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Job Listing Details
Reference Number 17626
Position Title Executive Director, System Purchasing
Employment Status Temporary Full Time
Entity Ministry of Health
Geographical Location North Sydney
Award Classification No Award Name - Health Executive Service
Number of FTE 1.00
Purpose of Position
Executive Director, System Purchasing

Public Service Senior Executive Band 2

Ministry of Health
(Up to) 12 month opportunity

Role Outline

The Executive Director, System Purchasing develops a network of effective relationships and works in close partnership with public health organisations (PHOs). The Executive Director is responsible for the purchasing frameworks that sustain the devolution of decision making, responsibility and accountability to public health organisation and support organisations for the delivery of high quality, efficient and effective health care.

The Executive Director also co-ordinates development of the annual Service Level Agreements between NSW Health and PHOs to stipulate service delivery and performance requirements. The Executive Director has overarching oversight of the management of surgery waiting lists as well as the delivery of specialist outpatient services, hospital in the home and emergency access models of care. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the purchasing mechanisms for the NGO grants management improvement program, palliative and mental health programs and state-wide services.


For further information, download the role description.
Applying for this Role

You are required to submit a one page covering letter, including a short statement in response to the targeted questions below:

  1. What really matters when providing expert advice? Please provide an example from your recent experience that reflects as a senior leader, how you develop expert advice for an organisation’s executive leadership team.
  2. Please provide an example of where you have negotiated and purchased large and complex services within a finite budget


The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or demonstrated equivalent professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience at a senior level in operational management gained in the health or similar industry environment
  • Demonstrated depth of knowledge of contemporary trends and developments in health service purchasing and its application in a large, complex public health environment.
  • Financial management experience at executive level in a large and complex organisation, along with the demonstrated capacity to manage high level negotiations across all levels of government and jurisdictions.

This is a full-time, term Band 2, Public Service senior executive (PSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $270,085 to $302,999 per annum, with annual performance reviews will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please contact Susan Pearce, Deputy Secretary, System Purchasing and Performance, on (02) 9391 9446 should you have any additional questions about the role.

Applicants must submit their application to: susan.pearce@doh.health.nsw.gov.au

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


  • The selection methods for this role are in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 executive structure and employment arrangements for the NSW public sector.
  • Applicants must respond to the targeted questions and submit an up to date resume. For further guidance, refer to Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the capabilities outlined in the Role Description. These will be assessed through the recruitment process to determine their suitability for appointment. For further information, refer to the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.
  • Only Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents are eligible to apply.
  • Relevant standard screening checks will be undertaken following interviews e.g. National Criminal Records Checks, Service Checks, Proof of ID (100 – point ID Checks) etc.
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Applications close: 27 May 2018 at 11.59pm



Selection Criteria

Contact Person Susan Pearce
Contact Number 02 9391 9446
Contact Email susan.pearce@doh.health.nsw.gov.au
Alternate Contact Person
Alternate Contact Number
Alternate Contact Email
Closing Date 27/05/2018
Additional Information (URL)

Supporting Documents
Position Description RD Executive Director System Purchasing.pdf
Application Guide