 347 437 or email

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