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May

Strategic Adviser (Vpsg6)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
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JOB DESCRIPTION

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.

Application Closes: 24 May 2021

Role: Strategic Adviser (until 31 December 2021) 

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:

The Strategic Adviser, COVID-19 Public Health Policy and Strategy, COVID-19 Response Division, provides high level strategic support and advice to the Deputy Secretary, COVID-19 Public Health Policy and Strategy. The position collaborates across the COVID-19 Public Health Division, with department executives and other senior staff, the Minister's office, relevant policy and program areas, and key external stakeholders to inform strategic options to achieve outcomes aligned with government policies and priorities.

The role requires very strong leadership skills, strategic acumen, highly-developed conceptual and analytic skills, a can-do ethos, excellent communication and writing skills, flexibility and ability to work under pressure, and a thorough knowledge of government processes.

Responsibilities: 

  • Support and advise the Deputy Secretary of current and emerging issues in collaboration with relevant Leadership Teams and provide expert strategic advice on a range of issues.
  • Manage/coordinate governance functions 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and provide relevant information and advice about issues, identified risks and requirements to ensure appropriate information flow.
  • Prepare and oversee the preparation of advice and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders, including executive management, stakeholders and Ministerial offices, conveying complex concepts and information.
  • Contribute to effective project performance monitoring and continuous improvement processes in relation to government policies, objectives, priorities and reporting 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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

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

Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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