About the board
is a new health service on Dja Dja Wurrung country; it is the coming together of Castlemaine Health, Maldon Hospital and CHIRP Community Health. Dhelkaya Health is shaping a better health system for the people of Mount Alexander Shire and beyond, while staying true and local in everything it does.
We deliver a diverse range of inpatient, outpatient, aged care, community health and outreach services to Mount Alexander Shire. It also delivers assessment, rehabilitation and allied health services to neighbouring shires. Dhelkaya Health is committed to the quality, accessibility and sustainability of acute, aged and community-based healthcare, and family and housing services.
Our organisation has campuses in Castlemaine and Maldon.
Dhelkaya Health as an independent entity operating under the Health Service Act (Vic) 1988. The board is accountable to the Minister of the day for the delivery of high quality health care in a safe and cost-effective way.
About the role
The Minister for Health is pleased to invite applications for part-time board director positions. The positions start on 1 July 2024 and appointments are for a period of up to three years.
These positions provide an exciting opportunity for Victorians to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities. Applicants are selected for their capabilities, including personal and professional attributes, experience, knowledge, and skills that contribute to the strategic leadership and oversight of health care for the Victorian community.
Directors are required to attend a monthly board meeting of approximately 1-2 hours duration. The board meets on the first Thursday of the month at 4.30 pm. Directors are also required to participate in board subcommittees and be available for other events requiring board representation.
The role of the board includes:
- setting the vision and strategy, in line with government priorities
- having ultimate accountability for the delivery of safe and quality care, including cultural safety and freedom from discrimination, harassment and bullying
- oversight of the performance and delivery of key policy priorities
- ensuring the ongoing financial viability of the organisation
- recruitment, support and monitoring of the Chief Executive Officer
Who we're looking for
While Victorian public health boards are based on capabilities, boards are more effective when these capabilities also represent the richness of the diverse voices of Victorian communities.
People of all ages, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people of all abilities, people from multicultural diverse backgrounds, people who identify with LGBTIQ+ communities are encouraged to apply.
All applications will be considered. However, the board would particularly welcome applications from people with experience in Clinical Health Professional, Financial Management and Law.
What you need to apply
Applicants should read the How to apply document before starting your application which is attached to this job.
The department welcomes the opportunity to discuss reasonable adjustments or support that can be provided throughout the recruitment process and/or post appointment. A discussion can be arranged by contacting .
Applicants applying for a board position for the first time will be required to create an account on the Join a Public Board website prior to applying online. Applicants who have previously applied through the Join a Public Board website will already have an account. If you have forgotten your password, the Join a Public Board website allows you to request this information.
Applications close at Midnight Sunday 19 November 2023.
We encourage applications from women, people of all ages, Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people.