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Senior Advisor, Corporate Strategy, Planning And Performance (Vpsg5)

Department of Transport - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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The Department of Transport brings together all transport modes to design, plan, build and operate Victoria's transport system. Our job is to further integrate the transport network and improve the delivery of services to Victorians for simpler, quicker and safer journeys that connect people and places and support Victoria's prosperity and liveability. We're excited to offer this opportunity for you to become part of the Department that delivers more choice, connections and confidence in our travel, ensuring the whole transport network works as one to deliver better services and outcomes.

Senior Advisor, Corporate Strategy, Planning and Performance

  • Annual Salary Range: $101,120 - $122,348 per annum plus superannuation
  • Tenure: Ongoing
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Usual Work Location: CBD / Kew (currently work from home)

About the team

The People and Business Services Division provides business enabling people and corporate services functions, to drive a high-performance culture and to support integrated operations.

About the Opportunity

The Senior Advisor, Corporate Strategy, Planning and Performance provides leadership across the Department of Transport (DoT) and its agencies to support delivery of an integrated planning and performance reporting framework to ensure oversight of the department's strategic direction. The Senior Advisor will partner with a broad range of stakeholders to deliver an innovative work program that enables achievement of a better transport system.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the development and delivery of a DoT strategic plan and year-round annual business planning processes for the department and portfolio agencies, in partnership with other enabling functions.
  • Manage components of the operation of the DoT planning and performance reporting framework.
  • Apply continuous improvement to identify and respond to issues, risks and department and government objectives and community expectations in relation to strategy, planning and performance.
  • Support annual reporting processes as needed for the department and portfolio agencies.
  • Maintain stakeholder relationships with key people throughout the department and the portfolio to ensure a deep and comprehensive understanding of planning and performance goals, and activities.
  • Keep accurate and complete records of work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.

About you:

  • Knowledge of or experience in strategic planning and business planning processes, including change management skills.
  • Deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; Uses analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems; Has creative ideas and can project how these can link to innovations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Prepares complex briefs, letters, emails and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language; Ensures communications contain the information necessary to achieve their purpose and meet audience needs; Confidently conveys ideas and information in a clear and interesting way.
  • Proven experience in leading, engaging, negotiating with and influencing a range of external and internal stakeholders to contribute to plans and to understand the purpose of plans and statutory reports and strategies to shape organisational activities.
  • Sets clearly defined objectives and priorities and operates accordingly, reviewing and adjusting as required; Identifies processes, tasks and resources required to achieve a goal; Establishes systems and procedures to guide work and track progress.
  • Proactive and self-starting; Able to act independently and with minimum supervision to meet tight deadlines and changing priorities for a diverse range of projects where resources, objectives and methods are not well defined.


  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be well regarded.

Culture and Benefits

The Department of Transport is committed to building a culture of developing our people to achieve great outcomes for the Victorian transport network. We are proud of our commitment to flexible work arrangements that support different ways of working, helping employees balance work and life.

How to Apply

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. Applications close 11.59pm on Tuesday, 23 February 2021. 

For a confidential discussion regarding this opportunity, please call Jovana Rosic – Manager Corporate Strategy, Planning and Performance on 0436 814 236.

Preferred applicants may be subject to pre-employment checks. Information provided to the Department of Transport will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency


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