Victorian Deputy Electoral Commissioner
- Fulfil a critical statutory function within Victoria
- Bring drive and forward thinking
- Foster organisational integrity
The Deputy Electoral Commissioner (DEC) assumes responsibility for leadership and direction to the Elections, Electoral Enrolment, Electoral Integrity and Regulation and Communication and Engagement branches of the VEC. The position shapes strategy, systems and policies to ensure the VEC’s ongoing ability to respond to current and future requirements.
You will maintain the quality and integrity of electoral processes leading to the successful delivery of large scale electoral events and drive agency direction. You will represent the VEC in a wide range of forums and build strong and enduring relationships with key stakeholders whilst maintaining strict impartiality.
Presenting with exceptional judgement and integrity, the ideal candidate will be an accomplished executive who possesses collegiate leadership and collaborative qualities, and a demonstrable ability to work with diverse stakeholders, groups and communities.
Your capabilities must include regulatory oversight, analysis and strategy development along with workforce planning and management, complex planning skills and demonstrated operational delivery experience in a challenging environment. A strong working knowledge of legislative and administrative frameworks and strict adherence to compliance and assurance is required. Proven electoral experience would be beneficial, however is not essential.
Any person who is or may be perceived to be active in political affairs may compromise the strict neutrality of the VEC and cannot be considered.
The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is the administrative agency through which the Electoral Commissioner’s legislative obligations are exercised. The VEC is an independent agency operating under the auspices of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
The VEC’s primary responsibilities under the Electoral Act 2002 are:
- conducting State, Local Government and certain statutory elections, referendums, maintaining the register of Victorian electors,
- supporting electoral representation processes for local councils and the Electoral Boundaries Commission,
- promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues, administering Victoria’s political funding and disclosure obligations and enforcing and regulating its provisions.
For more information about VEC, visit: vec.vic.gov.au
To apply: please go to fisherleadership.com and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference DPCvec0121, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or Pauline Gates, of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.
Applications close: Monday 15th February 2021