Executive Director Strategy and Change

  • Company:
    Government of Western Australia
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    1 day ago
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Executive Director Strategy and Change

WA Country Health Service

This is a Fixed Term Full Time appointment for 5 years.

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.

WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles. 

About the role: We are seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to drive the development and execution of our significant health service strategy, including the WACHS Strategic Plan and Sustainable Health Review recommendations. The Executive Director will lead the WACHS change framework and systems, to enable change design and assurance, for significant organisational, regional and service changes. The role directs the project management, strategic change, planning and evaluation functions.

About the successful candidate: A proven strategic thinker who has experience building change leadership and capacity across a complex organisation. You will have demonstrated skill in steering and implementing change, with a track record of transforming objectives into actions, and outcomes. This is supported by your collaborative communication and stakeholder engagement skills. As an executive member, you will be a high performer with established capabilities to contribute to the strategic, governance, business and operational directions of WACHS.

About WACHS: A dynamic health service provider, with 68 hospitals, mental health, public health and aged care services across the breadth of country WA. We are quite literally at the heart of the communities we serve. Geographically, the WA Country Health Service is one of the largest health services in the world and has an ambition to be recognised as the world’s leading rural and remote healthcare provider. Our team of 10,000 dedicated staff provide services across an area of more than 2.5 million square kilometres, from Kalumburu in the Kimberley to Albany in the Great Southern.

Employee benefits:  In addition to the great salary our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • 9.5% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information go to: . 
  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • Professional development opportunities including study leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements
  • Other professional and location-based allowances
  • Further job related information: If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, you are encouraged to initially contact HR Consultant, Michelle Neil on 0422 997 211. For queries about the selection process please contact A/Director HR Services, Andrea Manley on (08) 6553 0812.

    If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employment Services on 13 44 77 for immediate assistance during business hours.

    Applicants are advised that an executive search may be utilised in conjunction with this advertisement

    Applicants are required to submit :  

  • A comprehensive resume outlining your experience and achievements relevant to this role.
  • A covering letter that demonstrates your suitability for the position, based on the work related criteria and key duties, in no more than three (3) pages.
  • Names and contact details of two (2) referees, it is preferable for one of your referees to be a current supervisor or manager where possible.
  • Interviews for this position are planned for October / November 2020 in Perth. Videoconferencing options will be available.

    Application instructions: Applicants are requested to apply online. Ideally you should have the above documentation completed and ready to attach prior to applying online. Please ensure you allow sufficient time to complete the online application process as you will be required to answer various questions and attach your documentation through an automated system.

    Lodgement is system generated. Any submissions completed on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted. Applications sent by post, email or methods other than through the online application system will not be considered.


    Other conditions: WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

    Whilst this selection process will initially be used to fill the above vacancy, it may also be used to fill other ‘similar’ vacancies throughout the health service. In addition to this, should the successful applicant decline or vacate the advertised vacancy, then the next most suitable applicant may also be selected from this process. Both of these options remain valid for a period of six (6) months from when the authorised delegate endorses the recruitment decision.