Senior Executive Director, System Improvement (SES2)

Job posted: 08/09/2021
Applications close: 22/09/2021 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / Five (5) year executive employment contract

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $257,112 - $370,331

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: VG/DH/CSI/000003

Reference: VG/DH/CSI/000003

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: $257,112 - $370,331

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 Executive Director, System Improvement, is being created to support an organisational redesign of the Commissioning and System Improvement division of the Department of Health. It will provide executive leadership and management of a program of work that supports the health and community care system to provide safe, high-quality and person-centred care to all Victorians.

The role reports directly to the Deputy Secretary and will have close working relationships with the Secretary of the department and the Minister for Health. The Senior Executive Director will also be expected to lead a group of enabling functions to deliver on the division's strategic priorities. These relate to people and culture, ways of working, and internal performance and insights. 

The role will lead a team of executives and directors and will oversee the development of policy reform and implementation across the health and community care system, with a strong focus on vulnerable cohorts. It will also be responsible for providing policy advice and implementing reforms that support the effective operation of Victoria's health and community care system.

The role will engage with colleagues across the division and department, as well as stakeholders and experts within and beyond government, including service providers, the workforce, consumers and carers throughout policy development and problem solving.

Are you:

  • An experienced and outstanding leader of people at a senior level who is passionate about improving Victoria's health and community care system to deliver the best possible outcomes for people?
  • Able to provide strong leadership to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to build shared commitment and coordinate implementation?
  • Able to lead, sustain and influence key relationships internally and externally?
  • Recognised for your expertise in leading and delivering change in complex environments and for your deep understanding of the Victorian health and community care system?


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.

Senior Executive Director, System Improvement (SES2)

Job type:

Full time / Five (5) year executive employment contract

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Shane Robertson | m. 0429 342 110

Senior Executive Director, System Improvement (SES2)