Project Director, Mental Health Funding Reform

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.

Job Details
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: VPS STS
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/MHW/70014758
Closing Date: 11-Aug-2022
Salary Range: $173,134 - $235,465
Job Duration: Until June 2023
Attachments: 2022-07-28 PD Project Director Mental Health Funding Reform.docx (Word, 164KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Andrew Saunders
0422 990 026 |

Position Details


The Project Director, Mental Health Funding Reform leads reform of funding models used to commission services, including model development, testing and implementation of activity-based funding, as well as new capitation and bundled funding models recommended by the Royal Commission. The position is responsible for implementing major funding reforms in a complex environment through effectively engaging stakeholders, managing change and actively identifying connections with strategic mental health commissioning and other systemic reforms.  

Are you?

  • Experienced in working effectively with diverse senior stakeholders across a range of settings including government and health service delivery agencies.
  • Able to demonstrate high level expertise in health commissioning processes and models.
  • Recognised for your expertise designing, managing and overseeing funding models and financial metrics, including managing complex change.
  • Skilled in navigating a complex political environment and balancing short-term and long-term objectives of government.

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 fully vaccinated 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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