About the board
HSV was established on 1 January 2021 as an independent public sector and commercially oriented independent provider of supply chain services (surety, procurement and logistics) to Victoria's public health sector.
HSV's purpose is to partner with Victoria's public health services and suppliers to ensure the right products and services are delivered to the right place at the right time, supporting better value (right price) for our public health services and better outcomes for their patients.
HealthShare Victoria is an independent entity operating under the Health Services Act (Vic) 1988 (the Act) and is an integral to the Victorian health system. The board is accountable to the Minister for Health.
HealthShare Victoria provides short and long-term benefits for Victoria's health system and patients:
- Using state-wide purchasing and economies of scale to generate significant benefits for health services.
- Improving patient outcomes through evidence-based product selection, reduced non-clinically justified variation in product utilisation, and enhanced availability of medical consumables
- Establishing clearer accountabilities and improved coordination of the sourcing and distribution of medical supplies.
- Reducing critical stock distribution inequities at hospitals.
About the role
The Minister for Health is pleased to invite persons to apply for part time board director positions of HealthShare Victoria. The positions start on 1 July 2024 and appointments are for a period of up to three years.
Applicants are selected for their capabilities, including personal and professional attributes, experience, knowledge, and skills that contribute to the strategic leadership of the board.
The board meets on the first Monday of every second month from 10.30am and typically meets for 2.5 hours duration. Directors will also be required to participate in board committees and be available for other events requiring board representation. Please refer to the position description for further information, including remuneration.
The role of HealthShare Victoria is to oversee the performance of its organisation and ensure that it is meeting the policy and strategic objectives of the Minister and government of the day. The board is held to be ultimately responsible for all aspects of the organisation’s activities. This includes, among other things:
- setting the vision, strategy, and direction of the organisation, in line with government priorities
- 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.
The functions of the board are varied and cover accountability to stakeholders and leadership both internally and externally. Collectively, the board is responsible for creating a governance environment that acts in the best interests of the entity, the broader health system, and Victorian communities.
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 communities, people who identify with LGBTIQ+ communities are encouraged to apply.
The key capabilities HealthShare Victoria are looking for are:
- Registered clinician
- Communications and Stakeholder Engagement
- Human Resource Management
- Logistics and supply chain management experience
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.