About the board
Echuca Regional Health is located within the regional Victorian town of Echuca, servicing the Campaspe Shire in Northern Victoria and the Murray Shire along the southern border of NSW. First established in 1882, the hospital has been delivering health services to its community for over 141 years. ERH proudly integrates with local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations such as Njernda and Vinery Morgan Aboriginal Medical Services to provide culturally safe care to the community.
Echuca Regional Health provides a comprehensive range of acute, medical, surgical and sub-acute services, a cancer and wellness centre, education and training, a residential aged care facility and a broad range of community services. Further information is available on our website
Public hospitals deliver health, aged care, and community services in rural and regional Victoria that best meet local community needs. They are an integral part of the Victorian health system which promotes and protects Victorians' health and wellbeing.
Public hospitals are independent entities operating under the Health Service Act (Vic) 1988 and are integral to the Victorian health system. The board is accountable to the Minister of the day for the delivery of health care to a high quality, safe and in a 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 2-3 hours duration. The board meets on the first Thursday of the month from 9am – 12noon. Directors are also required to be involved in at least two board committees which include Audit and Risk, Clinical Governance and Quality, Consumer Advisory, Finance, Fundraising, People & Culture and Governance, in addition to 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 andpeople who identify with LGBTIQ+ communities are encouraged to apply.
All applications will be considered however the board would particularly welcome applications from registered clinicians as well as applicants with expertise in clinical governance, community services and Human Resources management.
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.