Manager, Evidence and Insights Unit, Transformation and Evidence Branch (VPSG6)

Job posted: 14/09/2021
Applications close: 28/09/2021 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $125,893 - $168,473

Occupation: Projects

Reference: VG/DH/MH/1566607

Reference: VG/DH/MH/1566607

Occupation: Projects

Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473

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.

Application Closes: 28 September 2021

Role: Manager, Evidence and Insights Unit, Transformation and Evidence Branch 

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

The Victorian Government Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System Final Report represents a significant opportunity for system wide reform that will require whole-of-government strategic responses. The role of Manager, Evidence and Insights will be responsible for leading a team tasked with providing specialist advice on the availability and suitability of data that measure outcomes and system performance; undertaking relevant data analytics; and performance reporting.

Responsibilities include the delivery of reporting products that synthesise insights from current activity, considerations for refinement of reform implementation, and relevant research and information from multiple evidence sources; leading the development of performance and activity measures for new models of care; and leading a team to support effective translation and subsequent use of evidence for various internal and external stakeholders to support reform implementation.

Reporting to the Director, Outcomes, Evidence and Performance, the incumbent will also contribute to workplans, preparation of written materials, coordinating team processes and working collaboratively as part of a small and dynamic team.


Operating at value range 1, you will:

  • Contribute to the full life cycle of projects to meet departmental objectives including:
    • collaboration with key stakeholders to improve data and information capture, sharing, quality and management to meet existing and emerging departmental and organisational reporting requirements.
    • Undertaking research, analysis and implementation of projects based on defined outcomes and outputs
    • Managing projects or sub-projects and being accountable for the successful delivery and completion of the projects/sub-projects within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
    • Monitoring and evaluating projects to ensure departmental objectives are met.
  • Provide authoritative advice to internal and external stakeholders and prepare and present detailed reports, ministerial briefs, cabinet and agency submissions on complex matters.
  • Plan and develop strategies, lead projects to facilitate delivery of administrative functions , ensuring consistency in the level and quality of service
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • 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.

Operating at value range 2, you will perform all the above together with increasing involvement to:

  • Operate within increased level of autonomy and accountability in delivering within broad strategic directions.
  • Provide professional leadership and guidance.
  • Make decisions that establish precedents.
  • Manage stakeholders through effective negotiation and influence.
  • Manage cross-functional delivery of departmental policies and services impacted by sensitive and complex issues.


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>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Manager, Evidence and Insights Unit, Transformation and Evidence Branch  (VPSG6)

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Lauren Costello | lauren.costello@health.vic.gov.au

Manager, Evidence and Insights Unit, Transformation and Evidence Branch  (VPSG6)