The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is seeking talented and passionate executive level professionals to lead a number of analytical units in line with the AIHW’s strategic directions.
At the AIHW we provide work that is unique, fulfilling and challenging, and value leaders who can motivate, coach and mentor our employees.
The Institute embraces and promotes workplace diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.
Ongoing and non-ongoing positions leading one of the Institute’s statistical, data or subject area units (excluding corporate service units)
These are generally full-time positions; however, requests for part-time arrangements may be considered.
This process will be used to fill a small number of currently available Unit Head positions, and to establish an order of merit, which may be used to fill similar ongoing and non-ongoing Unit Head positions across the Institute over the next twelve months. The initial available vacancies are in the areas of expenditure and workforce, hospitals, and a newly formed Specialist Capability Unit (see below for further details). See selection criterion 6 for details of required and desirable experience for these positions.
The AIHW is an independent corporate Commonwealth entity established by the Australian Government to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on the health and welfare of Australians.
The Institute currently employs around 380 staff and comprises eight groups: Business and Governance; Communications and Primary Health Care; Community Services; Data Strategies and Information Technology; Health; Hospitals, Resourcing and Classifications; Housing and Specialised Services; and Indigenous and Maternal Health.
We collaborate with federal and state agencies and non-government organisations across sectors relevant to health and welfare-related information. Our activities include data collection, developing national data standards, linking and analysing data and producing reports and other statistical information products.
Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through better health and welfare information and statistics. We collect and report information on a wide range of topics and issues, ranging from health and welfare expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, and mental health, to ageing, homelessness, disability and child protection.
Governments and the community use our reports and data in discussing, debating, and making policy decisions on health, housing and community services matters.
As members of the Institute’s broader leadership cohort, Unit Heads make a major contribution to the formulation of strategies and objectives in line with corporate goals of the Institute, and take an active role in developing and promoting the Institute’s business activity. In addition to expertise in their professional field, they need advanced managerial skills to fulfil their supervisory responsibilities.
Current vacancies are:
The work of the unit focusses on monitoring health and welfare expenditure trends, including answering questions on who finances the system, how much is spent per person, how fast expenditure is growing and how trends in Australia compare with other countries. Major responsibilities include maintenance of the AIHW’s health expenditure data collections and development of estimates of expenditure by disease. The workforce-related work includes management of the AIHW’s copy of the National Health Workforce Data Set and the Medical Schools Outcomes Database. Professional expertise relevant to this subject-matter includes expertise related to data and information about the structure and financing of the health and welfare sectors in Australia, the health and welfare workforces and health and welfare service provision.
Work in this area spans the development of national hospitals data collections, collation of national hospitals datasets, and analysis and dissemination of information on hospitals through reports, website data presentations and other means. Professional expertise relevant to this subject-matter includes expertise related to data and information about the activity, resources, safety and quality and performance of hospitals and other health services.
AIHW’s ability to provide high quality statistics, analysis and data services relies on exceptional skills and support in a number of specialist areas. AIHW is creating a new unit to support the organisation in its use of statistical methodology, spatial analysis, data visualisation and complex analytics and modelling. The unit will support business areas in their use of these capabilities and may undertake projects on their behalf. The unit will work closely with the Strategic Communications & Stakeholder Engagement and the Website and Publishing Units of the Institute. They will have business ownership of the tools that support specialist capabilities, manage associated external partnerships and manage specialist training.
Under broad direction from the Group Head (SES B1):
For other Unit Head positions relevant expertise includes exceptional technical skills in the areas of data analysis, the collection, development, and/or reporting of statistics and information, and the management of a program of work in these areas. Knowledge or expertise related to one or more of the health or welfare subject areas of the Institute (see AIHW website) is highly desirable.
These selection criteria have been developed for EL2 staff at the AIHW. They are derived from the Australian Public Service Integrated Leadership System. More information about the ILS can be obtained at www.apsc.gov.au/ils/
Apply: [email protected]
Details about the positions and how to apply can be found on our website (https://www.aihw.gov.au/about-us/careers).
Your application should include:
Commonwealth Gazette (8 November 2017).
11pm, 22 November 2017
Geoff Neideck (for the position as Head of the Specialist Capability Unit), Senior Executive, Data Strategies and Information Technology Group 02 6244 1163
Jenny Hargreaves (for other Unit Head positions), Senior Executive, Hospitals, Resourcing & Classifications Group 02 6244 1121
This position profile and subsequent selection are approved by:
Barry Sandison, Director (CEO), AIHW
Canberra, 3 November 2017
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