Health Services Contract Manager (VPSG6)

Job posted: 04/06/2021
Applications close: 20/06/2021 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / until 30 June 2023

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $124,033 - $165,983

Occupation: Procurement

Reference: VG/DJ0814B

Reference: VG/DJ0814B

Occupation: Procurement

Salary Range: $124,033 - $165,983

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

At the Department of Justice and Community Safety, we’re looking for people who want to make a difference. People who take pride in their work. People who get things done. People who are committed to making Victoria a safer place.

We embrace diversity and strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. We’re all about recruiting the best people, regardless of gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or cultural background. If you think you can do the job and would be a good fit for our department, we’d love to hear from you.

The department is committed to the safety and wellbeing of young people and recognises that young peoples’ rights need to be respected, their views welcomed and valued, and their concerns taken seriously and acted upon.

If you require adjustments to the recruitment and selection process, or require an alternative format to any of the application material, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the contact person listed on this ad.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit justice.vic.gov.au/careers

We’re proud of the important work we do across Victoria. Want to be part of it?


  • Utilise your extensive contract management experience to lead and manage complex health contracts across the Corrections Victoria and Youth Justice portfolios.
  • Opportunity to work with a high-performing and passionate team for up to 26 months in the Victorian Public Service.
  • VPS Grade 6: $124,033 - $165,983 per year, plus superannuation.


About us

Justice Health is the business unit of the Department of Justice and Community Safety (DJCS) responsible for the delivery of health services for persons in Victorian prisons and Youth Justice centres. In Victoria, health services to persons in custody are contracted to health service providers and Justice Health manages the relevant health service providers in line with the relevant contract agreement. Justice Health sets the policy and standards for health care in all Victorian prisons and Youth Justice centres and monitors and reviews the performance of health service providers. Justice Health is also responsible for facilitating an integrated approach to health service planning and service delivery, leading health prevention and promotion activities, and facilitating the release of health information to community health care providers, legal representatives and individuals.

Justice Health works in collaboration with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Corrections Victoria (CV), and Youth Justice (YJ) to ensure the effective transition of prisoners and young people back to the community (with particular focus on the health, mental health and AOD needs) and that mental health and alcohol and drug treatment services are provided to offenders on community based orders or parole.


About the role

The Health Services Contract Manager will lead and manage complex health contracts, primarily in relation to the delivery of health, mental health, and/or rehabilitation services to people in custody (and in the community for YJ community orders). The Health Services Contract Manager will be required to monitor provider performance and compliance with the contract, lead regular meetings with contractors and stakeholders to ensure the maintenance of service delivery and lead commercial negotiations with service providers. The Health Services Contract Manager is required to work closely with other key stakeholders both within DJCS and other key stakeholder organisations as is relevant.

As well as these substantive responsibilities, the Health Services Contract Manager will be responsible for managing a Contract Administrator resource, who supports the wider Contract Management Team and the General Manager, Contracts and Performance.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Lead the ongoing contract administration of major and complex Justice Health service contracts, within approved budgets.
  • Lead and actively monitor contractual compliance, including compliance against key performance indicators, and provide high-level strategic and sound commercial advice and recommendations on the appropriate use of contractual options, including sanctions.
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with contracted service providers and other key stakeholders, including conducting regular meetings on operational, financial and contractual issues that may emerge.


About you

To be successful you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating and managing complex high value contracts in a health or human service context (or similar)
  • A strong mix of quantitative and qualitative skills, including planning, budgeting, performance analysis, problem solving, brief and report writing, with strong interpersonal and relationship management competencies.  

A relevant qualification in contract management or a related field is highly desirable. Commercial experience within the Health or Human Services Sector is highly desirable.


How to apply

Please click the Apply button on this advertisement. Applications should include a resume and covering letter. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo pre-employment checks which may include national police checks and misconduct screening.

Health Services Contract Manager (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / until 30 June 2023

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Jason Whakaari | jason.whakaari@justice.vic.gov.au

Health Services Contract Manager (VPSG6)