Director Licensing Services

Department of Mines, Industry, Regulations and Safety

Location: Cannington

Job Type: Full time


The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is looking for a motivated and results driven senior executive who will lead and actively promote strategies, policies and systems that support strategic direction of the Department and its Licensing Services Division.

This opportunity is a Senior Executive Service (SES) role for a fixed term, full-time appointment for up to five (5) years.

Please note: the advertisement period for this vacancy has been extended to close at 4.00pm on Tuesday, 13 June 2023 (WST).

About us

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) supports a safe, fair and responsible future for the Western Australian community, industry and resources sector.

We lead with integrity, deliver on commitments, strive for excellence, and look for better ways of doing things.

Underlying everything we do are our values of being respectful, responsive, forward-thinking, transparent, fair, and ethical – these are driven by our staff who make DMIRS a success.

To learn more about the Department and what we have to offer, please visit our website.

About you

We are looking for an experienced, dynamic and strategic leader, who is able to manage competing priorities, drive and implement significant and innovative change and deliver superior customer and stakeholder outcomes.

The Director Licensing Services will be leading teams responsible for a wide range of licensing activities, including building and energy, WorkSafe, high risk work, dangerous goods and consumer protection.

Experience in establishing and maintaining effective partnerships, networks and forums with key internal and external stakeholders will be critical. In this role you will use your highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate and negotiate with key regulators, other public sector agencies, the private sector and other stakeholders.

Excellent leadership skills and proven experience in creating, leading and motivating high performing teams will also be required, along with strategic program and project management experience and the skills required to work within a complex legislative environment.

You will be working with the Executive Director Service Delivery to meet the Department’s objectives and drive reform and digital transformation of licensing services to deliver better outcomes for the community. This is an exciting time to join DMIRS and help shape the future of occupational and industry licensing in Western Australia.

This position is primarily located in Cannington, but the successful candidate will have the opportunity to visit the Department’s metropolitan and regional locations.

Need further info?

Click on the Job Description Form (JDF) above or contact Linda Sperring, Executive Director Service Delivery on (08) 6251 2511 for further job related information.

Ready to join our team?

Please submit a detailed CV and covering letter of no more than three (3) pages outlining the skills, experience and abilities that make you suitable for the role in the context of the job requirements set out in the JDF and the description above.

Click ‘Apply for job’ below, complete the online application form and attach the documentation requested above.

You can also contact Rebecca Saini, A/Coordinator Recruitment on (08) 6251 1514 or email for information about employment conditions and the application process.

All requirements, capabilities and pre-employment checks listed on the attached JDF will be assessed as part of the selection process. This includes a National Police Check and a pre-employment Conflict of Interest declaration.

Other benefits

  • Great work/life balance through flexible working arrangements and leave options.
  • Opportunities for professional development.
  • An award-winning Health and Wellbeing program.
  • Salary packaging options.

Supporting a diverse workforce

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve and inclusive culture where all employees feel valued, respected and connected. Our workforce's diversity is our strength; it enhances our ability to be forward-thinking and responsive in the services we deliver to the Western Australian community.

Suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability and youth may be given priority consideration over non diversity group applicants to achieve public sector outcomes. People with disability will be provided with reasonable adjustments in our recruitment processes and in the workplace.

To keep up to date on activities and opportunities within the department you can follow us on Linked.

Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other "similar" vacancies for appointment (permanent, fixed term, full-time or part time) throughout the department for the next twelve (12) months.

CLOSING DATE: 4.00pm on Tuesday 13 June 2023 (WST)

Your application submission must be complete by the closing time, applications that are in progress or submitted after this time will not be accepted. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is submitted on time.

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