Director, 100 000 Lives Improvement Program

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: Safer Care Victoria
Work Type: Fixed term - full time or part time
Job Function: Executive Management
Classification: SES1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/SCV/I/669429
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $207,116 - $267,445
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: 2023-01-24 PD Director 100 000 Lives.pdf (PDF, 147KB)
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2023-01-24 PD Director 100 000 Lives.docx (Word, 762KB)
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Contact: Jane Burns

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The Director, 100 000 Lives Improvement program will lead the priority improvement program for Safer Care Victoria. The 100,000 Lives Improvement program sets out to deliver a measurable improvement in the lives of 100,000 Victorians by 2025 through focused initiatives across a breadth of patient care areas; from reducing readmissions for people with heart failure, reducing antibiotic prescribing in children and ensuing women have choice in the way they give birth. The 100,000 lives improvement program is organised into three keys areas: safe in our hands (preventing harm), best care best place (appropriate care) and stay home stay well (preventing readmissions).

The Director, 100 000 Lives will successfully deliver the committed improvement program of work for this cornerstone work for Safer Care Victoria. They will work collaboratively with the Executive Leadership Team of SCV and with clinicians, consumers and executives across the Victorian Health Care landscape.

You will lead by example demonstrating the SCV and department values in all your interactions with staff and stakeholders.  As executive you will support a culture in your team and across the organisation that is innovative, collaborative, flexible, proactive and dedicated to delivering outstanding healthcare for all Victorians, always.

Are you

  • A strategic leader, who can lead program delivery, give strategic advice to SCV's CEO and DH's senior executives, and work collaboratively with the SCV executive team to deliver results? 
  • An experienced executive who has led large teams in busy, high-profile and constantly changing environments?
  • An outstanding communicator who is capable of influencing stakeholders at all levels?

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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