Director, Intergovernmental Relations (SES1)

Job posted: 19/11/2020
Applications close: 03/12/2020 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Ten (10) month executive employment contract

Organisation: Department of Health and Human Services

Salary: $192,800 - $249,700

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DHHS/SP/375619D

Reference: VG/DHHS/SP/375619D

Occupation: Executive Management

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

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building 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 vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on DiversityInclusion@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination.

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000 / Remote working
Position Summary:

The Director, Intergovernmental Relations is responsible for the provision of strategic advice to the Secretary, other senior executives and Ministers on interjurisdictional health and human services policy issues, including the negotiation of funding agreements with the Commonwealth. This includes developing and pursuing a strategic approach to interjurisdictional matters through sound analysis, innovative thinking and collaborative engagement at the national and state level to influence national policy agendas, and support Victoria's role in relation to national bodies.

In the current state of emergency, the Director, Intergovernmental Relations oversees the department's advice on all COVID-19 public health items considered by National Cabinet.  Intergovernmental Relations also supports Ministers, the Secretary and the Associate Secretary to engage in intergovernmental forums that relate directly to the national COVID-19 response, across the health, disability, aged care and community services portfolios. 

Previous candidates will be considered and not need to re-apply.


How to Apply:

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

Please note:

  • Executive appointments are subject to pre-employment conduct screening

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Careers Page. This page provides information on the department's recruitment and pre-employment screening processes.  Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/

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.

Director, Intergovernmental Relations (SES1)

Job type:

Full time / Ten (10) month executive employment contract

Job classification:



Amity Durham, Deputy Secretary | 9096 5550

Director, Intergovernmental Relations (SES1)