Published July 17, 2021
Last Modified July 16, 2021
Big Splash
1/3 Bromham Place, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
August 15, 2021

Job Description

  • Lead a dedicated team in the commissioning of alcohol and other drug (AOD) and psychosocial support services
  • Competitive salary + salary packaging benefits up to $18,550
  • Full time, fixed term role until 30 June 2023 (with possibility for extension)
  • Friendly and supportive professional environment

The Manager will lead and drive the commissioning of AOD and psychosocial services across north western Melbourne. These programs are priority areas for our PHN and we are working to make the most of opportunities to support more integrated responses across the health and community services systems. Our approach is informed by data and evidence, input from consumers and communities and subject matter experts to ensure it addresses the needs of individuals, families and communities. A key driver for our work is to ensure commissioned programs are better integrated with other relevant systems across mental health, primary care and social services.

Your daily responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Leading and applying best-practice project management methodologies
  • Working with key stakeholders to maintain meaningful engagement and increase the profile of the PHN as a valued partner
  • Leading a small team to support translation of strategic objectives and a continuous improvement approach
  • Monitoring and evaluating our commissioned activities to ensure performance, promote efficiency, effectiveness, and quality

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Demonstrated experience in relationship and contract management and developing systems that support the monitoring and implementation of programs and projects
  • Leadership and people management skills and experience, particularly leading through change
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and an ability to form effective professional relationships and networks with a broad range of stakeholders at all levels
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role that the primary mental health, psychosocial and/or AOD systems play to improve outcomes for vulnerable communities

Who would you be working for?

We are North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN), Victoria's largest independent, locally governed and run, not-for-profit PHN, dedicated to improving primary health care in our community.

PHNs have been established with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of services for consumers/patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and improving coordination of care to ensure people receive the right care in the right place, at the right time.

Our commitment to you:

  • Structured onboarding and support
  • A friendly and supportive professional environment, including teams with a wealth of skills and experiences across a range of areas
  • Continuous learning and development opportunities
  • Salary packaging and leave loading

Please review the position description for further details about the role.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a National Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Applicants from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply

To apply for this job go to: and enter reference 5578103.

Applications close 15 August 2021