Senior Planning Officer (VPSG5)

Job posted: 15/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
9 days remaining

9 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $106,534 - $128,897

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/1794805

Reference: VG/1794805

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897

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 role will work closely with a range of internal and external stakeholders including the Division, sector partners, Interim Regional Bodies (and later Regional Boards) and a range of program and policy areas within the department.The role will support broader system planning, analysis and decision support activities that enable thedelivery of key reforms to the mental health and wellbeing system.

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 Senior Planning Officer will identify and manage a wide variety of development and planning strategies and processes for the System Planning unit to support the delivery of Statewide and Regional mental health and wellbeing plans.

Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate:

  • In addition to those set out below effectively supporting the development of the Statewide and Regional service and capital plans, by: 

    • Providing high quality analysis, authoritative advice and sound recommendations based on consistent evidence-based approaches to planning for the future mental health and wellbeing system.  
    • Monitoring and reporting on high priority issues, risks and trends and prepare and present reports, ministerial briefs, Cabinet and agency submissions. 
    • Representing the department on key governance and stakeholder committees and groups concerned with achieving government and departmental objectives and contribute to relevant committee and governance processes. 
    • Contributing to the monitoring and evaluation of projects to ensure departmental objectives are met. 
    • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and facilitate the flow of information across the department and with key external stakeholders. 
    • Supporting cross-functional engagement on matters relating to system planning to enable delivery of departmental policies and reforms. 
  • Provide high quality business intelligence, authoritative advice and sound recommendations to senior management and government based on comprehensive research.
  • Coordinate and develop complex briefing products relating to the division's work program and health system pressures for Cabinet, Ministerial, senior departmental executive and executive sector stakeholders. 
  • Support information flow and coordination across the acute health sector and the Department.
  • Forge strong connections across the department and health sector to facilitate a partnership approach. 
  • Work with senior management to set and achieve key performance indicators and standards. 
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities with the ability to meet deadlines while working in pressured situations
  • 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. 

Senior Planning Officer (VPSG5)

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Wei-Fong Yee | wei-fong.yee@health.vic.gov.au 0419365581

Senior Planning Officer (VPSG5)