Team Leader (VPSG5.2)

Job posted: 14/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $116,552 - $127,621

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Reference: VG/DH/PH/1707331

Reference: VG/DH/PH/1707331

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial

Salary Range: $116,552 - $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 Team Leader provides leadership to a team charged with leading and contributing to the development of state-wide and community level preventive health policies and programs. The team has a focus on obesity prevention, child health and wellbeing and place-based prevention, and monitoring and evaluation that support the long-term improvement of population health and wellbeing.

The team will liaise with related areas within the Branch, Department (central office and divisions), other departments, local government, non-government organisations, researchers, industry and communities. The team will also contribute to preventive health policy and programs, as determined through ongoing business planning and through responding to emerging priorities over time.


  • Lead a team in providing or contributing to authoritative and expert advice and recommendations consistent with organisational goals and values. 
  • Manage the allocation of resources within and the outputs required of the work area to achieve service delivery goals and expectations.
  • Effectively supervise and provide leadership to a team of employees by:
    • a)      leading and supporting individuals to achieve their potential and contribution to organisational goals and outcomes
    • b)      modelling behaviours integral to good people management and departmental values
    • c)       where relevant, managing and monitoring specific improvement objectives in annual improvement plans relating to the area of responsibility
  • d)      pro-actively building and maintaining positive relationships with peers and stakeholders across the organisation.
  • Manage, interpret and apply business plans and policies in own area of responsibility and provides advice to others on design and implementation issues.   
  • Resolve complex operational problems and issues being experienced by team members.
  • Develop policy initiatives that meet government and departmental objectives within resourcing, timeline and budget parameters.
  • Monitor and report on high priority issues, risks and trends and prepare and present reports, ministerial briefs, Cabinet and agency submissions.
  • Maintain an understanding of Commonwealth and State legislative and policy reform directions to influence policy and program development.
  • Represent the department on key stakeholder committees and groups concerned with achieving government and departmental objectives and contribute to relevant committee and governance processes.
  • Provide timely, high quality and accurate advice to departmental executives and Ministerial officers including identifying emerging issues and anticipating and responding to areas of risk for the government, department and the community.
  • Contract manage funded agencies to ensure delivery of contracted functions and projects in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • 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>

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Team Leader (VPSG5.2)

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Holly Piontek Walker | holly.piontekwalker@health.vic.gov.au

Team Leader (VPSG5.2)