Applications are now open seeking non-executive directors

Applications are sought for non-executive director positions for public health services, public hospitals (including multi purpose services and early parenting centres), Ambulance Victoria, the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) and Health Purchasing Victoria.

Terms of office for all vacancies commence from 1 July 2018, except Forensicare whose terms commence 31 March 2018.

Applications opened 7 October 2017. The round has been extended by two weeks and will now close 5.00pm on Monday 20 November 2017.

Serving as a director is a great way to serve your community, and there are many different opportunities in Victoria to join a public board, either as a well-informed community member or to bring your specialist knowledge and expertise.

The Department of Health and Human Services manages and supports the boards of Victoria's public health services and public hospitals (including multi purpose services and early parenting centres), Ambulance Victoria, the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) and Health Purchasing Victoria as well as various ministerial advisory committees.

Victoria's public health services include major metropolitan and regional health services such as Austin Health, Monash Health and Ballarat Health Services.

If you are interested in applying for a position to any of the state's public health services, you will not be able to apply for an individual public health service. You will need to apply for the job listed on the Get on Board website called 'Public Health Services - Board Directors'.

When you complete your application, you will be required to complete a questionnaire. In the questionnaire, you will be able to indicate your preference for which public health service you would like to serve on.

Our public hospitals include:

  • regional and rural hospitals such as Casterton Memorial Hospital, East Grampians Health Service and South Gippsland Hospital
  • multi purpose services such as Alpine Health, Otway Health and Mallee Track Health and Community Service
  • early parenting centres The Queen Elizabeth Centre and Tweddle Child and Family Health Service.

The Appointment and remuneration guidelines outline principles and procedures for the recruitment, selection, appointment and remuneration of members.

Applying for a board directorship

In addition to demonstrating the core competencies required of board directors, applicants are required to fully demonstrate and provide evidence in support of three key skills or expertise they identify in their applications. For example, if an applicant indicates they have legal skills, then evidence of a law degree should be provided; if clinical governance expertise is indicated, a paragraph outlining the applicant’s experience and knowledge in this area should be included.

If you wish to apply for a position as a board director on any of the state’s public health services, public hospitals, including multi purpose services and early parenting centres, Ambulance Victoria, the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare) and Health Purchasing Victoria, you need to apply on the Get on Board website.

You will be required to either register or update your existing profile. You must then select the vacancy you wish to apply for. A 'how to apply' document accompanies each vacancy. You will then be required to complete an application form, declaration of private interests and a questionnaire. You can also attach relevant documentation, including a cover letter and resume and any supporting qualifications.

For a list of Victoria’s public health services please see the document titled Public health services and campuses on this page.

Contacts

Public health services, Ambulance Victoria and Health Purchasing Victoria

Please contact the Manager of Health Service Governance on (03) 9096 7072 or email board.appointments@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare)

Please contact the Senior Project Officer, Mental Health Branch on (03) 9096 1342 or email board.appointments@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Public hospitals (including multi purpose services and early parenting centres)

You can contact either the relevant Department of Health and Human Services office or the public hospital directly.

Public hospital applicants should apply to each individual hospital they wish to serve on.

To identify which region a public hospital is in please, see document titled Location information for public hospitals on this page.

Department of Health and Human Services regional office contact information

 Division  Region/EPC Phone number Switch number
North  Loddon Mallee (03) 5434 5589

(03) 5434 5555

South Gippsland Region (03) 5177 2592

(03) 5177 2500

Queen Elizabeth Centre (03) 8765 7562
1300 555 526
East  Hume (03) 5722 0914

(03) 5722 0555

West  Barwon South-Western (03) 5226 4838
(03) 5226 4540
 Grampians (03) 5333 6052
(03) 5333 6082
 Tweddle Child and Family Health Centre (03) 9275 7223
1300 360 462