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Job Title : Director Business Services


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Western Australian Electoral Commission

Business Services

Director Business Services

PS/CSA 2019, Level 8, $135,296- $146,609pa

Position No:

Work Type:
Fixed Term - Full Time

Perth CBD

Closing Date:
2021-06-21 5:00 PM


This a twelve month fixed term contract with the possibility of permanency.

Arising from the impending retirement of the incumbent an opportunity exists for a motivated individual to take on this exciting role as a member of the Commission's corporate executive. If you are looking to expand your corporate services experience and build an opportunity for future progression in the public sector then this key role in a friendly and high impact organisation is for you.

Contributing to strategic outcomes and helping the Commission modernise its processes and systems, the Director Business Services is responsible for the effective management, leadership and provision of corporate service functions including human resources, financial management, governance, administration and occupational health and safety to support the core business of the Commission.

The successful applicant for this position will ideally have corporate services experience and be willing to embrace change management. They will also be able to support the Electoral Commissioner to achieve the Commission's strategic goals and objectives. To be successful in this role you will also have the capacity to implement the policy and legislative requirements of a statutory authority in the public sector.

This position may be subject to further minor change as part of an organisational review.

The WA Electoral Commission promotes flexible work options and is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage Aboriginal Australians, young people, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and women, to apply for positions with our agency.

Responsible for the effective management, leadership and provision of all corporate services functions including, human resources, financial management, occupational health and safety, governance and administration.
The position also provides advice to the Electoral Commissioner and participates as a member of the corporate executive in the planning and management of Commission business activities.

• Experience in corporate support or business services roles including demonstrated leadership capacity.
• Demonstrated record of achievement in leadership, organisational development and outcomes at a senior management level.
• Ability to think and act strategically with a focus on operational and organisational outcomes.
• Experience in effectively managing projects and resources including contract management.
• Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with major internal and external stakeholders and customers.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Application and knowledge of the Financial Management Act.
• Tertiary qualification that meets the Chief Financial Officer requirements of the Financial Management Act.

Desirable criteria provided for your information only.

Please contact the Electoral Commissioner, Robert Kennedy on (08) 9214 0402 or

Prospective employees of the Commission will be required to obtain a National Police Certificate.

The successful applicant will be required to sign a Declaration of Neutrality and Declaration of Confidentiality forms indicating that they have no active or official connection with any political party and will maintain the necessary confidentiality to ensure the integrity of the Commission.

It is especially important that you read the information in the attached application package prior to lodging your application. Your application should include the application form, CV or resume and the demonstration of the essential selection criteria in a covering letter. Addressing the selection criteria is the most important part of your application.

Applications must be received by 5pm on 21 June 2021. Late applications cannot be accepted. The lodgement of a pro forma application prior to the closing date and the forwarding of additional information after the closing date will not be accepted.

ATTACHMENTS: - application form waec0024.pdf
- jdf waec0024 director business services 2021.pdf
- waec0024 director business services - application package2021.pdf

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