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#752 Assistant Secretary (Affirmative Measure Indigenous) (several positions), SES Band 1, Department of Health

#752 Assistant Secretary (Affirmative Measure Indigenous) (several positions), SES Band 1, Department of Health

The filling of these vacancies is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 26 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner’s Directions 2016. These vacancies are open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
To be eligible to apply for a position advertised under an Indigenous affirmative measure, you need to confirm you:
• are of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent;
• identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander; and
• are accepted by your community as being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.

The Department of Health (the Department) is seeking talented and experienced executives to join its senior leadership team to help ensure we respond to current and emerging challenges to the health of Australians, our health and aged care system, and the government’s objectives in relation to sport. We work as a team to develop and implement coherent, connected and evidence-based responses.

Several opportunities exist at the Branch Head level (SES Band 1) for highly motivated leaders with outstanding policy, program management and organisational change experience and strategic vision. You will contribute to a range of complex policy and program management issues, including developing and implementing major government reforms.

You will also support the Secretary and executive team in the leadership and direction setting of the Department. Successful candidates will have demonstrated their ability and commitment to shape the culture and capability of the Department.

A central element of your role will be contributing to shaping the culture and capability of the Department. Successful candidates will share Health’s commitment to flexible work arrangements. This includes being committed to Health’s goal of supporting staff at all levels to do their best work from the location that enables this.

Your application should include a CV and a statement of claims (a short ‘pitch’ of 500 words maximum) what experience you can bring to the Agency, your skill set, relevant career history, achievements, and your leadership attributes.

In preparing your application it is in the interest of candidates to present their application in a way that demonstrates significant outcomes associated with each of the criteria, as well as the capabilities and behaviours that underpin them (please note that it is not necessary to address the capabilities and behaviours individually).

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