Manager, Governance

Job posted: 11/07/2024
Applications close: 25/07/2024 (Midnight)
6 days remaining

6 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $130,673 - $174,869

Occupation: Other

Reference: VG/1806862

Reference: VG/1806862

Occupation: Other

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: 

  • The Manager, Governance will hold accountability for divisional and whole of government system-wide governance; embedding the enabling governance systems and processes that will set directions across mental health and AOD reforms; monitor decision making including advice to government; and manage the divisions key advisory functions.
  • The Manager will lead a small team to coordinate and lead responses to new and emerging issues and risks relating to the division's governance and advisory functions.
  • The role involves developing effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders and program and policy areas within the division. The Manager will work closely with the Manager of the Program Management function to streamline and coordinate the interrelationships between workplans and decision-making processes.

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:

  • Manage and coordinate a whole of enterprise approach to governance across the mental health and AoD reforms.
  • Lead the integration of the governance model with the project management approach across key reforms to support enhanced oversight, assurance and delivery.
  • Provide authoritative and expert advice on governance and advisory mechanisms to support decision making across high profile Divisional projects.
  • Effectively supervise and provide leadership to a team of employees by:
    • leading and supporting individuals to achieve their potential and contributing 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.
    • Extensive experience coaching, developing and managing a team
    • Extensive experience in change management and providing positive and constructive leadership during and following change management periods
  • Proven ability to operate in accordance with delegated authority, consistent with departmental and government policies.
  • Where responsible for overseeing, monitoring or delivering projects, ensure they are delivered in accordance with relevant legislation and government regulations and guidelines.
  • Identify emerging issues, risk and trends impacting on the successful achievement of key business objectives and imperatives and provide high quality business intelligence and sound recommendations based on comprehensive research and investigations.

To learn more please click ‘Apply' to view the Position Description on the Careers.vic website. 

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 disability, 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. For more information on our commitment to inclusion and diversity see inclusion and diversity at the Department of Health.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of 3 vaccinations (including booster) 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 employees who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through the JSE. 

Manager, Governance

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Manager, Governance