Director, Strategic Policy and Projects (SES1)

Job posted: 19/07/2021
Applications close: 02/08/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Fixed term executive contract until 25 July 2022

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $199,014 - $257,111

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DH/RP/514661

Reference: VG/DH/RP/514661

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.


The Director, Strategic Policy and Projects is responsible for leading complex, time-limited projects relating to health system reform and improvement work, providing flexible and specialised executive leadership to a broad range of issues within the department.  The Director will be supported to undertake these projects by a team of staff drawn from across the branch, identifying and utilising the best match of staff skills to the project parameters and goals to ensure success.

The Director will bring key executive capabilities to projects including forming and managing project teams, navigating new and different authorising environments, brokering agreement across areas, communicating effectively to senior executives and government and quickly comprehending new and complex material.

The Director leads a unit comprising several teams, and provides executive oversight, people management, capability development and wellbeing support for staff.

Are you

  • An innovative and strategic thinker, with experience in tackling complex problems?
  • Expert at working with diverse internal and external senior stakeholders to influence and negotiate to improve outcomes?
  • An experienced leader of people and projects who is focused on achieving health and wellbeing outcomes for all Victorians?


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, Strategic Policy and Projects (SES1)

Job type:

Full time / Fixed term executive contract until 25 July 2022

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Sarah Nesbitt | m. 0438 314 108

Director, Strategic Policy and Projects (SES1)