Business Manager, Office of the Chief Health Officer
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 21 June 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade B
Salary: $123,227 - $138
Position No: 27467
Directorate: ACT Health
Advertised (Gazettal date): 07 June 2019
Contact Officer: Dr Kerryn Coleman on kerryn.coleman@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 9853

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.
The ACT Public Service supports workforce diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability, culturally diverse people and those who identify as LGBTIQ are encouraged to apply.
Overview of the Work Area and Position
Public Health, Protection and Regulation (PHPR)
The Public Health, Protection and Regulation Division is headed by the Chief Health Officer who is appointed under the Public Health Act 1997 and fulfils a range of statutory responsibilities and delegations under various public health legislation. The Division is responsible for development of population health strategic initiatives in ACT in the key areas of protection, prevention, and Territory-wide interventions. The Division is also responsible in exercising statutory responsibilities on behalf of the Chief Health Officer to prevent and manage risks to the health of the ACT population, including planning and management of public health incidents and emergencies.
The Chief Health Officer is also required to report biennially on the health of the ACT population on specific health-related topics, which is done through the Chief Health Officer’s Report.
Executive Support Office (ESO)
The Office of the Chief Health Officer (OCHO) is looking for a high calibre Manager to lead the busy office of the Chief Health Officer, ACT Health. To be successful, you will have highly developed written and oral communication skills, be adaptable and responsive, and be able to quickly acquire knowledge and understanding of situations and subject matter. You will manage a small, dedicated team in the provision of executive support, project management and Government Business coordination.
Eligibility/Other Requirements
Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.
This is a temporary position available for six months with possibility of extension.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via the Health website here.


This is a temporary position available for six months with possibility of extension.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services
Leaders and Senior Management