Manager, Sexual Health and Viral Hepatitis

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/PH/1665392
Closing Date: 05-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: Ongoing
Attachments: PD Manager Sexual Health Viral Hepatitis (3).docx (Word, 161KB)
Job Specification

PD Manager Sexual Health Viral Hepatitis (3).pdf (PDF, 196KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Rachael Andersen

Position Details


Role purpose

The Sexual Health and Viral Hepatitis team sits within the Screening & Prevention Services Unit of the Policy and Programs Branch, Public Health Division within the Department of Health. 

The Manager, Sexual Health and Viral Hepatitis, has responsibility for implementation and monitoring of the Victorian sexual, reproductive health and viral hepatitis strategy 2022-2030. The manager leads a team responsible for policy and program activities for women's sexual and reproductive health, Aboriginal sexual and reproductive health and control of blood borne viruses (BBV) and sexually transmissible infections (STI) in Victoria. This is achieved with a strong focus on supporting the needs of priority populations, promoting optimal system design, integration and the coordination of resources to deliver on state and national strategic priorities.

The team is responsible for system management of programs, services or projects in Victoria under the following categories: clinical services, training and development, laboratory services, health promotion and prevention, community-based care and support services and research & surveillance.

Key accountabilities


As a Manager within the Branch, you will provide authoritative advice and expert direction, plus lead the development of policies and initiatives which prevent chronic disease and promote population health.

Operating at value range 1, you will:

  • Strategically design and develop the delivery of departmental objectives that impact significant localised service delivery and meet statewide departmental and government objectives and community expectations.
  • Maintain an understanding of issues impacting the department's clients and investigate and lead critical projects that develop and review policies, professional standards and operating practices that enhance service delivery, budget effectiveness, efficiency and improved client outcomes.
  • Forge strong connections across the department and with external stakeholders to facilitate a partnership approach.
  • Identify and actively manage emerging issues and areas of risk for government, department and the community.
  • Work with senior management to set and achieve key performance indicators and standards.
  • Effectively manage and provide leadership to a team of employees 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
    • where relevant, managing and monitoring specific improvement objectives in annual improvement plans relating to the area of responsibility
    • pro-actively building and maintaining positive relationships with peers and stakeholders across the organisation.
  • 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. 
  • Provide strategic thinking and future planning and oversee change management initiatives and integrated approaches to enhance compliance with department-wide policies.
  • Provide timely expert advice and develop open and effective communication strategies including collection of highly complex, contentious or sensitive information on matters of staff or business.
  • Represent the department on key government and non-government committees and bodies concerned with achieving government and departmental objectives.
  • 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.

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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