First listed on: 26 October 2020
Director Public Health Response Systems - COVID-19


Executive Band 1

NSW Ministry of Health

This is newly created, temporary executive leadership role for a dynamic individual to join the Ministry of Health in a key role to lead the development and implementation, of critical state-wide public health response systems. If you are experienced in operating at a strategic level, proven in delivering on priorities and affecting change – apply now

This role is located in St Leonards

Role Outline

The Director Public Health Response Systems leads the development and implementation, of critical state-wide public health response systems to ensure operational and strategic objectives are met. The Director provides leadership and oversight of the whole health protection ecosystem and program of work that identifies potential adverse events and assists in large scale public health incidents and pandemics

For further information, download the role description.

Applying for this Role

You are required to submit a one page covering letter, including a short statement in response to the two targeted questions below:

  1. Detail your previous experience in successfully leading change within a complex and diverse health system that directly led to improvements in an Information Technology Services environment
  2. Based on your understanding of this role, describe a key challenge that will be faced in this role and how you would approach this issue to achieve positive outcomes.

Essential Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent professional experience at a senior level, with substantial management experience in procurement, contract development and business change processes
  • Detailed understanding of public health business context and sustainable information system development
  • Substantial knowledge and experience of large and complex data assets used in NSW health, and the processes for data governance, data management, analysis and state-wide reporting

This is a term, full time, Band 1, Public Service senior executive (PSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $195,562 to $218,616 per annum, with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please contact Emma Hoskins, Senior HR Advisor on 02 9391 9704 or on should you have any additional questions about the role.

Please click here to apply for the advert through the Health Career Portal (search by job reference number REQ195128).

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


  • The selection methods for this role are in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and employment arrangements for the NSW public sector.
  • Applicants must respond to the two targeted questions and submit an up to date resume. For further guidance, refer to Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the capabilities outlined in the Role Description. These will be assessed through the recruitment process to determine their suitability for appointment. For further information, refer to the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.
  • To be eligible for employment, you must be one of the following:
    • An Australian citizen;
    • A permanent resident of Australia;
    • A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport; or
    • A citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia
    • You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia; and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.
  • Relevant standard screening checks will be undertaken following interviews e.g. National Police Check, Service Checks, Proof of ID etc.
  • Click here for information on NSW Health

Applications close: 16 November 2020

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