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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10718436
Australian Financial Security Authority Closing date: Sunday, 14 January 2018
Job Title: Assistant Director – Insolvency & Trustee Services
Division: Insolvency & Trustee Services
Section: Estate Administration (EA) Complex
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $96,644 - $113,766
Location: Hobart - TAS; Melbourne - VIC
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 30015 | NP
Agency Website:

Job Description


AFSA actively promotes flexibility with working options in this role.
We encourage flexible work patterns to support your family commitments and personal interests.

• Lead a team delivering an operational function within AFSA’s Insolvency & Trustee Services
• Establish a high performing team with a particular focus on capability building and staff development
• Permanent opportunity based in Melbourne or Hobart

About AFSA
The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) is an executive agency in the Attorney General’s portfolio. We are responsible for the administration and regulation of the personal insolvency system, trustee services and the administration of the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR). We support the flow of capital into the Australian economy and promote transparency and predictability of outcomes within the financial sector.

About the Role
AFSA seeks an Assistant Director, Insolvency & Trustee Services to lead and develop a skilled team responsible for managing complex insolvency matters. You will be responsible for fostering an environment that focusses on delivering excellent client outcomes, drives innovation, and motivates our people to achieve their best. You will ensure effective and efficient service delivery in accordance with established policies, procedures and good governance principles. You will be joining a collaborative and high performing team within a major operational division of AFSA.

• Lead a skilled team that manage complex cases and insolvency matters
• Establish, develop and maintain a high performing and engaged team
• Provide technical insolvency guidance and direction to the team
• Analyse and resolve complex case related issues and enquiries
• Develop business processes with a focus on client centricity and effective business outcomes
• Manage operational risks and report on compliance and quality frameworks
• Build and maintain effective internal and external stakeholder/client relationships
• Assess, approve and issue insolvency related applications

About You
• Strong insolvency experience or excellent legislative interpretation and application skills
• Able to lead teams and achieve business outcomes
• Ability to collaborate and engage with internal and external stakeholders
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• An accounting, law, business or equivalent tertiary qualification
• Professional membership with CPAA, ICAA or similar bodies will be well regarded

AFSA value diversity, employee well-being and foster an environment where different perspectives and capabilities are recognised. We promote flexible work options and are committed to providing an environment that values diversity and supports staff to reach their full potential.


Please note that this opportunity is open to all eligible members of the community.

Normally only Australian citizens are eligible for employment, although non-citizens may be appointed where they are prepared to take necessary steps to seek citizenship as a condition of employment.

To satisfy character requirements all AFSA employees must undergo a police records check.

Where a person has received a redundancy benefit from APS agency employment and their corresponding redundancy benefit period has not expired, they may be ineligible for employment.


Note: Email applications should clearly state your name, the position title and location in the subject line.
Your application will be assessed against work related qualities and essential capabilities of the position and must include:
• A completed application cover sheet
• A current resume
• A covering letter (2 pages max) stating why you are interested in the position, how your skills and experience make you the best person for the position and what value you can add to AFSA and the Insolvency and Trustee Services division

Candidates may be required to undergo psychometric and/or work sample testing as part of this selection process.

To Apply

Position Contact: Dipen Mitra, (03) 8631 4807
Apply Address:
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS01-Thu - 04 Jan 2018 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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