• Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

Executive Director of Corporate Services, Sydney

ByChad J. Johnson

Jun 20, 2022

Lead and provide strategic direction to the Corporate Services and Governance Branch with responsibility for delivering a range of enabling services. Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney CBD locations.

  • Competitive compensation
  • SES Band 1 – ongoing
  • CBD location of Canberra, Melbourne or Sydney

Australian Law Enforcement Integrity Commission

The Australian Law Enforcement Integrity Commission (ACLEI) is an independent agency within the portfolio of the Attorney General, established to assist the Integrity Commissioner in carrying out his responsibilities to detect, investigate and preventing acts of corruption in Australian government agencies with law enforcement functions. . The Integrity Commissioner has broad powers, including the ability to hold coercive hearings, and ACLEI investigative staff can use a range of law enforcement powers to assist in the Commissioner’s investigations to integrity.

At ACLEI, we seek the best. Attracting and supporting smart, innovative and committed people is key to ensuring that ACLEI is well placed to undertake its critical work. We work in a complex and dynamic environment where exceptional judgment and an ability to achieve results are essential.

ACLEI is currently undergoing a process of organizational transformation in preparation for the formation of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, of which ACLEI will be part. It’s an exciting time to join our agency, and we’re looking for exceptional people who can lead, manage, cooperate and successfully execute a wide range of corporate and operational functions, to support us in this transformation.

A key component of ACLEI’s leadership culture is our understanding and commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive environment to bring out the best in our people. You will find that ACLEI is a supportive and inclusive workplace.

About the role

Reporting to the Deputy Commissioner for Integrity and part of the ACLEI leadership team, the Executive Director of Corporate Services will lead and provide strategic direction to the Corporate Services and Governance Branch with responsibility for provide a range of enabling services, including:

• Finances (including purchases)
• People and culture
• Governance (performance and reporting)
• Risk and quality assurance
• Audit (internal and external)
• Information and communication technologies
• Archive and knowledge management
• Security (physical, information, personnel and security governance)
• Prevention of corruption
• Communication (internal and external)
• Real estate services
• Corporate policies and processes.

This role includes helping to develop individuals within the branch, supporting ACLEI to contribute to policy development, medium and long term planning and ensuring effective management of financial resources within of the branch.

About you

As Executive Director of Corporate Services, you will play a key role in the strategic leadership of ACLEI and provide day-to-day management of the corporate services branch and governance.

The successful candidate will be an exceptional leader to guide ACLEI through a dynamic period of expansion and change. You will have substantial senior management and leadership experience in providing high-level strategic advice and guidance across a wide range of functions, as well as proven experience in managing complex resources and workloads , defining priorities and coordinating several teams to obtain results often within short deadlines. A proven ability to provide impartial and direct evidence-based advice and to challenge important issues with diplomacy and tact is an important part of this role, requiring highly developed communication skills and demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining relationships with colleagues and key external stakeholders.

Your leadership style should be collaborative and engender trust and respect across the agency and when working with stakeholders. It will be important to be able to foster a positive work culture, exercise positive influence, lead by example and bring a strong commitment to public service.


• Citizenship – applicants must be an Australian citizen.
• Security Clearance – This is a Designated Security Assessment Position (DSAP). The occupant of this position must obtain and maintain an AGSVA security clearance at Negative Vetting 1.
• Police Check – successful applicants must undergo a mandatory check by the Australian Federal Police.
• Suitability Assessment – ​​a rigorous pre-employment character and integrity screening process that can be intrusive in nature, including (but not limited to) detailed background, character, employment and finance.
• Probation – a period of probation will apply to any new ongoing appointment to the Australian Public Service.

Benefits of working for ACLEI

We offer attractive rewards and benefits to eligible employees, including:

• Competitive pay rates and a 15.4% retirement pension
• 14 weeks paid parental leave
• 3 days of additional paid vacation between Christmas and New Year
• flexible working arrangements such as part-time work, flexible working hours and technology to support working from home and similar arrangements
• an option to purchase additional leave, up to 4 weeks per year
• access to wage sacrifice
• access to study assistance.

Applications Close

Sunday, July 3, 2022 at 11:30 p.m. (AEST).