The Department of Health is pleased to invite applications for part time board director positions of Central Gippsland Health Service with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2023.

Central Gippsland Health Service (CGHS) is the major provider of health and aged care services in the Wellington Shire. It serves an immediate population of approximately 44,000 in Central Gippsland and reaches a wider community in East Gippsland in terms of more specialised services such as perinatal services, critical care, and surgery. CGHS is both a sub-regional and an integrated health service, providing a broad range of primary, secondary, and tertiary services, including a near comprehensive range of Home and Community Care (HACC) services; through to adult intensive care, coronary care and level 4 neonatal care. Acute services include a full-time emergency department, critical care unit, neonatal special care unit, operating theatres, day procedure unit, and oncology and dialysis services; in addition to general medical and surgical services and sub-acute services including rehabilitation.

The functions of the board of a public hospital include developing statements of priorities and strategic plans for the operation of the public hospital, monitoring compliance; overseeing financial and business plans, strategies and budgets to ensure the accountable and efficient provision of health care and the long-term viability of the public hospital.

The Board is accountable to the Minister of the day for the delivery of services in a high quality, safe and cost-effective way. Directors are required to attend a monthly board meeting of approximately 3 hours duration. Directors are also involved in various board subcommittees which include:

  • Quality & Safety Committee
  • Risk & Audit Committee
  • People & Remuneration Committee
  • Community Liaison Committee

About the role:

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for members of the Victorian public with relevant experience and capabilities to contribute to the strategic leadership of public health care delivery to the community.

The role of the board includes:

  • setting the vision, strategy and direction of the organisation, in line with government priorities
  • having ultimate accountability for the delivery of safe and quality care, including cultural safety
  • leadership succession planning and performance management of the Chief Executive Officer
  • overall oversight of the performance and delivery of key policy priorities
  • ensuring the ongoing financial viability of the organisation.

Who we’re looking for:

Safe and high-quality healthcare for all Victorians is a priority of the Department of Health. Applicants for board director positions must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the capabilities they identify in their application.

Collaboration and health service partnerships are a fundamental enabler for an effective and efficient health system. Being able to demonstrate achievements through collaboration, partnering and strong working relationships, particularly in the Victorian health sector, will be highly valued.

All applications will be considered, however the board would particularly welcome applications from people with capabilities in Human Resource Management, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Strategy and Governance. Please refer to the Position Description and Board Director Capability Framework for more details (

The Department of Health is committed to ensuring that public health boards and committees reflect the rich diversity of the Victorian community. We encourage applications from women, people of all ages, Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender diverse, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people.

Applications close at Midnight Monday 21 November 2022.

For all enquiries regarding the appointment process, please contact Emmy Fekete on 0447 278 263 or

For all enquiries regarding the board, please contact Rebecca Gunning on 03 5143 8319 or email


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