Full-time Permanent

Closes: 02 May 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade A
Salary: $143,116
Position No: 43124
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 11 April 2019
Contact Officer: Angelene True on angelene.true@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 9865

Details: About us
The ACT Health Directorate is responsible for the stewardship of the health system in the ACT. ACT Health provides a strong policy and population health capability based on a foundation of world-leading health and medical research.
ACT Health develops strategies and sets the direction to ensure services meet community needs and expectations, delivers improved health outcomes, and that the health system is innovative, effective and sustainable now and in the future.
ACT Health has responsibility for:
  • Developing strategic policy and stewardship of the health system, including working with the Commonwealth on key health improvement initiatives
  • Managing demand for and supply of health services across the territory
  • Improving the health and wellbeing of the ACT population by promoting healthy behaviours and lifestyles and through ongoing monitoring and evaluation of health programs and policy
  • Preventing, and providing a timely response to, potential public health incidents
  • Leading the health workforce and clinical training strategy including building strong partnerships with key academic institutions and training providers
  • Commissioning and managing multi-million dollar contracts for the provision of health services, including partnerships with community sector organisations, peak bodies and advocacy groups
  • Managing a portfolio of infrastructure programs to ensure the ACT has world class, sustainable, fit for purpose clinical and patient care facilities
  • Monitoring and enforcement of public health regulations, and
  • Providing public health advice.
Overview of the work area and position
The Corporate Services Group performs a critical enabling function for the long-term success and sustainability of the ACT Health Directorate and the ACT health system. This Group is responsible for financial planning, budgeting and reporting; commissioning and evaluating the performance of public health services; strategic human resource management; digital solutions; strategic infrastructure and procurement; service demand planning and modelling; data management and activity-based performance; governance and risk management.
The Commissioning and Performance Division will develop and administer the commissioning system through which the ACT health services receive funding from the ACT Government.  The division will develop and monitor a performance framework, and systems to support and monitor the performance of all funded health services.
The Director Commissioning operates within the Commissioning Branch and is responsible for leading a robust and systematic approach to the commissioning of health and care services in the ACT to support the ACT Government in addressing the needs of the community.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in a relevant discipline such as Business Administration, Finance or Accounting, Economics or demonstrated equivalent experience.
  • Finance and accounting experience
  • Negotiating experience.
Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment Police check.
Selection may be based on application and reference only.

How to Apply:

For information on how to apply please visit the Health Website here


The closing date has been extended.

Career interest categories:

Business and Commercial Services
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management


No documents have been supplied for this position.