Senior Budget Analyst, Budget Strategy and Funding Reform (VPSG5)

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 30/03/2023 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $105,479 - $127,621

Occupation: Analyst

Reference: VG/DH/MH/1708095

Reference: VG/DH/MH/1708095

Occupation: Analyst

Salary Range: $105,479 - $127,621

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.


The Senior Budget Analyst, Budget Strategy and Funding Reform is an ongoing role established in the context of the Victorian Government's commitment to reform mental health and wellbeing services and implement the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Victoria's mental health system.

The Senior Budget Analyst has responsibility for providing authoritative, timely and strategic analysis and advice relating to budget and financial issues in mental health and alcohol and other drug portfolios. This role is responsible for ongoing budget management and support across the division, modelling and allocating resources, and providing financial analysis, advice, and reporting. 

The Senior Budget Analyst works within a small unit responsible for overseeing investment in mental health and wellbeing, as part of a Budget Strategy and Funding Reform unit responsible for the development and oversight of the divisional budget and developing new funding models.

Are you: 

  • An analytical thinker with strong conceptual and problem-solving skills?
  • Able to extract and effectively analyse and communicate complex financial information?
  • Able to improve budget management practices and process and lift financial capability across the division?
  • Able to develop respectful and collaborative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders?


  • Through detailed investigation, data analysis and modelling, provide authoritative advice on investment, budget management, and funding allocation.
  • Provide expert advice on financial management practices and develop financial capability across key stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, ministerial briefs, Cabinet, and agency submissions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships across the department and work in collaboration with key colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Identify current and future data requirements to support budget management and provide input into continuous improvement recommendations.
  • Provide expert and authoritative advice, reasoned recommendations and innovative program options and solutions to highly complex and sensitive issues.
  • Monitor and analyse the implementation of budget initiatives and resource allocation.
  • 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.

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.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

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>

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

Senior Budget Analyst, Budget Strategy and Funding Reform  (VPSG5)

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Adrian Carmody | Adrian.Carmody@health.vic.gov.au

Senior Budget Analyst, Budget Strategy and Funding Reform  (VPSG5)