Director, Healthcare Workforce Safety and Wellbeing (SES1)

Job posted: 10/06/2021
Applications close: 27/06/2021 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Fixed term contract until 30 June 2022

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $192,800 - $249,700

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DH/CSI/590301

Reference: VG/DH/CSI/590301

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $192,800 - $249,700

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, Healthcare Workforce Safety and Wellbeing leads the design and delivery of a range of policy and program initiatives with a focus on strengthening the health workforce response across Victoria.

This includes identifying and implementing surge workforce models to meet new demands due to COVID-19 activities and increased activity within the health system, as well as occupational health and safety policies, and programs specific to general safety issues, fatigue management, occupational violence and aggression, and respiratory protections (fit-testing) to protect workers from COVID-19 infections.

Key functions of the position include leading high-profile collaborative research and problem solving across disciplines, peak bodies and organisations ensuring solutions are quickly implemented and consider system impacts. The unit is also responsible for supporting the department's COVID response through workforce specific input and communications and engagement with the health sector.

Are you a problem solver with:

  • Experience in leading people and projects, with demonstrated ability to manage day-to-day deliverables and longer-term improvements and reform?
  • Skills in navigating a complex political environment?
  • Expertise in working collaboratively with diverse internal and external stakeholders across a range of settings including government, training organisations, peak bodies and health service delivery agencies?
  • A leader with a strong record of achievement in health sector improvement, project management and implementation?


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

Please note: 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 a 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>

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Director, Healthcare Workforce Safety and Wellbeing (SES1)

Job type:

Full time / Fixed term contract until 30 June 2022

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Ross Broad | m. 0437 803 095

Director, Healthcare Workforce Safety and Wellbeing (SES1)