Head of Strategic Delivery

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Job Details

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Projects
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DHHS/SP/21054
Closing Date: 22-Aug-2017
Salary Range: $113,156 - $151,426
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: 21054-PD-VPS6-HeadofStrategicDelivery-Aug.2017.doc (Word, 995KB)
Job Specification

21054-PD-VPS6-HeadofStrategicDelivery-Aug.2017.pdf (PDF, 288KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Damien Dempsey
(03) 9096-8524

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1
Position Summary:

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Digital Engagement and Strategy, the Head of Strategic Delivery will lead the strategic and operational delivery of an integrated digital service, including ownership for, or oversight of, large procurement, project management and vendor management activities.

The role will also work with other digital teams to ensure activity is fully integrated and in the development and management of the Digital Engagement and Strategy Unit operating model. To achieve this, the incumbent will develop and oversee best practice and contemporary digital development methodology and processes across all projects and business as usual activity and play an instrumental role in implementing the department's overarching digital strategy.

The Head of Strategic Delivery will support and lead staff through change and build resilience in line with the organisation's change agenda. The role will also undertake regular measurement and evaluation of team performance, working with the other members of the Digital team and broader Branch leadership team to ensure consistency in evaluation approaches and reporting mechanisms. 

The role will work as part of the Communication and Media Branch's leadership team and collaborate with the department's Executive Board and other senior staff, Minister's offices, business areas and key external stakeholders to ensure that digital activity is best practice, engaging, and is aligned with the department's strategic plan.

When required, and as agreed by the Assistant Director, Digital, the incumbent will provide leadership, surge support and resources to other digital portfolios to ensure effective and integrated digital services can be delivered by the Branch during emergency, crisis and peak periods.

Are you

  • A strategic thinker with outstanding project management expertise?
  • Experienced leading and developing Agile teams?
  • Motivated to set the direction of innovative digital services?


How to Apply:

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

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role, or click here to obtain step-by-step guidance on how to register and apply online.

The Department of Health and Human Services has undergone a merger. Please note, as an interim measure, for further information please review both websites: www.dhs.vic.gov and www.health.vic.gov.au

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