Deputy Secretary, Corporate Services

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 Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. 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. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: SES3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/CS/278958
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2023
Salary Range: $384,541 - $511,862
Job Duration: 5 years
Attachments: PD Deputy Secretary Corporate Services.docx (Word, 163KB)
Job Specification

PD Deputy Secretary Corporate Services.pdf (PDF, 209KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Marg Burge, Executive Director, People and Culture
0407 477 976 or

Position Details


The Deputy Secretary Corporate Services has strategic, operational, and improvement responsibilities.

The role leads and directs the efficient and effective delivery of high-quality corporate service functions to meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders. The role will initiate, lead, and drive a renewed focus on business processes and process improvement, particularly as it relates to transactional corporate services, to improve efficiency and customer service.

The role is also strategic in nature, encompassing thought leadership and best practice to guide and support the department's purposeful capacity and capability building, workforce culture, and enhanced performance in a dynamic environment.

Executive Board member accountabilities

As a member of the department's Executive Board key accountabilities include:

  • Setting the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Driving performance across the department.
  • Making investment decisions consistent with departmental strategic directions and priorities.
  • Leading and fostering an appropriate organisational culture consistent with the department's purpose and strategies.


Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

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 rather than via external advertisement.

For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <>

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