Executive Director and Chief Analytics Officer (SES2)

Job posted: 08/03/2023
Applications close: 26/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 5 years

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $267,446 - $384,540

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DH/VAHI/511642

Reference: VG/DH/VAHI/511642

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $267,446 - $384,540

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.


  • Impact the wellbeing and health of all Victorians  
  • Bring a reputation as a Trusted Adviser and Advocate
  • Collaborate and influence across the organisation and the health sector


The Chief Analytics Officer is the leading advocate for enabling data analytics across the Department of Health and the broader sector to drive innovation, efficiency, and continuous learning. This is delivered through authentic people leadership and stakeholder engagement that generates enthusiasm, commitment, and capacity building.  

Reporting to the CEO, Dr Lance Emerson, you will deliver outcomes focused analytics and insights that inform better decision-making, across the sector and represent the department across various external networks. This role has strategic oversight of the Centre for Victorian Data Linkage, Analytics Strategy Unit and the Data and Analytics Fellowship program. The role also oversees analytic strategy and support, and system performance, safety, and quality functions.

Success requires an outward focused leader that brings lateral thinking and promotes new ways of working, with the ability to ‘join the dots' for stakeholders and provides sector wide thought leadership and continuous improvement.

You will have proven senior leadership of analytics teams in, for example, government, health sector, educational and research institutes, and/or the private sector. A relevant undergraduate degree is required, however a master's degree or PhD in analytics, data science, biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, informatics, or related field is preferred.

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 up-to-date with their vaccinations 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.


For more information about this impactful role, please refer to the attached Position Description or call David Baber at Fisher Leadership +61 1300 347 437 for a confidential discussion.

To apply - please go to fisherleadership.com and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE' using reference DOHied0323, please submit your cover letter that includes your motivation, resume and a statement of your experience and suitability for the role capturing key selection criteria.

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.health.vic.gov.au>