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Public Health Services - Board Directors

Public Health Services | Health service

Posted on 26 October 2023
Closed on 19 November 2023


Part-time, 2-3 years
Monthly, Half day meetings
Vic - various
Salary not specified

About the board

Public health services deliver a range of health, mental health and aged care services in metropolitan Melbourne and the major regional centres of Geelong, Bendigo, the Grampians region, Albury and Wodonga, the Latrobe Valley and Goulburn Valley.

Public health services 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 persons to apply for part time board director positions of public health services. 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 monthly board meetings of approximately 3-4 hours duration, participate in at least two 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 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.

The key capabilities which public health services are looking for are:

  • Audit and Risk Management / financial management and accounting
  • Clinical governance
  • Law
  • Patient (user) experience and consumer engagement
  • Registered clinician

All applications will be considered. Please refer to the Position Description and Board Director Capability Framework for more details available at Link .

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.

For all enquiries regarding the appointment process, please contact

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