Director, Outcomes, Evidence and Performance

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: SES1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/MHW/602802
Closing Date: 08-Dec-2021
Salary Range: $199,014 - $257,111
Job Duration: 5 years
Attachments: 2021-11-24 PD Director, Outcomes, Evidence and Performance.docx (Word, 167KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Zach Wheeler
0451 667 822 /

Position Details


The Director of Outcomes, Evidence and Performance Unit is responsible for ensuring that Mental Health services provided by, and commissioned for, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Division are based on evidence, outcomes, and that performance of services are monitored and continuously improved.

The Director will lead teams with subject matter expertise in outcomes management, evidence-based practice, data and analytics and performance management. The role will oversee provision of services for the division including outcomes design and implementation, evaluation, data analytics, reporting, and production of insights across mental health and alcohol and other drugs.

Are you

  • An experienced leader that has expertise in leading outcomes implementation, evidence-based practice, data and analytics and performance management
  • Keen to foster learning, growth and culture change across the Division and the mental health sector and AOD sector.
  • Able to lead the design and delivery of complex programs of work across the Division.


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. The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as Influenza, coronavirus (COVID-19) and other transmissible diseases based on Victorian Chief Health Officer's Directions as issued and updated from time to time. Vaccination requirements may differ from role to role based on their risk category and duties performed. The department's policy outlines the risk categories and requirements for employees working for the department. Where relevant, proof of immunisation status may also be required.


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

Please note: 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 a 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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