Director National Compliance Services - Contract (up to 3 years)

About the NHVR

The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) commenced operations in 2013 as a national entity responsible for regulating all vehicles in Australia over 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass. Located in Brisbane, the NHVR minimises the compliance burden on the heavy vehicle transport industry, reduces duplication and inconsistencies across state and territory borders, and ultimately for the heavy vehicle business with government in Australia.

About the role

The Director National Compliance Services will lead the direction of the national compliance services activities across the growing footprint of NHVR jurisdictions including heavy vehicle national compliance operations planning, operational policy management and enforcement activities to ensure a safe and compliant heavy vehicle industry.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Manage the delivery of goals, objectives and priorities of the heavy vehicle compliance and operational functions across multiple States through developing, leading and directing a co-ordinated program to ensure the effective and cost efficient compliance of the heavy vehicle industry.
  • Build strong strategic relationships with enforcement partners, other government agencies and industry to ensure optimum heavy vehicle compliance and enforcement outcomes are achieved.
  • Lead the development and delivery of national compliance operations that are intelligence led and risk based through the utilisation of data and the development of positive partnerships across associated entities.
  • Provide high quality strategic advice, analysis, information and guidance to executive management, and the Board, regarding current and future operational compliance issues and developments and potential implications to organisational policies and strategic plans.
  • Articulates and communicates a clear, compelling and future-oriented vision for Compliance Services at a national level that contributes to the outcomes of the national Heavy Vehicle Regulator.
  • Provide high level support for the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Regional Directors in influencing and developing cross jurisdictional compliance policy and programs whilst providing key leadership in managing and coordinating cross border issues.
  • Provide leadership to staff, clients and others in the achievement of difficult and sometimes conflicting objectives, model professional and ethical behaviour, even in times of crisis, and exemplify personal drive and integrity.
  • Develop and maintain a positive workplace culture that is in alignment with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulators values.
  • Resolve complex operational and strategic issues with innovative solutions that are consistent with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulators objectives and national heavy vehicle reform policy.
  • Negotiate with influence with stakeholders to ensure the National Heavy Vehicle Regulators interests are well represented.
  • Govern contracts with third party service providers to ensure value for money services are delivered on behalf of the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator. Considers emerging trends, identifies long-term cross business operational improvement opportunities and balances organisational requirements with desired regulatory outcomes.
  • Ensure a high standard of customer service is delivered for internal and external clients within a quality and risk management framework.
  • Champion a risk management culture.
  • Ensure all risks within your area of control are captured, assessed and appropriately controlled in accordance with the NHVR risk management framework.

Skills and Capabilities

  • Proven leadership skills which contribute to the achievement of organisational outcomes and foster and develop the capabilities of employees and other leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and deliver quality outcomes in a complex reform environment within required timeframes and budgets.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the key policy and strategic issues surrounding national heavy vehicle regulatory compliance services.
  • Highly developed conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to apply sound judgement to decision making.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain credible and productive relationships within the organisation and across a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead and manage people and teams in a complex change environment.
  • Ability to engender a culture of collaboration, accountability, transparency and achievement with a commitment to achieving desired outcomes.
  • Highly developed written, oral and interpersonal skills appropriate to senior levels of government and industry, including clear and concise analysis and expression of complex ideas and issues.
  • NOTE: Some out of hours work and intrastate/interstate travel necessitating overnight absences will be required.

Qualifications and Experience

Highly Regarded:

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in managing and leading a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field.
  • The ability to handle confidential and sensitive material and adhere to all relevant guidelines in relation to confidentiality, disclosure of information, impartiality and conflict of interest.
  • Demonstrated high-level leadership, people management and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the heavy vehicle regulatory environment and
    inter-relationships between state and territory governments and the NHVR.
  • Demonstrated success in negotiating outcomes in a complex national reform context

Application Process

If this role sounds ideal for you and you are looking to make a difference to the Heavy Vehicle industry, we welcome your application!

All you need to do is to submit your application via our advertisement on SEEK, providing:

A current copy of your curriculum vitae or resume, including:

  • Your best contact details - email and phone
  • Your employment history, key roles and what you were responsible for
  • What you have achieved

A covering letter outlining your knowledge, skills and abilities relevant to the key responsibilities/ accountabilities of the role. As a guide, this document should be no longer than two pages.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo criminal history and background checks.  All NHVR employees are required to comply with legislative and regulatory requirements and the NHVR policies and management standards.

Applications will remain current for 12 months.

Applications close Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 5.00 pm AEST

10/03/2020 $0 Brisbane 1 CEO & General Management
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