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Director, Health Workforce Policy (SES1)

Job posted: 12/05/2022
Applications close: 26/05/2022 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Until 31 December 2022

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $199,014 - $257,111

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DH/CSI/416246A

Reference: VG/DH/CSI/416246A

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $199,014 - $257,111

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.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director, Health Workforce Policy will play a critical leadership role in overseeing the delivery of high-quality strategic advice on the critical issues affecting the future of the health workforce, focusing on high value initiatives that will strengthen the health system and drive improvements in quality and safety.

The Director will identify emerging workforce issues and trends, bring together evidence and research, maintain strong relationships with key workforce partners, develop strategic policy options to address emerging issues and wider government reform priorities, and plan and deliver specific policy initiatives, such as legislative change or other election commitments to address workforce risks and challenges.

Are you

  • Able to demonstrate high level strategic thinking and policy development?
  • Experienced in working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders across a range of settings including government, unions, peak organisations and health service delivery agencies?
  • Skilled in navigating a complex political environment and balancing short-term and long-term objectives of government?

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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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, Health Workforce Policy (SES1)

Job type:

Full time / Until 31 December 2022

Job classification:

SES1

Contact:

Judy Sutherland | (03) 9096 2306

Director, Health Workforce Policy (SES1)