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General Manager Strategy & Business Development

St Vincent's Health Australia - Melbourne, VIC

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General Manager Strategy & Business Development

Job Description:

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  • Challenging and rewarding work environment

  • Full Time, Permanent position

About the Company

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is part of St Vincent’s Health Australia and a leading teaching, research and tertiary health service which employs more than 6,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne. SVHM provides a diverse range of adult clinical services including acute medical and surgical services, sub-acute care, medical diagnostics, rehabilitation, allied health, mental health, palliative care, correctional health and community residential care. SVHM is one of Australia's leading Catholic not-for-profit healthcare providers.

About Department

The Strategy and Planning Department provides high level business consulting and strategic advisory services to St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) to support strategic planning, service planning, capital planning and business development across our organisation. Our Department also has a strong focus on partnership and relationship development, including government relations at both the State and Federal level. The Strategy & Planning team coordinates strategic and business planning reporting required by SVHA and for the State Government. Strategy and Planning have a key role in shaping our organisation’s strategic directions and in supporting our organisation to deliver on these objectives.

About the Role

This role requires a dynamic and highly experienced strategy, planning and project management specialist with a strong track record in the health sector. Your key objective is to drive the development and delivery of the strategic and service plans for St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne to optimally position St Vincent’s now, and into the future. You will work closely with the Executive Director Strategy and Planning to support, advise and influence the wider leadership team. You will do this by leading the Strategy and Planning team; engaging with and supporting managers and clinical staff to achieve key business, growth, development and strategic priorities. You will employ your strategic, analytical and communication skills along with planning and project management tools and techniques to ensure a rigorous approach to improving performance and outcomes. You will facilitate growth, innovation, best practice and service development across the organisation.

You have strong written and verbal communication skills, adept a stakeholder management and a highly developed understanding of the drivers of the health industry.

This role is based at SVHM’s Fitzroy campus. Some inter-campus travel may be required.

Classification for this position will be a HS7 + over award allowance. (Total base salary $175K)


  • Conceptualise, plan and develop organisational strategy and specific service strategies and plans as required to facilitate the growth and ongoing development of St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.

  • Work collaboratively with business owners to develop plans to grow and reform clinical and support services.

  • Lead major service and capital planning projects in the planning phases to ensure delivery against project objectives and to satisfy stakeholder expectations.

  • Provider leadership for strategic capital and facilities planning to ensure optimal current and future use of facilities and a strategic approach to facilities planning.

  • Lead the Enterprise Risk function for St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Highly developed strategy, planning & project management skills with a demonstrated track record of success in the health sector.

  • Demonstrated capability in government and stakeholder engagement including capacity to engage and influence at all levels.

  • Highly developed analytical and conceptual skills and a demonstrated ability to use data to inform business strategy and development.

  • Superior communication skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form

  • In depth understanding of the drivers influencing the healthcare sector and an ability to apply this knowledge to the development of strategy


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  • Please attach your resume and cover letter to your application.

  • All appointments are made subject to the candidate providing a current satisfactory National Police Certificate conducted by The Victoria Police.

  • Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately. We encourage you to apply promptly as the advertisement may close early should a suitable applicant be sourced.

At SVHM we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. If you would like further information, contact our Indigenous Recruitment Coordinator through our careers page.

SVHA has a duty of care under work health and safety legislation to eliminate and/or control the risk of transmission of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD) in healthcare settings. You are therefore required to comply with the SVHA Staff Health Screening Immunisation Policy, which, depending on the role you perform in the organisation will require you to undergo mandatory immunisations/vaccinations (including flu vaccinations).

Position Description and Critical Job Demands Checklist:Review the following documents:

JR116378_GM Strategy and Business Development.pdf

Contact Details:Anna McFadgen, Executive Director Strategy & Planning. email: anna.mcfadgen@svha.org.au Alternate Contact:Dayle Memery, Executive Assistant. email: dayle.memery@svha.org.au Closing Date:8 April 2021 11:59pmReconciliation Action Plan:

At St Vincent's we acknowledge the importance of creating a work environment that is welcoming, safe, equitable and inclusive for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Employees. As part of our Commitment to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap in employment related outcomes, we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For further information, visit https ://www.svha.org.au/about-us/reconciliation or get in contact at indigenouscareers@svha.org.au

View Reconciliation Action Plan

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St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (SVHM) is a Catholic not-for-profit healthcare provider with a reputation for compassionate care and world-leading innovation. Part of the St Vincent’s Health Australia group, we are a leading tertiary teaching hospital providing a comprehensive suite of services including medical and surgical, cancer, sub-acute care, allied health, specialist clinics, diagnostics and community and outreach services. The quality of our specialist aged care, palliative care, Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander, correctional and mental health services and our support for the marginalised and disadvantaged is widely recognised. Employing more than 6,000 staff across 18 sites throughout Melbourne and with over 880 beds in daily use, the core aim of SVHM is to improve the patient experience through better access, superior outcomes and a more efficient and responsive health service.