Deputy Director General, ACT Health Directorate - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 08/11/2022
REF: ACGddh1022
Applications for this listing are closed

Deputy Director General, ACT Health Directorate

Close Date: 08/11/2022
REF: ACGddh1022
  • Pivotal leadership role supporting the vision of a healthier Canberra
  • Champion opportunities for innovation and collaboration
  • Pursue your dream job in a world-class city that suits your lifestyle


The organisation

Our work in the ACT Public Service directly serves the needs of the Canberra community and when you work with us you will see the impact that we have on the lives of Canberrans every day.

The ACT Health Directorate oversees the Territory’s health system and provides a strong policy and population health capability based on a foundation of world-leading health and medical research. It develops strategies and sets the direction to ensure services meet community needs and expectations, delivers improved health outcomes, and that the health system is innovative, effective and sustainable now and in the future.

The ACT Public Service is an inclusive and welcoming employer.  We are big enough to give you career variety, but small enough that you’ll get to know your colleagues. We will consider flexible working conditions.

To learn more about the organisation, visit: ACT Government Health


The position

Reporting to the Director-General, this key leadership role is responsible for overseeing delivery of the key priorities of the Minister and directorate, as well as oversight of the Office of Professional Leadership and Education. Current areas of priorities include:

  • providing strategic oversight of the ongoing COVID-19 response in the ACT;
  • leading and managing the development and coordination of the ACT Health Directorate’s Budget process and legislation across the directorate;
  • leading the directorate’s work on integrated care, including chairing the Integrated Care Working Group;
  • leading negotiations with the Commonwealth on the establishment of Urgent Care Centres;
  • leading and managing the Office of Professional Leadership and Education;
  • acting as the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Island Champion;
  • chairing the Health NGO Leadership Forum;
  • expanding and developing the directorate’s data analytics capability;
  • enhancing and championing collaboration and engagement with Canberra Health Services; including participation in Deputies Group;
  • providing senior oversight of the ACTHD aspects of commissioning; and
  • other priorities and opportunities as they emerge.


The role is also responsible for significant cross-government collaboration on major issues such as the COVID-19 health response.

Qualified and experienced candidates from Health or community services backgrounds are being sought to fill the role.

The successful candidate will be a values driven leader with a track record of building cohesive relationships and high-performing teams in a complex setting. Your professional attributes will include contemporary strategic and policy leadership, change management, inspiring collaboration, and strong risk management and governance. A detailed understanding of the challenges and opportunities in modern health care is expected.

Relevant degree and/or higher qualifications are expected.

Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance-based contract for a period of up to five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that details of long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.


Applications close: Tuesday, November 8 2022

To apply: click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference ACGddh1022, and provide your curriculum vitae and a two-page application aligned to the position’s Executive Capabilities that addresses why you are the best person for this role, plus the contact details for two referees.

Enquiries can be made to David Baber and Deborah Komesaroff of Fisher Leadership on 1300 347 437.

Download candidate information

Lead Consultants

No, thank you.