About the board
The Workplace Injury Commission (WIC) is a statutory authority established under the Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 20213 (WIRC Act).
WIC, the trading name of the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service, provides independent conciliation and arbitration services for the purposes of the WIRC Act and the Accident Compensation Act 1985 (AC Act).
WIC's arbitration service commenced on 1 September 2022, following legislative changes to the WIRC Act. The WIC trading name was introduced at the same time, to reflect the expansion of services.
WIC's Board (Board) is governed by the WIRC Act, the Public Administration Act 2004, and the Financial Management Act 1994.
The Minister for WorkSafe and the TAC (the Minister) is responsible for appointing WIC's Directors and the Board is accountable to the Minister for the performance of WIC.
The Board meets approximately seven times a year and holds additional meetings, as required, to fulfill its duties. In addition, Directors are expected to be on a sub-committee, which meet four times per year. Board meetings are held in person, with sub-committee meetings generally occurring online.
About the role
The Board Director will contribute to the Board’s key responsibilities, including:
- establishing WIC’s strategic direction and monitoring performance against the strategic plan;
- overseeing effective stakeholder engagement and relationship management (including with WorkSafe Victoria) and acting on directions given by the Minister;
- monitoring WIC’s management to achieve its strategic plans and desired culture;
- appointing, reviewing and evaluating the performance of the Chief Executive Officer and monitoring the performance of the Executive Leadership Team;
- approving and monitoring WIC’s risk management strategy;
- reviewing, endorsing and monitoring WIC’s financial management and sustainability; and
- ensuring that WIC has an effective corporate governance structure.
Who we're looking for
The Department of Treasury and Finance is looking for applicants with experience/knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
- dispute resolution and workers’ compensation;
- accounting and finance;
- cyber security, information technology and digital; and/or
- user needs, requirements and behaviour.
Experience and knowledge in strategic governance and risk management, stakeholder management, organisational leadership and strategy development will also be viewed favourably.
The Key Selection Criteria are outlined in full in the Position Description (attached).
A qualification in law, accounting, finance, human resources, psychology, medicine, information technology, commerce and/or business, will be highly regarded.
Successful candidates must demonstrate integrity, objectivity, accountability, collaboration and independent judgement.
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that its boards and committees reflect the diversity of the Victorian community.
We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, women, people with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer people.
What you need to apply
Should you wish to apply, please apply by clicking the ‘Apply now’ button at the bottom of this advertisement. Your application should include:
- Your resume; and
- A brief cover letter (approximately one page) 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 23 November 2023.
A selection panel will assess all applications and interview a short-list of candidates.
If you would like help understanding this document or would like to receive it in another format, phone John Brennan, WIC Board Secretary on 0428 971 126, using the National Relay Service on 133 677.
Data collection and privacy
We invite you to tell us if you identify as Aboriginal, a person with disability, from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, LGBTIQ+ or a young person, aged 25 years old or less.
You are not obliged to disclose this information if you do not want to, but it can help us understand how we can support you through the recruitment process and beyond.
If you identify as any of the above, we welcome the opportunity to discuss with you how we can support you through the recruitment process.
The collection and handling of this information will be consistent with the requirements of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.