Manager, Evidence and Insights

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: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/MHW/1800256
Closing Date: 25-Jun-2024
Salary Range: $130,673 - $174,869
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 00723760-VPS-6-Manager-EvidenceandInsights.pdf (PDF, 157KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Matt Tibble
(03) 9668 7194

Position Details


  • Are you a People leader with expertise in data analytics?
  • Join DH's Mental Health & Wellbeing Division! 1x VPS 6 Ongoing Position! 
  • Melbourne CBD/Hybrid + Flexible Working options + EAP + More VPS benefits!

About the role: 

The Manager, Evidence and Insights will hold accountability for providing specialist technical advice on the availability and suitability of data that measure outcomes and system performance; undertaking data analytics and performance reporting.  The role includes the development of effective relationships with data custodians across other parts of the department, facilitate appropriate data linkage, and support the good data governance within the division. The Manager will lead a small team to coordinate and lead responses to new and emerging issues and risks relating to the design and development of new data collection for both mental health and AoD, as well as ensure the existing collections are fit-for-purpose.

The role involves developing effective relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders including within data managers within health services and a range of program and policy areas within the department.

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:

  • Maintain comprehensive understanding of issues impacting the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division and lead critical projects
  • Support reporting of progress against specified government outcomes by gathering and preparing data, undertaking statistical and thematic analysis, and presenting findings in accessible formats that support decision making
  • Initiate, support and contribute to the development, design, implementation and reporting of analysis projects that address government evidence requirements
  • Effectively supervise and provide leadership to a team of employees

Suitable applicants will be able to demonstrate:

The successful applicant will demonstrate sound leadership and people management skills, as well as an ability to influence others to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of the Victorian health workforces and improve outcomes for Victorians.

In addition, they will possess: 

  • Proven Project Management skills
  • Strong critical analysis and reporting skills
  • Sound stakeholder management and exceptional communication skills

Whilst not required, a tertiary qualification in fields related to public policy or data analytics is highly regarded. 

To learn more, please refer to the attached Position Description. 

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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