Director Alcohol and Other Drugs Clinical Services and Programs Unit
Executive Band 1
NSW Ministry of Health
- An exciting opportunity is available for a dynamic individual with clinical expertise and strategic leadership experience to lead the AOD Clinical Services and Programs Unit in the Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs.
- If you are interested in making a difference to the health and wellbeing of people at risk or experiencing harms from AOD use in NSW, by ensuring access to information, support, and high-quality care, then this role may be suitable for you.
- We require a skilled executive to provide strategic leadership in the development of evidence-based policies and programs which enhance AOD treatment, harm reduction and prevention.
- Come and join a dynamic, professional and committed team who value empathy, equity, expertise, and evidence.
This role will be located in St Leonards.
The Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs is part of the Population and Public Health Division of the NSW Ministry of Health. The Population and Public Health Division co-ordinates the strategic direction, planning, monitoring and performance of population health and associated clinical services across the State. The Division also responds to the public health aspects of major incidents or disasters in NSW, monitors health, identifies trends and evaluates the impact of health services. The Division is responsible for improving health through measures that prevent disease and injury. The Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs is responsible for developing, coordinating, managing and evaluating NSW Ministry of Health policies, programs and research relating to the prevention, harm minimisation and treatment of alcohol and other drug-related harm.
The purpose of the role is to lead the implementation and evaluation of policies and programs that support the delivery of alcohol and other drugs treatment, harm minimisation and prevention and ensure that they are evidence-based, person-centred, safe, high quality and effective. The Director will provide leadership and drive the performance of the AOD Clinical Services and Programs Unit to deliver results that support NSW Health AOD strategies and policies and the effective delivery of treatment, harm minimisation and prevention programs and services.
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:
- Describe your experience in providing high-level, strategic leadership within a complex environment, which may have conducted one or more of the following: policy development, research, evaluation, funding and performance monitoring of clinical and population health programs and services.
- Describe your experience in managing stakeholders and health sector contracts and funding arrangements to ensure clinical quality, safety, governance and best practice performance outcomes of programs and services.
The successful candidate will have the following key knowledge and experience:
- Extensive high-level, strategic leadership experience within a complex environment where policy development, research, evaluation; funding and performance monitoring of clinical and population health programs and services are conducted.
- Demonstrated understanding of national and state health systems and the regulatory and policy context for alcohol and other drugs or population and public health initiatives and programs.
- Demonstrated expertise in managing stakeholders and health sector contracts and funding arrangements to ensure clinical quality, safety, governance and best practice performance outcomes of programs and services.
The essential requirements are:
- Experience in the delivery or management of clinical programs and services, ideally in alcohol and other drugs.
- Relevant Tertiary qualifications in public health or related discipline and/or equivalent substantial management experience at a senior level.
- Experience working in clinical quality and safety systems, health service contracts and performance management, project management, and people leadership.
This is an ongoing, full time, Band 1, Public Service senior executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $208,519 to $231,573 per annum, with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Please contact Tonina Harvey, Acting Director AOD, Centre for Alcohol and Other Drugs, on [email protected] 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 REQ231069).
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.