Manager, The Collaborative

The Collaborative is a formal partnership between The Royal Melbourne Hospital, cohealth, Merri Health and North Western Melbourne PHN, working together to strengthen health care outcomes for our shared communities. The Collaborative currently focuses its work improving health outcomes for people with chronic illness in Inner North Western Melbourne. It does this by targeting those most at risk and who are disproportionate users of hospital services that could be better managed in the community.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Health Systems Integration at North Western Melbourne PHN and with support and direction from The Collaborative Senior Manager’s Group; the Manager will:

  • drive operational and strategic partnership development
  • implement strategies that promote service redesign and integration across the acute and primary interface
  • identify opportunities for advocacy and alternative funding streams; and
  • develop a performance outcomes and evaluation framework.

A core part of this role on a daily basis is outward-facing; as such you will be pro-active in engaging with and taking leadership of developing effective and credible relationships with the most senior stakeholders within partner organisations.

Knowledge of primary health priorities, project design and implementation principles along with the ability to deliver outcomes will be critical to your success. Working with a high degree of autonomy you will be comfortable being hands-on, managing upwards well, and tenacious and practical in your approach. You will be required to influence others using evidence, sophisticated analysis and a persuasive communication style. You’ll possess tertiary qualifications in public health, health promotion, health service management, public administration, project management or related field and have prior experience in a similar role. Post graduate qualifications in the above would be highly regarded.

This role provides an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, networks and health system knowledge across a broad area, in addition to working with partner organisations renowned for developing innovative and progressive approaches to health system reform.

Download an Information Pack by registering your details below, click on the submit button and wait for a link to appear to download the Pack. Call Michael Holdway on (03) 9600 1137 or 0400 006 513 with any further questions. To apply email your CV and a Cover letter to with the heading ‘Manager, The Collaborative' in the subject line.

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