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General Manager - Health Planning and Program Management - Flexible Location

Primary Health Tasmania
  • Newly redesigned executive management role – Lead the way at the forefront of primary health system and service reform
  • ($165k - $180k) + super + vehicle + not-for-profit salary packaging
  • Location: Hobart, Launceston or Ulverstone – you choose!

About the opportunity

Primary Health Tasmania are enjoying an exciting period of growth, improvement, and innovation. As a result, we have a rare opportunity for a strategic-thinking, highly motivated professional to join us as our new General Manager – Health Planning and Program Management.

Our core function is to understand Tasmania’s population health priorities and to design and deliver programs to respond to those needs. The restructured Health Planning and Program Management Business Unit plays a critical role in this by:

  • Ensuring our work is guided by our organisation's strategic plan
  • Driving a sustainable program management approach that delivers well-coordinated, high quality, efficient program activity and demonstrated outcomes

What you would be doing

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, and as a key member of our Executive group, you will lead a dedicated team of data and program management experts guiding strategic organisational investments in improving access, equity and health outcomes in the Tasmanian primary health system.

The focus of the role will include responsibility for delivering market leading, evidence-informed, and compliant health planning and program management approach for the organisation.

Your business unit accountabilities include overseeing these specialities:

  • Project management
  • Funding contract reporting and acquittal
  • Program implementation
  • Program planning and evaluation
  • Data and analytics
  • Health strategy

Here's what you’ll look like

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and/or extensive experience in a senior leadership role in business, system planning, program management, health informatics or similar
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of technical functions of the business unit such as program and project management methodology, design and governance of strategic data management and analytical services
  • A proven record of strategic and critical thinking, stakeholder engagement and influencing skills
  • Highly developed values-based leadership attributes to ensure staff are provided with clarity of purpose and are motivated, supported and inspired to perform at their best and deliver high quality results
  • Be a culture champion and understand that every day, you play an important part in what makes Primary Health Tasmania a great place to work

Benefits of working with us

  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 – less tax means more take home pay
  • Up to $2,650 of pre-tax income can be used to pay for entertainment expenses (meals, holiday accommodation etc.)
  • Hybrid working option – blend of working from the office and home-based office (after 6 months of employment)
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Generous leave and family care benefits, such as; additional 5 days of paid Carer’s Leave per year, paid Parental Leave, 3 days of paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Relocation assistance may be considered
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture which embraces the diversity of its people

Here’s some information about us

We are a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Government to connect care and keep Tasmanians well and out of hospital. We are one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in Australia and operate statewide with offices in Hobart, Launceston, and Ulverstone. Our people and our values are an important part of what makes Primary Health Tasmania a great place to work. Everything we do is underpinned by our core values – respect, collaboration, results, and professionalism.

How to apply

If you demonstrate an incredible work ethic and have a strong desire to make your mark in a dynamic workplace environment, we want to hear from you.

To apply, please submit a current resume and a cover letter describing your motivation for applying and how your skills and experience align with the selection criteria in the position description attached and also on our website:

To learn more about this opportunity please contact Phil Edmondson, Chief Executive Officer on 03 6341 8700.

Please note: We may commence interviews prior to this date and close the vacancy early if the right candidate is found, so, please apply as soon as possible.

Diversity Statement

We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. We recognise the richness that diversity brings to our workplace and believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their ages, nationalities, abilities, religions, genders, sexualities, and cultural identities.

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