Manager, Climate Change Program Delivery

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: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Strategic Management
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/HI/1750234
Closing Date: 03-Oct-2023
Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: Manager Climate Change Program Delivery VPS6 (.pdf (PDF, 216KB)
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Manager Climate Change Program Delivery VPS6 (#376411).docx (Word, 163KB)
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Contact: Heidi Matkovich

Position Details


The role of Manager, Climate Change Program Delivery in the Health Infrastructure Division is a core leadership role well suited to an experienced and motivated individual, eager to work collaboratively across the health sector to drive improvements in climate mitigation and adaptation. You will lead a small team responsible for overall program delivery of key initiatives, including the establishment of a new programs of work, supporting the implementation of the Health and Human Services Adaptation Action Plan and developing and implementing an overall roadmap to net zero emissions in partnership with the sector.

This will be an exciting and demanding role working directly to the Director, Health Infrastructure Policy as part of a small leadership team to deliver an ambitious agenda.

Are you:

  • An experienced manager, oriented towards service excellence, who can guide a multidisciplinary team to deliver high quality outcomes?   
  • A highly organised and responsive person who can work with minimal supervision to solve problems?
  • Experienced in working with senior stakeholders to develop tailored programs in a public policy context?


  • Oversee the development of an overarching strategy and evaluation plan for the necessary program of work related to climate action in health.
  • Work collaboratively to develop and implement key priority programs to drive increased action on climate mitigation and adaptation in the health sector, including defining an overall roadmap to net zero emissions.
  • Oversee the continued implementation of the Health and Human Services Adaptation Action Plan 2022-2026, including regularly reporting on progress, undertaking program evaluation and contributing strategic thinking to overcome barriers and identify opportunities for future funding.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in the health services and broader health sector, and across the department, to identify priority needs for support and guidance in implementing sustainability and climate policies.
  • Effectively manage and provide exemplary leadership to a small team by:

–      leading and supporting individuals to achieve their potential and contribution to organisational goals and outcomes

–      modelling behaviours integral to good people management and departmental values; and

–      providing specialist expertise and guidance on collaborative program development and implementation in a public policy context.

  • Support the Director, Health Infrastructure Policy as part of a small leadership team, and contribute strategic thinking to drive performance against the ambitious agenda and work program of the unit.
  • Represent the department on key government and non-government committees.
  • 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.

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. 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.

Victorian Public Sector employees and other JSE-eligible applicants will receive priority consideration for this role and are encouraged to apply directly via the Jobs & Skills Exchange (JSE).

For further information please visit the Department of Health. Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

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