Director-General Community Services

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  • ACT

High-Profile Leadership Role in the ACT


  • Deliver exceptional outcomes for the ACT community 


  • Career-defining opportunity 


  • Substantial remuneration package


The ACT Public Service (ACTPS) is responsible for a diverse range of state and municipal functions and delivers services to the people of the ACT and surrounding region under a ‘one service’ structure. The ACTPS consists of nine administrative units and employs around 24,500 staff.


In this important and influential position, you will be responsible for the governance, leadership and management of a large and complex human services Directorate that supports vulnerable Canberrans. You will be expected to provide reliable, timely and robust advice to multiple Ministers and Cabinet in relation to policies and programs, collaborate closely with the Head of Service and other Directors-General and agency heads, and develop strong and enduring relationships with a range of government and non-government stakeholders. You will also have statutory responsibility as both the Territory Parent and Commissioner for Social Housing.  As a member of the ACTPS Strategic Board, you will be expected to play a key part in the leadership of the ACTPS and in the promotion of a culture that reflects agreed service-wide values.


To be a strong contender for this position, you will need to be an exceptional leader and manager with a substantial and relevant record of achievement, preferably gained in a large, complex and politically sensitive organisation.  Your impressive policy development and strategic direction-setting skills will be complemented by sound judgement, a strong focus on outcomes, the ability to broker decisions through collaboration and consensus, and a personal style that engenders trust and respect.  Appropriate tertiary qualification will be expected.


Before applying, please obtain the candidate information document by emailing [email protected]. If, after reading the document, you require further information, please contact Ian Hansen on 0408 306 769Applications close on 13 June 2021.

Applications close 13th June, 2021 Apply via Email

Director-General Community Services

ACT Government

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