Director, Adult and Older Adult Service System Design (Service Design 1) (SES1)

Job posted: 02/08/2022
Applications close: 16/08/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Part time / 2 years

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $207,116 - $267,445

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DH/MHW/634709

Reference: VG/DH/MHW/634709

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $207,116 - $267,445

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 Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. 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. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


The Director will lead and oversee critical stakeholder engagement across senior government representatives, the health and community services sector to achieve strong collaboration across Government and the sector in key areas of reform. The role will ensure that a systems approach to service design is applied, critical independencies are, identified and managed so that key projects establish a responsive and integrated mental health and wellbeing system which delivers better outcomes for Victorians.

Are you

  • An experienced executive leader, confident in leading complex design and planning activities with people with lived experience, CEOs and sector leaders
  • Experienced in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders across a range of settings including government and health service delivery agencies 
  • An experienced project manager, able to lead the delivery of complex and innovative programs, using flexible collaborative teams;
  • Keen to foster learning, growth and culture change across the Division and the mental Health and AOD sectors
  • Skilled in facilitating and leading relationships, engaging and influencing internal and external stakeholders around policy and program design and implementation
  • Capable of developing strong and effective partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders, utilising participatory design methodology, and evidence-based approach to service design strategies

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients.  As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment.  This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19.  Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made.  If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

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 https://www.vic.gov.au/jobs-and-skills-exchange rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Director, Adult and Older Adult Service System Design (Service Design 1) (SES1)

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Part time / 2 years

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Amy McDowell | amy.l.mcdowell@health.vic.gov.au

Director, Adult and Older Adult Service System Design (Service Design 1) (SES1)