Board Director - positions on various Victorian Government Boards

Department of Treasury and Finance | Public administration

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Applications close 20 June 2024


Role length:
Sessional, 3 years
As required, Not specified
Melbourne CBD, online or another location
Salary not specified

About the board

The boards of several agencies overseen by the Department of Treasury and Finance are seeking Board Directors.

The Emergency Services Superannuation Board (ESSB) provides superannuation benefits for Victorian emergency services and public sector employees by administering accumulation-style products such as the ESSSuper Accumulation Plan and account-based Income Streams provide.

The Land Tax Hardship Relief Board (LTHRB) determines applications from taxpayers for land tax relief on the grounds of serious hardship. The Board has the discretion to grant land tax relief by waiving all of part of the applicant's land tax or postponing payment.

State Trustees Limited (STL) administers deceased estates, provides trustee services and manages the financial and legal affairs of people who are unable to do so due to disability, mental illness or other circumstance.

The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) promotes road safety, supports those who have been injured on Victoria's roads and helps them get their lives back on track. It is responsible for administering the Transport Accident Fund, assessing claims for compensation and determining and collecting the Transport Accident Charge.

Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV) is the central financial authority and financial adviser for the State of Victoria. TCV provides tailored loans and financing, advisory and investment services to meet the needs of the State and its people.

The Victorian Funds Management Corporation (VFMC) is responsible for providing professional funds management and advisory services to Victorian public sector funds and authorities. VFMC has a significant role in developing investment strategies with accountability for investment outcomes for major public sector funds.

The Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) is the Victorian Government's insurer and risk adviser, covering the people, places and projects that help Victorians thrive.

WorkSafe is Victoria's workplace health and safety regulator and manages Victoria's workers' compensation scheme. WorkSafe's aim is to reduce workplace harm and improve outcomes for injured workers.

All eight boards are recruiting Directors to fill existing and upcoming vacancies.

About the role

This recruitment intends to fill multiple roles across the ESSB, LTHRB, STL, TAC, TCV, VMIA, VFMC and WorkSafe Boards. Successful candidates will be matched to a board based on interest, skills, experience and existing Board composition.

The key responsibilities of Board Directors are to set strategy and ensure an appropriate governance framework is in place to support compliance, risk management and performance. Board Directors also provide leadership and strategic guidance to influence organisational culture, incentivise continuous improvement and ensure effective oversight of management.

Board Directors will contribute to a board’s key responsibilities, including:

  • Establishing the agency’s strategic direction and monitoring performance against the strategic plan;
  • Overseeing effective stakeholder engagement and relationship management and acting on directions given by the Minister;
  • Monitoring the agency’s management to achieve its strategic plans and desired culture;
  • Demonstrating organisational leadership and exemplifying the desired culture of the agency;
  • Appointing, reviewing and evaluating the performance of the agency’s leadership team;
  • Approving and monitoring the agency’s risk management strategy;
  • Reviewing, endorsing and monitoring the agency’s financial management and sustainability;
  • Overseeing the agency’s health, safety and wellbeing systems and processes; and
  • Ensuring that the agency has an effective corporate governance structure.

Who we're looking for

The Department of Treasury and Finance is looking for applicants with experience and knowledge in one or more of the following areas:

  • Information technology, data and digital innovation
  • Financial, accounting and audit
  • Legal
  • Actuarial science and insurance
  • Financial markets and banking
  • Investments and asset management
  • Property valuation
  • Health, safety and medical
  • Disability policy

Applicants should also be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge in all of the following areas:

  • Strategic corporate governance and risk management
  • Leadership
  • Stakeholder management
  • Strategic planning

The Key Selection Criteria are outlined in full in the Position Description (attached).

A qualification in a relevant field will be highly regarded.

Successful candidates must demonstrate integrity, objectivity, accountability, collaboration and independent judgement.

Diversity on Victorian government boards

It is important that Victorian government boards reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. Diversity of skills and experience, and perspectives and lived experience of people from different backgrounds, contribute to good governance and help ensure that boards are making decisions in the interests of the Victorian community. 

Victorian government boards are actively working on strengthening their representation of the Victorian community. The Victorian Government’s Women on Board commitment has been effective since 2015 and is ensuring that all public boards have no less than 50 per cent women.

We encourage applications from women, people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, and people living in rural and regional Victoria.  Flexible working arrangements can be made available if required. 

Accessibility adjustments to the recruitment process, such as providing documents in a variety of accessible formats or use of the National Relay Service for interviews, can be provided upon request.

What you need to apply

Should you wish to apply, please click the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this advertisement. Your application should include:

  • Your resume
  • A brief cover letter (no more than two pages) explaining how you meet the Key Selection Criteria, which are included in the Position Description (attached).

Reasonable adjustments are available throughout the recruitment process upon request.

Applications must be received by 20 June 2024.

DTF will conduct an initial selection process, assessing all applications to find candidates with suitable experience and qualifications for DTF boards. Then there will be a secondary specific selection process for individual positions on particular boards (as they become available), using the pool of candidates deemed suitable in the initial process. Successful candidates will be matched to boards according to interest, skills, experience and existing board composition. If you do not wish to be considered for one or more boards please note this in your cover letter.

If you would like help understanding this document or would like to receive it in another format, please contact Bernard Gastin, Executive Director, Department of Treasury and Finance at, or by using the National Relay Service on 133 677.

Data collection and privacy

You do not have to disclose any personal information if you do not want to, but it can help us understand how we can support you through the recruitment process and beyond. We invite you to tell us if you identify as Aboriginal, a person with disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQA+ or a young person, aged 25 years old or less.

If you identify as part of any of the aforementioned cohorts and would like to discuss how we can support you through the recruitment process, then please indicate so in your application.

The collection and handling of this information will be consistent with the requirements of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

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