Unit Manager Appeals and Prosecutions

$115,214 yearly
  • Whittlesea City Council
  • Whittlesea VIC, Australia
  • 05 Aug, 2022
Full time Executive and Management Legal Services

Job Description

Position No: 3074
Division: Emergency Management & Pandemic Recovery
Location: Northern Suburbs
Work Type: Permanent - Full Time

Permanent Full-Time
Band 8
$115,214 + Super + RDO + Flexible Working

About Us

The City of Whittlesea is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Australia. As a local government organisation, we play a pivotal role in the everyday lives of our community. Our vision is to make Whittlesea 2040: A Place For All by ensuring our residents can enjoy access to local services, facilities and infrastructure.

Our staff are passionate, skilled and diverse, providing a great environment to work in and succeed.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager of Emergency Management & Regulatory Programs, this position is responsible for developing and ensuring that Council has a fully integrated infringement, appeals and prosecution management framework aligned to statutory and organisational requirements. It will be responsible to develop numerous business documents of strategic importance including a Code of Practice, and Appeals Review Guideline, while responsible for the management of the Council’s digital infringement system.

This position will lead Council’s Appeals and Prosecutions Team to ensure Council is fully prepared and can fulfil its legislative and organisational responsibilities in infringement management, appeals and prosecution, as well as working with the community and key stakeholders.

This position is also required to provide business support and leadership through direct involvement with regulatory enforcement service units relating to prosecutions and infringement management, and it is to ensure Council is fully prepared for reviews and audits and can fulfil its legislative responsibilities. The position will be the nominated Alternate Organisational Representative for the Department of Transports Information Protection Agreement, responsible to ensure that the Council conforms with this agreement.

About you

You will bring and test new thinking about how Council’s appeals and prosecution can be used most effectively to deliver community benefit.  

You will have demonstrated experience and a proven track record in:

  • Creating and developing high-performing teams to deliver on objectives in a complex operating environment.
  • Successfully delivering quality programs and services and leading change initiatives.
  • Developing strong partnerships, relationships, and buy-in across a diverse organisation, and community.
  • Working collaboratively with leadership, stakeholders, staff, community, and the legal / enforcement sector, including the Magistrates Court and other jurisdictions.

You are experienced in regulatory enforcement or prosecution/legal sector and ideally will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Tertiary qualifications in legal studies or law enforcement, combined with substantial relevant experience.
  • Highly developed strategic and critical thinking ability, capable of applying creativity and innovation to identify options and generate solutions to complex issues.
  • Both a team player and a leader; able to work in and inspire multi-disciplinary teams and build strong internal and external networks.
  • Proven ability to prepare concise and clearly written reports and explain complex matters to a diverse range of audiences.
  • Proven ability to develop, motivate and inspire staff and support cultural change.

Want to know more?

For more information about this position please access a copy of the position description via the link below or If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact Andrew Mason, Manager Emergency Management and Regulatory Programs, on 9217 2095.

To apply for this position, you must address the Core and Leadership Capabilities outlined in the Position Description in your cover letter. Please note, that applications that do not address the Core and Leadership Capabilities may not be considered.

Applications close at 11.45 pm on 14 August 2022

Applications and interviews will take place as suitable candidates are identified.

Please note all applicants must apply online, and no late applications will be accepted.

* You must have the right to live and work in Australia to be eligible for this vacancy.

At the City of Whittlesea, we value diversity and appreciate everyone’s strengths. We are an equal opportunity employer and committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects our municipality. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, people with a disability and people identifying as LGBTIQ. The City of Whittlesea is also a Child Safe employer.

In line with the directions issued by Victoria's Chief Health Officer, all roles at the Council require staff to be mandatorily vaccinated to perform duties and/or deliver services to the community. Therefore, if you are successful in the selection process, you will be required to provide evidence of an approved Covid-19 vaccination or authorised medical exemption.

Council is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that encourages employees to participate, without discrimination, in both work-related and other activities conducted within a work context, with the support of workplace adjustments. Where possible, the Council will identify and resolve potential barriers to the recruitment and employment of people with disabilities within the organisation.

If you require a workplace adjustment to support you during the interview process, please email human.resources@whittlesea.vic.gov.au with your request outlining your preferred method of contact. Workplace adjustment (also known as “reasonable adjustment”) is defined as: “Whatever is considered necessary and achievable to enable an employee to perform their job role efficiently and to the best of their abilities”. A Workplace adjustment can be requested at any stage in the recruitment process and/or as a part of the employment of an individual.

Job Closing Date

14 Aug, 2022