Business Partner (VPSG6)

Job posted: 07/05/2024
Applications close: 21/05/2024 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ongoing

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $130,673 - $174,869

Occupation: Finance

Reference: VG/DH/HFFI/1792842

Reference: VG/DH/HFFI/1792842

Occupation: Finance

Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.

About the role: 

The Business Partner sits in the Health Funding, Finance and Investment division, and is responsible for the relationship between HFFI and another division/s.  Maintaining oversight of how effectively Health Funding, Finance and Investment division branches service the rest of the Department, you will develop solutions and strategies to address needs of your division, while also providing intelligence to HFFI to meet upcoming priorities in your division and identify business improvement opportunities to uplift capability.

Managing competing priorities from stakeholders, business partners will need subject matter familiarity, high-level diagnostic and strategic capabilities, exceptional stakeholder engagement skills, and highly developed prioritisation capacity.

Familiarity with Health Funding, Finance and Investment functions broadly, and/or familiarity with these functions in supported division(s), is highly desirable. Experience in public sector finance would be highly regarded.

About us: 

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.  

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. 

How you'll make a difference:

Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate:

Knowledge and skills

  1. Diagnosis: Strong ability to accurately diagnose root causes of business inefficiencies, gaps, duplications and risks.  This will include business process, legislative obligations and human components. 
  2. Communication: Strong critical analysis and reporting skills, high attention to detail, excellent writing skills and experience in managing stakeholder relationships. Highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills, with an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, provide advice on processes and policy and work effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders. The ability to express opinions, information and key points clearly and concisely via effective verbal and written communication.
  3. Policy skills: Formulates and communicates policy options and recommendations; keeps up-to-date with a broad range of contemporary issues; scans for links and potential implications of proposed policy options; liaises with stakeholders. Understanding of legislative process and ability to interpret and apply legislation.
  4. Problem solving: Seeks all relevant information for problem-solving; liaises with stakeholders; analyses issues from different perspectives and draws sound inferences from information available; identifies and proposes workable solutions to problems; implements solutions, evaluates effectiveness and adjusts actions as required.
  5. Systems thinking Diagnoses trends, obstacles, and opportunities in the internal and external environment; understand the linkages between natural systems and communities to inform policy; conceptualises and defines the systems working within the organisation
  6. Self-management: Plans and prioritises work to ensure outcomes are achieved, resists the temptation to react immediately without taking time to think things through, uses strengths to contribute constructively and consciously manages the impact of own weaknesses, anticipates own reactions to situations and prepares accordingly.

Personal qualities

  1. Integrity: Committed to the public interest; operates in a manner that is consistent with the organisation's code of conduct; inspires trust by treating all individuals fairly.
  2. Initiative and accountability: Proactive and self-starting; seizes opportunities and acts upon them; takes responsibility for own actions. Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities with the ability to meet deadlines while working in pressured situations.
  3. Creativity and innovation: Generates new ideas; draws on a range of information sources to identify new ways of doing things; actively influences events and promotes ideas; translates creative ideas into workplace improvements; reflects on experience and is open to new ways to improve practice.
  4. Teamwork: Cooperates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals; collaborates and shares information; shows consideration, concern and respect for others' feelings and ideas; accommodates and works well with the different working styles of others; encourages resolution of conflict within group.


CPA or CA or other equivalent accounting qualification and membership will also be highly regarded. Experience in public sector finance would be highly regarded.

Technical expertise

  • Experience in public sector finance would be highly regarded..

To learn more please click ‘Apply' to view the Position Description on the Careers.vic website. 

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply: 

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Click the ‘Apply' button to view further information about the role including key contact details and the advertisement closing date. 

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. We continue to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of all Victorians. 

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at inclusion@health.vic.gov.au. Please view our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through JSE rather than via external advertisement. 

Business Partner (VPSG6)

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Full time / Ongoing

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Scott O'Keeffe | scott.okeeffe@health.vic.gov.au

Business Partner (VPSG6)