Director, Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing

The Department of Health and Human Services develops and delivers policies, programs and services that support and enhance the wellbeing of all Victorians. Our services are in line with the government's vision for making Victoria a stronger, more caring and innovative state.

Our vision is to achieve the best health, wellbeing and safety of all Victorians so that they can live a life they value.

We are building 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 vulnerable Victorians.

The department is committed to the safety of its clients. The department takes a zero tolerance approach to abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability.

Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

If you want a career within a department striving to make Victoria the best place to be and helping shape communities we all want to be part of, then we encourage you to apply.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant, or if you have a disability, and require advice and support with the recruitment process, contact our Diversity Unit on

The department has a zero tolerance towards violence within the workplace and recognises the rights of all staff to be free from violence and gender-related discrimination. We are proudly working with White Ribbon to create a safer workplace.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: EO2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/HW/376034
Closing Date: 27-Nov-2017
Salary Range: $206,539 - $330,582
Job Duration: 3 years
Attachments: 2017-11-03 PD Director, Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing.doc (Word, 1.18MB)
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Contact: Kate Wheeler, Partner of Fisher Leadership
+61 1300 347 437

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s):
 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 

Position Summary:

The Director will operate in the Health and Wellbeing division supporting indigenous communities in Victoria and will work in partnership to achieve better health, wellbeing, and economic development outcomes, whilst recognising significant cultural and heritage values.

Reporting to the Deputy Secretary, Community Participation, Health and Wellbeing, the Director, Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing will strategically lead the delivery of Aboriginal health, wellbeing and safety to ensure improved outcomes, and drive the establishment of strategic connections with key stakeholders. The Director will provide leadership in embedding self-determination in the department's activities, notably through the implementation of a new Aboriginal Health, Wellbeing and Safety Strategic Plan and aligned strategies.

You will have sound strategic leadership experience in the public, community or private sectors, with a particular focus on improving quality of life of the indigenous community. With an ability to manage complex and far ranging challenges, appointees will offer expertise and diplomacy while working on sensitive issues to engage stakeholder groups and facilitate change. Demonstrating highly effective policy development capability and a strong affinity for a broad range of matters pertaining to indigenous people, you will offer an inspiring and committed approach to build cultural competency, as well as leverage solutions and enhance health and wellbeing outcomes.



How to Apply:

Please go to and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE' using reference DHSdah1017 for the Director position, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler, Partner of Fisher Leadership, or call +61 1300 347 437 for further information.

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