Lead, Health Sector Advocacy

  • Permanent and diverse advocacy role
  • Opportunity to influence outcomes for our health system
  • Permanent position, based near Parliament Station

About the organisation

The Victorian Healthcare Association is the peak body representing Victoria’s public hospitals and community health services. Since 1938, the has been delivering vision, value and voice for the Victorian health sector, shaping policy, advocating on key issues and supporting members to respond to system reform. Since its establishment, the VHA has been committed to creating value for members and, through its members, for all Victorians. Working at the VHA offers great benefits including additional paid leave at Christmas and Melbourne Cup weekend, salary packaging, fresh fruit for employees and ongoing staff development and training.

About the role

The role of Lead, Health Sector Advocacy is responsible for driving the Victorian Healthcare Association’s advocacy agenda and supporting the positioning of the VHA as the voice on emerging health system issues. This role is an on-going, permanent position that will report to the Director of Policy and will work closely with all parts of the VHA’s membership spanning metropolitan, regional, small rural and multi-purpose health services to community health.

This role will be responsible for identification of emerging issues and trends that impact Victorian public hospitals and community health services at a State and Commonwealth level. The role will strategise, problem-solve and develop campaigns designed to ensure effective advocacy on key emerging health system issues on behalf of VHA members. The role will be responsible for the development of considered alliances with external stakeholders in relation to campaigns and issues management.

About you

While it would be a bonus for you to have experience within or knowledge of the healthcare sector, the current COVID-19 situation may see you re-evaluating and considering a shift in sector. What is most important to us are the skills and expertise you bring.

You are tertiary qualified with extensive experience in advocacy, issues and stakeholder management. You have exceptional relationship management skills, including experience in engaging with senior executives and government. You have experience in problem-solving, campaign-development and advocacy with a strong understanding of government processes and protocol at a State and Commonwealth level. A team player with a collaborative mindset you are aligned to the vision, purpose and values of VHA and driven by a member-centric focus.

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For a confidential discussion, contact Emma Liepa on 03 9094 7777.

To apply, click here to submit your CV and a cover letter (addressing the key selection criteria and no longer than two pages) via Seek.

VHA is committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role and supporting diversity. You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident with full work permissions in place in order to be considered for this role.