About the board
Gippsland Southern Health Service is a local rural public health service which delivers a range of programs and services for our local communities. The Health Service is in a phase of transformation and has two campuses located in the townships of Korumburra and Leongatha. Further information is available on our website
Gippsland Southern Health Service delivers acute inpatient, aged care, and community services that best meet local community needs. Gippsland Southern Health Service is an integral part of the Victorian health system which promotes and protects Victorians' health and wellbeing.
Gippsland Southern Health Service is an independent entity operating under the Health Service Act (Vic) 1988 and integral to the Victorian health system. The GSHS 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 1/2 hours duration. The board meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 3.00pm. 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
- being available for face-to-face meetings of the Board and its committees at Leongatha or Korumburra, as outlined in the board calendar.
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 financial management and accounting; and ICT strategy and governance.
What you need to apply
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 celebrate, value and include people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, cultures, bodies and abilities.