Senior Executive Service vacancies

Opportunities for individuals with exceptional leadership skills.

Join an organisation that values and promotes diversity. As a Senior Executive, you will be responsible for providing high-level advice, setting directions, and driving performance to achieve outcomes in a multi-disciplined, complex and challenging environment. If you want to lead in an organisation that delivers policy and provides Australians access to social, health and other payments and services, consider an opportunity with us.

National Manager, CIO Group

  • Senior Executive Service Band 1 (several positions)
  • Shape the future capability of ICT in a large scale organisation
  • Based in Canberra or Brisbane
  • Applications close 11:59 pm AEST on Sunday 6 August 2017

The role

As a National Manager in the CIO Group you will play a role in leading the department’s IT transformation agenda, in a fast paced, dynamic environment. You will be responsible for developing and delivering a modern suite of IT applications and infrastructure that position the department to continue on its digital transformation journey.

Successful applicants will lead the following branches within the CIO Group:

  • Digital Projects – based in Canberra
  • Vendor Management – based in Canberra
  • Infrastructure Design and Assurance – based in Canberra
  • Service Network Systems – based in Brisbane
  • Aged Care Redevelopment – based in Brisbane

A merit pool may be established to fill other roles as they become available within the following 12 month period.

As a Senior Executive at the Department of Human Services you will:

  • have outstanding leadership skills and a substantial record of achievement
  • have a reputation for innovation and delivery of proven results
  • possess relevant expertise and experience gained from working in a large, geographically dispersed and complex organisation
  • have excellent interpersonal skills, sound judgement, strong customer focus, and
  • have the ability to engender respect and trust with key stakeholders - this is critical

Highly developed skills in ICT infrastructure, vendor management or IT application development will be strongly regarded.

Tertiary qualification in ICT fields are highly regarded.


To apply you need to be an Australian citizen.

You will need to pass our pre-employment screening process which includes a police history check, and where relevant, a working with children and vulnerable people check.

An Australian Government security clearance, to the appropriate level for the position is required. This will be arranged for you, if successful.


Applications close 11:59 pm AEST on Sunday 6 August 2017.

Email Hudson Global Recruitment and quote job reference number 2X/06703 to obtain the Information for Candidates pack, including how to apply. Do not apply online.

For more information please contact Lisa Ries at Hudson Global Recruitment on 02 6229 1546.

National Manager, Commercial Partner Management

  • Senior Executive Service Band 1
  • Large scale business led transformation
  • Core system transformation for welfare payments in Australia
  • Based in Canberra or Melbourne
  • Applications close midnight AEST on Sunday 30 July 2017

The role

The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation (WPIT) Programme announced by the Government in April 2015, is a business led transformation that is underpinned by one of the largest infrastructure platforms in Australia. Redeveloping the welfare payments system will require a fundamental business and process transformation together with the core system replacement involving multiple layers of complexity and scale. This significant business led transformation programme will provide Australia with a welfare payments system that is modern, flexible and efficient.

The National Manager, Commercial Partner Management is responsible for establishing and maintaining the contractual relationships with the Welfare Payment Infrastructure Transformation (WPIT) Programme’s key commercial partners.

The National Manager is also responsible for ensuring that the procurements that support the WPIT Programme are conducted so they deliver the functional outcomes to support the WPIT Programmes’ objectives; are compliant with the Commonwealth and departmental procurement legislation, rules and polices; and are fair, transparent and defensible.

Suitable candidates will have exceptional capabilities and demonstrated experience in procurement and contract management, ensuring probity and accompanying defensibility is maintained. They will ensure that commercial partner contractual arrangements are managed appropriately to deliver the required programme outcomes.

The suitable candidate will have extensive experience and a demonstrated track record in the management and delivery of procurement and contract management. An extensive background in providing legal advice would be advantageous.

This role will report to the General Manager, Programme Delivery and is based in Canberra or Melbourne.


To be eligible for employment with us an applicant must be an Australian citizen. Your suitability for employment will be assessed through a pre-employment screening process.

This process includes a requirement for you to undergo and satisfy a police history check and, where relevant, a working with children and vulnerable people check. You must also be willing and eligible to undergo and maintain an Australian Government security clearance to the appropriate level applicable to the position.

You should be aware that our employees may be required to undergo ongoing suitability assessments as part of their employment.


To obtain an application pack and information on how to apply, email Application Australia, quoting job reference number J15412. Do not apply online.

For further information, please contact Marianne Broadbent or Mark Lelliott at NGS Global on 1300 138 863 or +61 3 8626 0600.

Applications close midnight AEST on Sunday 30 July 2017.

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