Executive Officer - South Coast Primary Care Partnership

Category: Primary & Community Care Services
Wednesday 01 November 2017
Position Description
READVERTISED Closes 20th Nov 2017


64 hours per fortnight or Full Time – limited term contract until 30 June 2019

(Potential for extension subject to funding)


The South Coast Primary Care Partnership (SCPCP) is one of 28 PCPs across Victoria funded by the Department of Health & Human Services. It is a voluntary partnership of 29 health and community organisations, who have worked together over the past 16 years towards achieving better health outcomes for the South Coast community (Bass Coast and South Gippsland Local Government Areas). The South Coast Primary Care Partnership, with Bass Coast Health (BCH) as the auspice body, is located in Wonthaggi.

The South Coast area is a 90 minute drive south-east of Melbourne and is an attractive ‘sea-change’ opportunity for a senior leader looking to enhance their career in a regional setting with a great mix of town, rural and magnificent coastal environments.

This senior leadership position reports to the Chair of the South Coast PCP Steering Group which comprises seven tier one member organisations.

Key deliverables for the South Coast PCP include building the capacity of the health service system in the catchment through partnership development, integrated health promotion (prevention), service coordination and improved access to services (health literacy and diversity).

The Executive Officer duties include:

  • Leadership and partnership development
  • Strategic planning and implementation using the social model of health approach
  • Health service system development
  • Project management and evaluation
  • Stakeholder relations, marketing and communication
  • Provision of executive support to the governance group
  • Budgetary and staff management


To be considered for this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent relevant experience in public health, health and community services or a related field
  • Experience in program management and development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven experience and sound knowledge of primary health and community services sectors
  • An understanding of the social model of health and the determinants of health and their impact on populations
  • Demonstrated understanding of the current national and state primary health reform program
  • The ability to work independently and within a team, and be a highly motivated self-starter.


For further information about the position please contact Paul Greenhalgh, Executive Director of Sub-Acute and Community Care at Bass Coast Health on 5671 9230.


Applications should include a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria, your resume and 2 professional referees and be addressed to the Human Resources Officer and emailed to: Pat.Grasby@basscoasthealth.org.au  


Previous applicants need not apply.


Applications close 12.00 noon Monday 20 November 2017