42559 - 01VP3

Executive Assistant (Deputy Chief Executive Officer)
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 12 May 2021

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $87,715 - $100,388 plus superannuation
Position No: 42559 - 01VP3
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 28 April 2021
Contact Officer: Nicole Stevenson on Nicole.stevenson@act.gov.au or (02) 5124 4702

Our Vision: Creating exceptional health care together.
Our Role: To be a health service that is trusted by our community.
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind

Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community‚Äźbased health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400, 000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:
*        The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
*        University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
*        Five Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
*        Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
*        A range of community based health services including early childhood services, youth and women’s health, dental health, mental health and alcohol and drug services.

Overview of the work area and position

Located on the Canberra Hospital campus, the Office of the Deputy Chief Executive provides strategic support to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, undertakes high level coordination, liaison, research and reporting and provision of advice on specific issues. The Office currently consists of a Business Manager and Executive Assistant.
The Executive Assistant position reports to the Deputy Chief Executive through the Business Manager. The role also works closely with the senior leadership team, including the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and divisional Executive Directors across the Directorate.

Under broad direction, the Executive Assistant will play a key role in providing high level administrative and diary support to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and from time-to-time other Executive staff.

Behavioural Capabilities
*Proven understanding of the workings of a Senior Executive Office in a complex working environment
*High level professional communications skills, with demonstrated capability to effectively communicate with senior executive staff, Ministerial office staff and external stakeholders.
*Strong organisational skills with a high degree of initiative and drive.

Eligibility/Other Requirements

*Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
*Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Please note prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:
*Undergo a pre-employment Police check.


This is a temporary position available for 11 months with the possibility of extension and/or permanency. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.

For more information on this position and how to apply “click here

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Healthcare, Medical and Allied Services