Manager – Capability, Reform and Government Priorities

November 17, 2021

Job Location: Perth Fremantle & Southern Suburbs
Employer: Department of Communities
L 8 $136,296 – $147,609pa pro-rata PSCA 2021+Super

The Department of Communities brings together the services and functions of disability services, child protection and family support, housing, community initiatives and regional services reform.

About us

The Capability, Reform and Government Priorities directorate builds capabilities for performance by providing the expertise, resources and connections to deliver the best outcomes for the Department for the people we serve.
The work environment is dynamic with a can-do attitude and a strong focus on teamwork, collaboration and achieving outcomes. We are values-led, and strive to model the Departmental values of Integrity, Courage, Respect, Empathy, Accountability, Trust, and Empowerment and are committed to achieving a culturally secure work environment and prioritise diversity across our team.

About you

You are an exceptional leader, able to develop and execute strategies to deliver high quality outcomes for the Department of Communities and the people we serve. You are a strong communicator and build lasting relationships through culturally appropriate stakeholder engagement. You can demonstrate how you have led teams to deliver large scale, complex projects or services by influencing competing senior stakeholder interests to achieve lasting and meaningful results.

As a systems thinker you have been able to connect multiple priorities (government or other complex environment) into cohesive and workable strategies. You have the ability to recognise opportunities to enhance services and improve business performance and capitalise on these through the development and implementation of effective change strategies.

You apply contemporary leadership and people management practices to build a high performing and engaged workforce. What you can do is important, how you do it even more so. We are looking for people who have the right attitude, strong resilience, team players and want to enable and empower Communities to deliver with excellence for the people we serve.

The Opportunity

Before the silly season kicks in we are doing a fast-track recruitment process for positions to start in early 2022. 

We are making it easy with no face to face interviews. 

If you have skills and experiences in any of the following areas, we’d love to hear from you:

  • strategic planning
  • stakeholder engagement and facilitation
  • project and portfolio management
  • change management
  • business improvement
  • organisational capability
  • corporate governance and reporting
  • monitoring and evaluation
  • data analysis and modelling
  • data governance and management
  • geospatial analysis
  • data dashboards and analytic data tools

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments will be made for this or similar future vacancies (fixed term or permanent) that arise within the next 12 months across the Department of Communities. 

The attached contextual document has more information on the functions and services of the directorate and the application of these skills and experiences.

Want to know more? If you are interested in joining us, please contact Paul Isaachsen, Assistant Director General Capability, Reform and Government Priorities on 0432 832 360 or email [email protected] to discuss the role further (please do not send your application to Paul).

Join the Department of Communities
Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button (above and below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only :

  1. A current resume including two (2) referees (one preferred to be a current supervisor or recent manager
  2. A written response in no more than two (2) A4 pages to the attached scenario and questions

There is no job description form attached for this recruitment so please use the contextual document and essential criterial matrix to guide your application.

  1. A copy of all qualification/s (regardless of the relevance to the role) as specified in your application or resume/CV (if applicable)
  2. An application form (for hard copy applications only)

Shortlisted applicants will be required to be available for further assessment between 29 November to 3 December 2021.

For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or to request any document in an alternative format, please contact Lamija Hadzikadic, Principal HR Business Partner, on 0466 716 006 or email [email protected] .

We can also be contacted via the National Relay Service on the following numbers:

TTY/voice calls – 133 677

Speak & Listen – 1300 555 727

SMS relay – 0423 677 767

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Communities is committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  As a measure to achieve equality and support, section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) will apply to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact Lamija Hadzikadic. If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64.

Lodgement is system generated. Any emailed applications or late submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted. 



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