Senior Analyst

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 all Victorians. We’re focused on supporting Victorians to be as healthy as they can; whether through alerting them to seasonal risks like thunderstorm asthma, notifying them of contact with communicable diseases, safeguarding their drinking water, developing the best health, wellbeing and care facilities in the world, being at the forefront of mental health and wellbeing treatment or accelerating medical research. It’s all part of the way we partner with the community to help every individual lead a healthy life.
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Analyst
Classification: VPSG5
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1799739
Closing Date: 23-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $106,534 - $128,897
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 723761-VPS-5-SeniorAnalyst-MHW .pdf (PDF, 88KB)
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723761-VPS-5-SeniorAnalyst-MHW .docx (Word, 143KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Philippe Aslanis
03 9500 7390.

Position Details

About the role:

This role supports the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division in understanding, using and reporting on service system performance data for new and existing program delivery in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) health sectors. Working within a small team of analysts, and areas across the department, this role also supports the measures development and refinement for mental health and AOD performance measures and leading analytical projects that connect data from multiple sources to answer one or more policy implementation questions.

Reporting to the Manager, Evidence and Insights, this role will also support unit-wide capability development in the use of different analytical tools and processes that enables innovative solutions to be delivered that meets the short- and long-term organisational needs.

To be successful in this role, you will be a high performing team member with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, strong communication skills and a proven ability to work within a team environment and given timeframes.

About us:

At the Victorian Department of Health we want a future where Victorians are the healthiest people in the world. A Victoria where our children and people thrive, our workplaces are productive and safe, and our communities are more connected.

We see it as our job to support Victorians to stay healthy and safe. And to deliver a world-class healthcare system that ensures every single Victorian can access safe, quality care that leads to better health outcomes for all.

How you'll make a difference:

  • Design and undertake analysis, modelling and forecasting of mental health and AOD system performance that will inform strategic commissioning, service design and system management of relevant health service.
  • Undertake investigations of business data sets and evaluate data from multiple sources to identify emerging issues, risk and trends impacting implementation of system reforms and service performance.
  • Develop high quality reports, briefings and business intelligence products for a range of internal and external stakeholders to support service quality and improvement initiatives.
  • Provide expert advice on the quality, accuracy and relevance of data; identify current and future data requirements; and collaborate with key stakeholders to improve data and information capture, sharing, quality and management.
  • Support measure development and reporting for the new Mental Health and Wellbeing Outcomes and Performance Framework
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships across the department and work in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities with the ability to meet deadlines while working in pressured situations
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's records, information security and privacy policies and 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.

To learn more please click ‘Apply' to view the Position Description on the Careers.vic website.

What we offer:

The opportunity to perform meaningful work, making direct contributions toward enabling Victorians to be the healthiest people in the world.
A wide range of growth and development opportunities within the department and wider Victorian Public Service & Sector.
A strong commitment to work-life balance, including a diverse array of flexible working arrangements.

How to apply:

Applications should include a resume and a cover letter. Click the ‘Apply' button to view further information about the role including key contact details and the advertisement closing date.

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. We continue to build an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity of backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services aimed at enhancing the lives of all Victorians.

All roles can be worked flexibly and we encourage applications from Aboriginal people, people with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Please contact us if you require any adjustments to participate in the recruitment process at Please view our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion here.

Preferred applicants may be required to complete a police check and other pre-employment checks including proof of 3 vaccinations (including booster) against COVID-19. Information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence, in line with our Privacy Policy.

The Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) Recruitment Policy allows for priority consideration for Victorian Public Service (VPS) and select employees of the Victorian Public Sector who apply through the Jobs Skills Exchange (JSE) jobs board platform. As such, these employees are strongly encouraged to submit their application through JSE rather than via external advertisement.

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