Head of Performance & Operational Strategy - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 24/04/2024
REF: WSVhop0324
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Head of Performance & Operational Strategy

Fixed Term
Close Date: 24/04/2024
REF: WSVhop0324
  • Key executive leadership opportunity to lead the strategic direction of Return to Work during transformation and reform
  • Champion greater financial awareness of the scheme performance
  • Competitive remuneration on offer


The Position

In March this year, a number of legislative changes came into effect to modernise Victoria’s WorkCover scheme. These changes will deliver a more contemporary and sustainable scheme to make sure it continues to support Victorian workers in the future. The Return to Work Victoria business unit has been established to develop and deliver early intervention and support for workers to return to work. There are four new executive functions established bringing together existing Divisions. The functions are: Delivery Operations, Partners & Providers, Enablement and Performance & Operational Strategy with a staff cohort of around 400 professionals.

The Return to Work Victoria Business Unit Leadership Team will focus on redesigning how people, processes and technology interact to improve the experience and outcomes of injured workers and ultimately a sustainable scheme for the benefit of all Victorians.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the business unit, the Head of Performance and Operational Strategy will provide executive leadership to and hold accountability for the Product, Actuarial Services, Performance and Scheme Insight functions. It will set the direction of the scheme performance to ensure the modernised legislation is embedded and sustained.

Leading a team, the position will advise the CEO, Board, Minister and Executive team on the financial performance of the scheme and provide expert advice and strategies on premium decisions and scheme outcomes. In addition, providing operational planning and support for the delivery of WorkSafe’s insurance scheme and statutory functions.

Working in collaboration with the Senior Leadership team, the Head of Performance and Operational Strategy will contribute to the cultural and organisational change across the business unit. They will create a framework to ensure visibility of the scheme performance and they will embed reform programs and lead initiatives to support the scheme sustainability.

The successful candidate will have previous senior leadership experience within large complex organisations in several personal injury insurance schemes. As a highly sophisticated stakeholder and relationship manager, you will have capability to manage financial, operational and reputation risk whilst driving and implementing timely change. With a deep knowledge of personal injury scheme lifecycles and influencing levers that affect performance, you will have demonstrated experience in tactical interventions and in driving strategic outcomes. You will be the kind of leader who inspires multifunctional teams whilst challenging the status-quo. In addition, you will show foresight, have strategic capability and drive change initiatives in a collaborative way.

The Organisation

WorkSafe’s Strategy has our core purpose front of mind – reducing workplace harm and improving outcomes for injured workers. We don’t shy away from the importance of our purpose to the Victorian community, that’s why we have a stated ambition to be world leading.

We want Victoria to be the safest place to work in Australia and one of the safest in the world; and we aspire to be a world leader in return to work after a workplace injury.

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.

For more information on the organisation visit: https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/

To apply – please click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference WSVhop0324, addressing your cover letter and resume to Dani White or David Baber, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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