About the Board

Central Gippsland Health Service is a subregional rural health service which delivers a range of programs and services for our local communities. The Health Service has 3 campuses located in the townships of Sale, Heyfield and Maffra in Southeast Victoria. Public hospitals deliver health, aged care, and community services in rural and regional Victoria that best meet local community needs. They are an integral part of the Victorian health system which promotes and protects Victorians’ health and wellbeing.

Public hospitals are independent entities operating under the Health Service Act (Vic) 1988 and are integral to the Victorian health system. The Board is accountable to the Minister of the day for the delivery of health care to a high quality, safe and in a cost-effective way.

About the Role

The Minister for Health is pleased to invite applications for part time Board director positions. The positions start on 1 July 2024 and appointments are for a period of up to three years.

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for Victorians to contribute to the health and wellbeing of our communities. Applicants are selected for their capabilities, including personal and professional attributes, experience, knowledge, and skills that contribute to the strategic leadership and oversight of health care for the Victorian community.

Directors are required to attend a monthly Board meeting of approximately 3 hours duration. The Board meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 4.30pm. Directors are also required to participate in Board subcommittees and be available for other events requiring board representation.

The role of the Board includes:

  • setting the vision and strategy, in line with government priorities
  • having ultimate accountability for the delivery of safe and quality care, including cultural safety and freedom from discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • oversight of the performance and delivery of key policy priorities
  • ensuring the ongoing financial viability of the organisation
  • recruitment, support and monitoring of the Chief Executive Officer

Who we’re looking for:

While Victorian public health Boards are based on capabilities, Boards are more effective when these capabilities also represent the richness of the diverse voices of Victorian communities.

People of all ages, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people of all abilities, people from multicultural diverse backgrounds, people who identify with LGBTIQ+ communities are encouraged to apply.

All applications will be considered. However, our Board would particularly welcome applications from registered clinicians, and/or people with experience in Clinical Governance, Law, Patient (User) Experience and Consumer Engagement.

Please refer to the Position Description and Board Director Capability Framework for more details at www.health.vic.gov.au/board-applications.

What you need to apply:

Applicants applying for a board position for the first time will be required to create an account on the Join a Public Board website prior to applying online. Applicants who have previously applied through the Join a Public Board website will already have an account. If you have forgotten your password, the Join a Public Board website allows you to request this information.

Applications close at Midnight Sunday 19 November 2023.

For all enquiries regarding the appointment process, please contact healthservicegovernance@health.vic.gov.au.\

For all enquiries regarding the board, please contact Rebecca Gunning on (03) 5143 8319 or email Rebecca.gunning@cghs.com.au

Central Gippsland Health is committed to supporting a safe and healthy community where everyone feels they are valued, supported and have the opportunity to participate.


We would like to hear your feedback through the community portal.