- Role length:
- Sessional, 3 years
- Monthly, 1-2 hour meetings
- Melbourne CBD, online or another location
- Sessional rates
About the board
The Department of Health is pleased to invite applications for a part time (sessional) position on the Boards Ministerial Advisory Committee (the committee). The committee was established in 2016 in response to recommendation 2.4 of the report Targeting Zero: Supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care.
The committee provides advice to the Minister and the Department of Health to ensure all public health service and public hospital boards are highly skilled, independent and effective. The committee acts in accordance with the legislative requirements set out in the Health Services Act 1988 (the Act) and other relevant Victorian Government policies including:
- the Premier's Circular No. 2015/02 – Good Board Governance
- the Appointment and Remuneration Guidelines; and
- the Diversity on Victorian Government Board Guidelines
The Committee provides active oversight and participation in the board appointment process and provides advice on other governance matters referred to it. The Committee is also expected to be able to provide support and advice to board chairs across the health system, engage chairs as part of the annual board chair interview and support the delivery of resources and training to boards, such as the annual statewide induction program.
About the role
Committee members are expected to:
- work diligently in the completion of their duties, approaching any deliberations in an impartial manner that does not reflect any organisational, sectional or vested interests
- complete all activities relating to the scope of the role of the Boards Ministerial Advisory committee for relevant boards
- assume that all information shared is in-confidence and not for public dissemination in line with the Directors’ Code of Conduct, unless otherwise stated.
There are approx. 14 committee meetings per year (10 ordinary meetings and 4 board appointment oversight meetings). The ordinary meetings are usually held on-line via TEAMS between 8.30 and 10.30am on the first Wednesday of the month. The board appointment oversight meetings are usually held in January and March, are also on-line and can be up to four hours. Some in-person commitments may be required with appropriate notice.
See the attached position description for more information about the role and meeting commitments.
Who we're looking for
The successful applicant will be a Registered Clinician who has (and will maintain) active registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. They will be a current or former member of a Victorian health board (public hospital or public health service) and able to demonstrate the following capabilities:
Clinical governance – an acknowledged leader in the integrated systems, processes, leadership and culture that are at the core of providing safe, effective, accountable and person-centred healthcare underpinned by continuous improvement.
Corporate governance – will have a working knowledge of government board obligations and duties, and experience as a board director and/or board chair including the board’s relationship with its executive management and the accountability mechanisms for the public health service.
Public health system –will have a demonstrated knowledge and experience in the contextual operating environment of public health services and public hospitals in Victoria.
Leadership – will have a demonstrated strategic capacity to positively influence system change as a result of their leadership position. And will have a collaboration and partnership lens supporting innovation and enabling a system response to heath care.
The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring that government boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community.
We encourage applications from women, people of all ages, Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and the LGBTIQA+ community. We will provide adjustments to the recruitment process upon request.
What you need to apply
The standard process requires applicants to register an account on the Join a Public Board website prior to applying online.
When you apply for a board position, you will be asked to enter your personal details before moving on to a questionnaire.
In the questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to address the key selection criteria and outline your relevant qualifications and experience. Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae with their application.
When collecting and using personal information, the Department of Health acts in accordance with the Victorian Government Privacy Statement, and the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) which contains the Information Privacy Principles (IPPs).
Individuals do not have to disclose any personal information if they do not want to, but it can help the committee and the department to understand how you can be supported through the recruitment process and beyond.
The department welcomes the opportunity to discuss support that can be provided with any person who identifies as any of the above through the recruitment process and/or post appointment. A discussion can be arranged by contacting email@example.com.
Applicants should view the ‘How to apply’ document and position description when completing their application.
Applications close at Midnight Sunday 25 February 2024, with appointment to commence from 1 July 2024.
For all enquiries regarding the appointment process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.