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Program Manager - Older Persons Health Planning

Capital Health Network

About the role

The Program Manager will primarily focus on the Older Persons Health Planning Program. You will be responsible for the needs analysis, development of effective proposals, planning and implementation of activities to deliver better health outcomes for older persons living in the ACT.

As part of this role, you will use your project management skills and understanding of the issues impacting on the health and wellbeing of older persons.

About the team

The Health System Improvement (HSI) Business Unit comprises of two teams.

  • Health System Integration
  • Quality Improvement.

The HSI Unit is responsible for coordinating projects and program areas centred around improvement and integration of the health system, and implementing quality improvement activities to actively respond to the needs of Canberrans. The Program Manager Older Persons Health Planning sits within the Health System Integration team.

See yourself in our team

Reporting to the Senior Manager, HSI you will be responsible for supporting the development and management of system integration activities across key stakeholders, to support healthy ageing activities. You will lead the development of CHN’s Older Persons Strategy. You will develop collaborative external stakeholder relationships. Working closely with our Service Relationship Coordinators, you will support the commissioning, development and initiatives in healthy ageing and ongoing management of chronic conditions.

As part of working at an innovative organisation, you will also contribute to process improvement and broader Capital Health Network (CHN) projects and initiatives. You will have an opportunity to work closely across all Business Units within CHN.

Work location

This position is based in our Deakin office. We support flexibility and a hybrid work model at (CHN) and are happy to work with the successful candidate to ensure balance between work and life.

Working at CHN

At CHN you will have an opportunity to work with professional subject matter experts and experienced leaders who encourage and support you to develop your interests, expertise and achieve your ambitions.

Some of the reasons CHN employees love working here include:

  • Flexible working arrangements to promote sustainable teams and work life balance
  • A career pathway with learning programs and a professional development fund
  • Exciting, diverse, and fulfilling work at the heart of Canberra’s primary health system
  • Corporate office in Deakin
  • Collaborative workplace culture and supportive team environment
  • An opportunity to work with key health professionals and stakeholders across the health sector
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace built on values and wellbeing
  • Attractive remuneration package, including the option to salary package up to $15,900 of your pre-tax income per FBT year
  • Close proximity to some of the best coffee shops in Canberra and free public parking.

Learn more about Capital Health Network from our website: Capital Health Network | Home (

Salary: $107,179 plus superannuation

How to Apply

Position documentation can be found here.

Please apply using the ‘apply now’ button. Your application MUST include a cover letter addressing how your skills, experience and expertise will meet the functional competencies (max. 3 pages), salary expectations, and your CV (max. 3 pages). Please do not send your applications to the recruitment email address.

Please note: Applicants are required to have full Australian work rights at the time of application and include details of any visa limitations and end dates in the application cover letter.

For further enquiries: Please contact Mamta Porwal, Senior Manager, Health System Integration via: [email protected] using the subject line: Program Manager - Older Persons Health Planning enquiry via EthicalJobs.

CHN, ACT’s PHN welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. Capital Health Network will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with cultural requirements and/or individuals with a disability throughout the recruitment process.

If you identify as a person who may require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via [email protected] or 02 6287 8023 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.

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