Executive Director Regulatory Practice and Advice

Senior executive band 2 role
Exciting newly created role
Make an impact that matters


About the role
Play a pivotal role in shaping the future of flourishing environments, economies and communities in NSW. We are proud to be recruiting for our newly created opportunity within the EPA. This role leads the Regulatory Practice and Advice Division in the development and implementation of regulatory strategies, to build organisational and individual capability in modern environmental regulation. The division is also responsible for providing technical advice to operational teams to protect human health and the environment.


The Executive Director Regulatory Practice and Advice will provide expert advice to the Chief Executive Officer and divisional executives in relation to regulatory practice, emerging environmental issues of concern, areas for reform and continuous improvement.

In this role, you will drive the high- level and strategic advice to the Chief Executive Officer, the EPA Board and the Minister on the future direction of protecting the environment and human health and the regulation of industry, including regulatory reform and a risk management approach required to optimise environmental outcomes.


This is a high impact role where you will work closely to build strong and established working relationships within the business and also with external key stakeholders.

About you
Tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience are key to success in this position coupled with extensive knowledge and experience of regulatory practice in a government context and demonstrated experience in leading reform, preferably in a regulatory environment.

A proven track record in building relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders will be advantageous, coupled with exceptional communication skills.


About our team
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is the states primary environmental regulator. We work to protect our community and the environment as a leader, partner and protector. Our vision is for New South Wales to have a healthy environment, healthy community and healthy business. We believe healthy ecosystems are the foundation for healthy communities, a healthy economy and for enhancing liveability.


We lead in protecting our air, waterways, land and the health of the community for the future.


We work with communities, government and business to reduce our impact on the environment.


We hold people and organisations to account through licensing, monitoring, regulation and enforcement.


To apply, please submit an updated CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience and capabilities. To be considered you must submit an application via the online application process.


Applications close on Friday 13th December 2019 at 11.55pm. Please note that the EPA will be relocating to Parramatta in early 2020.


Our commitment to flexible working
The Department of Planning, Industry & Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements and encourage our people to explore new ways of working - including part-time, job-share or working from different locations. Everyone can ask about it.


Our commitment to Diversity
The Planning, Industry and Environment Cluster strives to be an inclusive workplace for all people. We recognise that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.

02/12/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 CEO & General Management
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