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Director of People and Wellbeing

Job Title: Director of People and Wellbeing
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Queanbeyan
Industry: Public Sector
Reference: BH-28687-1
Job Published 12th October 2021

Director People and Wellbeing
Executive Band 1
Southern NSW Local Health District

• Exciting opportunity to shape contemporary HR strategy and transformation across this geographically dispersed regional health service.
• Help us deliver world class service to patients, communities and stakeholders.

Based Queanbeyan with travel across the region.

Role Outline

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) delivers health care across an area of 44,534 square kilometres, from Goulburn and Crookwell to the Victorian border and surrounds the ACT on three sides. It extends from the beaches of the NSW South Coast, the farmlands of the Southern Tablelands, across the Great Dividing Range and the Snowy Mountains. SNSWLHD serves a permanent population of over 210,000 and is also responsible for providing sustainable healthcare to the 5 million tourists who visit the area annually. It has an annual budget of $470m, employs over 3,000 staff and delivers healthcare services across more than 20 facilities. SNSWLHD is led by an experienced Chief Executive (CE) and her leadership team who have recently implemented a major restructure of the organisation. SNSWLHD is now seeking an inspirational and contemporary Director People and Wellbeing to support the team and organisation on its next phase.

The Director People and Wellbeing is a key member of the executive leadership team and reports to the CE. This role leads the development and implementation of strategic objectives related to the management of people from a developmental, cultural and transactional perspective. It provides authoritative counsel and advice to the LHD Executive and senior stakeholders on all workforce matters, and directs workforce functions to ensure service delivery and workplace culture is aligned to the overall achievement of the LHD goals. Leading a direct team of 5 and a larger distributed team, you will drive an agile, responsive and contemporary organisational culture. You will lead, plan and implement people related programs and reforms which underpin the performance of the organisation and ultimately ensure that the highest levels of service and care is provided to patients and communities. Critical to your success will be your ability to foster a workplace culture which is inclusive, collaborative, engaged and accountable.

About you

To succeed in this role, you’ll possess a track record of HR executive leadership gained within a complex, customer focused, multi-site organisation. This experience may have been gained within the public or private sector, however experience working within or at the intersection of government in your recent career may be advantageous. Critical to your success will be your demonstrable track record of leading transformative cultural change across an organisation. You’ll be an outstanding communicator with excellent stakeholder skills and a natural ability to influence and engage at all levels.

This is an opportunity of transformational significance and comes at a pivotal point in our organisation’s evolution.

For further information, please click https://youtu.be/-TgGBV1-Fso to watch a short video presented by Margaret Bennett, CE about the region, the networks, the role and what you can expect in terms of support and development if successfully appointed.

Please CLICK HERE to download the Candidate Information Pack for this role which includes the detailed Role Description and details on how to apply.

This is an ongoing, full time, Band 1, Health Service senior executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $207,076 to $230,706 per annum, with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

COVID-19 vaccination is now a mandatory requirement for all NSW Health employees. You will be required to provide a record of your COVID-19 vaccination status upon joining to support this recruitment process.

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.


Applications close: Sunday 24th October (11.59pm)