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Executive Level 1- Assistant Director

National Health Funding Body - Perth, WA

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Job Reference Number 21-HGNDIV-8144
Classification Executive Level 1
Job Title Assistant Director
Division Health Grants and Network Division
Branch SA WA Branch
Section Aged Care and Health Engagement Section
Location Perth WA
Status Ongoing
Employment type Full-time
Salary Range $104,562 - $119,255
Contact Officer Name: Rebecca McIlroy
Phone: 08 346 5335
Email: rebecca.mcilroy@health.gov.au

To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an

Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made

An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a

variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:
Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check,

and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.
Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where

Providing evidence of qualifications.

Division Responsibilities
The Health Grants and Network Division (HGND) incorporates staff in all State and Territory
offices as well as a team in National Office. We are responsible for the local implementation
of a range of Australian Government health and aged care programs. HGND plays a key role
in delivering programs and services, while managing relationships and partnerships with key
internal and external stakeholders. The Division contributes to policy and program
development, as well as to the review and evaluation of health and aged care programs.

Branch Responsibilities
The State and Territory offices are responsible for local implementation of a range of
Australian Government health and aged care programs. Each State Office has a key role in
delivering programs and services, while managing relationships and partnerships with key
internal and external stakeholders.

Section Responsibilities
The State and Territory offices of the HGND work collaboratively with the other state and
territory offices as well as policy, program, regulatory and corporate areas of the
Department to achieve the Government’s health and aged care priorities. The majority of
the Section's responsibilities rest with Aged Care, Indigenous Health and Mental Health
programs and currently involves the local support of the Department's COVID 19 response.

Key Responsibilities
The Assistant Director manages a team working across aged care programs (Residential,
Home Care and Flexible Care programs regulated under the Aged Care Act 1997) and is
responsible for continual engagement with aged care providers. The Assistant Director is
also responsible for engagement across various health, Indigenous Health and Mental
Health priorities. The position also assists with the office’s emergency response for both
bushfire and the COVID 19 response.

The key responsibilities are:
  • Lead and provide direction to a team that has multiple functions across a range of
health and aged care program areas.

  • Maintain a high level of knowledge and ability to interpret relevant legislation,
policies and procedures (across the health and aged care systems).

  • Exercise delegations under relevant legislation in a nationally consistent and
accountable manner and make clear, evidence-based decisions.

  • Build, foster and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Represent the Department at various stakeholder engagement activities, including
with consumers, service providers, state governments and other Commonwealth

  • Think strategically and display sound judgement in challenging environments to
negotiate and influence outcomes. Support the Policy Program Divisions (PPDs) in
meeting program and policy funding outcomes.

  • Support and implement key emergency response activities.
  • Gather local intelligence for reporting on departmental outcomes and Minister’s
Office requests as required.

Key Capabilities

  • Strong leadership skills with the capability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty in
a strategic and dynamic way.

  • Strong management skills including the ability to organise your individual and teams
work activities and complete tasks within tight timeframes and set parameters.

  • High level communication capabilities (written and oral) which support the
development and maintenance of purposeful stakeholder engagement. This includes
a demonstrated ability to communicate information coherently and concisely to
audiences with a range of backgrounds and cultures (includes public speaking).

  • Capacity to effectively negotiate and represent the department across multiple topic
areas with a range of different stakeholders.

  • Well-developed analytical, planning and problem solving skills including the ability to
anticipate problems and opportunities and the ability to accurately identify and
manage risk.

  • Capacity for objective analysis and sound professional judgement in making complex

  • Demonstrated skills in time management, prioritisation and working with competing

  • Ability to work independently, as part of a larger team, and within the broader
departmental environment in accordance with the APS Values and Code of Conduct.

  • Competent in a range of IT applications.
Desirable Experience
An understanding of the health and aged care systems and the Aged Care Act 1997 will be
highly regarded.

Application Response
Your application will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have
the real potential to develop, the required skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications
to perform the role. These requirements are based on the information provided to you as
part of the job advertisement, in line with the APS Work Level Standards.

Applicants are required to provide a statement of claims framed around the key duties and
key capabilities. Your statement of claims should be no more than one page in total with a
font no smaller than size 10. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not
be considered.

Work Environment Description
Responsibilities - As detailed in Section 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 while at

work, a worker must:
  • Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety
  • Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the
health and safety of other persons
  • Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that
is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to
comply with this Act

  • Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the
business or undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been
notified to workers

  • Complete all WHS related induction and training
  • Report all work related incidents and/or illnesses to the WHS Section
Description Requirement Additional Information


1. Computer Use Yes

2. Generic screen based Yes

3. Sitting at desk Yes

4. Standing for long periods Yes

Manual Handling

5. Lifting 0-15kg Yes

6. Lifting 15 kg + No

7. Climbing No

8. Bending No

9. Squatting No

10. Reaching No

11. Push/pull No

12. Sequential Repetitive Yes Typing
Movements in short period of time

13. Manual dexterity/manipulation No

Work Environment

Description Requirement Additional Information

14. Work with others towards Yes
shared goals in a team environment

15. Works in isolation from other Yes
staff (remote supervision)

16. Distance walking (ie: Large No
building or inter-building transit)

17. Works outdoors Yes Regional and remote travel
is a key part of the role.

18.Works in a call centre No

19. Works in a customer service No

Tasks Involving

20. Exposure to chemicals No

21. Exposure to biological hazards No

22. Working at heights No

23. Requirement to wear personal No
protective equipment (PPE)

24. Requirement for full Colour No

25. Work with energetics and No

26. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No
Products that may cause
dermatological conditions

27. Exposure to extreme No

28. Confined spaces No

29. Exposure to Non-ionising No

30. Excessive Noise No

Description Requirement Additional Information

31. Low Lighting No

32. Dangerous Goods/ Equipment No

33. Exposure to airborne odours No


34. Frequent travel - Vehicle Yes Regional and remote travel
is a key part of the role.

35. Frequent travel - Aeroplane Yes Regional and remote travel
is a key part of the role.

36. Frequent travel - Seaborne No

Cyclic Workload

37. Peaks & Troughs Yes

38. Frequent Overtime Yes The COVID 19 response will
influence future
requirements for overtime
or out of hours work.

39. Rostered Shift Work Yes There is no rostered shifts
in a normal business
environment however the
COVID 19 response will
influence future
requirements for overtime
or out of hours work.