Chief of Staff

CBD & Inner Suburbs
CEO & General Management
General/Business Unit Manager
Full time
Posted 12d ago

At V/Line we are committed to helping people get to where they want to go.  Whether that’s getting our customers to their destination or our people to their dream career.  With a diverse range of roles, we have a passion for helping our people be their best. Let us get you there with free myki travel.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, could you be our new Chief of Staff?


About the role

  • Provide trusted strategic and tactical advice to the CEO regarding any matter the CEO should be aware of that impacts V/Line’s performance and reputation
  • Assist the CEO in his/her role as Chair of the Executive Leadership Team, through providing briefings, setting agendas, etc
  • Lead the Corporate Affairs Team to provide the full range of communications, media, and public affairs services 
  • Build constructive relationship with key stakeholders, design the V/Line approach, and provide oversight of stakeholder engagement across all divisions
  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Assistant to the CEO to ensure the smooth operation of the CEO Office and the effective use of the CEO’s time

About you

  • Demonstrated senior experience in a high intensity and complex organisation setting that requires fast action and significant business and political insight
  • Ability to provide strategic and tactical advice to a CEO or similar senior official
  • Proven ability to lead a team of communications specialists
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with a broad range of stakeholders
  • An understanding of the nuances of public sector environments 
  • Demonstrated high level ethical and integrity standards
  • Ability to lead a small team of professional communications and public affairs staff
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or equivalent experience


What we can offer

  • Workplace flexibility
  • Personal Development
  • Commitment to culture
  • Inclusive environment
  • Career opportunities
  • Contribute to connecting Victorians
  • Free Myki travel
  • Paid Parental leave


The successful applicant will be paid commensurate with experience.  The selection process may include aptitude assessments, a behavioural event interview, and probity (police) check. 


To apply for this position, please click ‘Apply for this Position' below. 


V/Line is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and we welcome applicants from any background.  We value diversity and are continuously working towards creating a flexible and inclusive environment that is representative of the Victorian community.

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