Director Corporate Services

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that's friendly & welcoming! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds and an extensive range of primary and community services. Warrnambool boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. The citys award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth.
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Facilities Management
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1797207
Closing Date: 23-Jun-2024
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: PD - Director Corporate Services May24.pdf (PDF, 571KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Andrew Trigg

Position Details

About the role

South West Healthcare (SWH) is the largest sub-regional health service in Victoria, providing acute, mental health, rehabilitation, and aged care together with an extensive range of primary and community health services across the south west catchment. This is a unique opportunity for an outstanding and high performing Director to join the SWH leadership team.

SWH is in a significant era of change with the recent opening of a brand new integrated South West Supply and Logistics (SWSL) and the South West Regional Linen Service facility and are about to undertake a redevelopment project at the Warrnambool campus.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer the Director for Corporate Services is critical to leading the corporate support and business services operations through this period of change and ensuring that SWH continue to deliver exceptional high quality, safe patient care and an outstanding patient experience.

The position has overall leadership and accountability across all SWH campuses/sites for:

  • Food Services
  • Environmental Services
  • South West regional supply services
  • South West Regional Linen Service
  • Procurement, tender and contract services
  • Other support services including:
    - Switchboard
    - Retail Services (healthcare supplies) / Patient Equipment Management
    - Car parking / Fleet management
    - Radiology and Pathology contracts

In addition, the Director Corporate Services is a key member of the Chief Operating Officer's (COO) management team, and will provide strategic and operational advice to the COO and the broader organisation.

This is an exciting career opportunity for an experienced senior leader to be part of this new phase and redevelopment at SWH.

What you bring

The successful applicant will hold a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (business management, logistics, project management/redesign with relevant experience) along with demonstrated experience in a senior business management role relating to leading and managing large business units. In addition the successful applicant will have well developed skills in leading change and projects in a complex and changing environment.

You must also demonstrate knowledge regarding the development and implementation of strategic and operational plans, policies and initiatives.

An ability to respond to and meet regulatory requirements and legislative changes; strong knowledge and understanding of the legislative and policy framework in the public health sector; and contemporary knowledge of quality improvement and risk management is also essential for the position.

What we offer

You will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Excellent salary packaging options including meals & entertainment, novated leasing and additional superannuation contributions;
  • Internal and external professional development opportunities;
  • A range of internal development opportunities focusing on personal development such as resilience and mentoring workshops and comprehensive leadership programs;
  • Excellent terms and conditions of employment;

Who we are

As an organisation SWH prides themselves on their values; Care, Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Leadership and their overall dedication to the local community. Learn more about SWH here.

SWH respects all individuals and promote equity and inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, ages, racial, cultural and religious backgrounds and socio- economic status.

SWH is the major specialist referral centre for the Barwon South West sub-region, and provides a comprehensive range of acute, sub-acute, specialist, community, mental health and aged services.

With a population of 39,000 and a catchment of 100,000 Warrnambool is the regional centre to Victoria's Great South Coast.

To learn about the vibrant town and region please visit:

How to apply

Submit your application by selecting the Apply button below and include a cover letter and resume by Sunday 16 June 2024. Please ensure you address the selection criteria as outlined in the position description.

Employment Terms and Conditions will be in line with the Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administrative Workers (Victorian Public Sector) (Single Interest Employers) Enterprise Agreement 2021-2025.

The successful applicant will be required to be eligible for and undergo the following:

  • Police Record Check
  • Employee Working with Children's Check
  • Current Immunisation status

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