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Manager Diversity Equity and Inclusion (VPSG6)

Job posted: 14/05/2024
Applications close: 28/05/2024 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $130,673 - $174,869

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/1794255

Reference: VG/1794255

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869

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 all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.

About the role: 

Reporting to the Director Policy, Equity and Prevention, the Manager Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will lead a team to drive reform-wide approaches ensuring equity, inclusion and responsiveness to the needs of diverse communities. The Manager will also respond to and coordinate Mental Health and Wellbeing input into WoG/State-wide policy development and action plans and support the Division to be inclusive of diverse communities needs in the design, development, delivery and monitoring of mental health and wellbeing programs and services.

About us: 

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.  

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all. 

How you'll make a difference:

The Manager will operate in a complex and demanding environment, requiring capacity to exercise sound judgement, liaise effectively with senior executives and build relationships with key people, particularly working in partnership with the Diverse Communities sector (CALD, Disability and LGBTIQ+) to support their engagement with the mental health reforms.

Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  • Provide timely expert advice and develop open and effective communication strategies including collection of highly complex, contentious or sensitive information on matters of staff or business.
  • Review, prepare, and present detailed, comprehensive reports, briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex policy and operational issues as well as preparing regular and ad hoc reports and correspondence.
  • Strategically design and develop the delivery of departmental objectives that impact significant localised service delivery and meet statewide departmental and government objectives and community expectations.
  • Maintain an understanding of issues impacting the department's clients and investigate and lead critical projects that develop and review policies, professional standards and operating practices that enhance service delivery, budget effectiveness, efficiency and improved client outcomes. 
  • Forge strong connections across the department and with external stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach. 
  • Identify and actively manage emerging issues and areas of risk for government, department and the community
  • Provide strategic thinking and future planning and oversee change management initiatives and integrated approaches to enhance compliance with department-wide policies
  • Provide timely expert advice and develop open and effective communication strategies including collection of highly complex, contentious or sensitive information on matters of staff or business.
  • Review, prepare, and present detailed, comprehensive reports, briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex policy and operational issues as well as preparing regular and ad hoc reports and correspondence.
  • Work with senior management to set and achieve key performance indicators and standards. 
  • Effectively supervise and provide leadership to a team of employees by:

    • leading and supporting individuals to achieve their potential and contribution to organisational goals and outcomes
    • modelling behaviours integral to good people management and departmental values
    • where relevant, managing and monitoring specific improvement objectives in annual improvement plans relating to the area of responsibility
    • pro-actively building and maintaining positive relationships with peers and stakeholders across the organisation
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact clients and the department's ability to deliver, or facilitate the delivery of, effective support and services

To learn more please view the Position Description

What we offer: 

  • The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
  • A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
  • A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply: 

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Click the ‘Apply' button to view further information about the role including key contact details and the advertisement closing date. 

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. We continue to build 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 all Victorians. 

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at inclusion@health.vic.gov.au. Please view our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of 3 vaccinations against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy

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 JSE rather than via external advertisement. 

Manager Diversity Equity and Inclusion (VPSG6)

Job type:

Full time / 12 months

Job classification:

VPSG6

Contact:

Kellie Horton | 0407 325 764

Manager Diversity Equity and Inclusion (VPSG6)