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Health Program Manager - Hobart / Launceston / Ulverstone

Primary Health Tasmania
  • Use your proven talent for leadership to support projects influencing positive health outcomes for Tasmanians
  • Full time Permanent
  • Competitive salary ($115k - $120k) + not-for-profit salary packaging
  • Location: Hobart, Launceston or Ulverstone – you choose!

About the opportunity

We are seeking an adaptable and proactive Health Program Manager to join our Program Operations team to work as one of two program managers providing leadership and accountability for the delivery of complex health initiatives undertaken by Primary Health Tasmania.

A key focus of the role is providing strategic direction to, and escalation path, for a team of Health Project Leads (project managers) responsible for the delivery of projects and activities across several targeted health areas such as Chronic Conditions, Aged Care, Multicultural Primary Care, Homelessness Access, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and after hours care.

What you would be doing

Reporting to the General Manager you will:

  • Establish and lead a high performing team of Health Projects Leads
  • Support the initiation of new projects
  • Facilitate program planning in collaboration with teams from across the organisation and ongoing monitoring of progress
  • Provide strategic oversight in delivery and implementation of projects
  • Ensure a coordinated approach to external stakeholder engagement
  • Be responsible for the program team’s operational management including workload allocation, budget management, project funding compliance and procurement
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of program and project management functions.

Here's what you’ll look like

  • Relevant business, program/project management or similar qualifications
  • Experience across any of the health areas of focus is highly regarded
  • Proven success in leading and managing teams
  • Advanced program/project management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively, plan and prioritise, solve problems and be adaptable in a fast paced, complex operational environment
  • Ability to travel if required (intrastate and interstate).
  • You’ll be a culture champion – understanding that every day, you play an important part of 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 completion of 6 months)
  • 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 resumé and a cover letter responding to the essential and desirable criteria from the position description on our website:

To learn more about this opportunity please contact Susan Powell, General Manager – Health System Improvement on 03 6213 8230.

A position description is attached.

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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