First listed on: 17 June 2019

Assistant Director, Workforce Culture and Leadership


Canberra Health Services
People and Culture
Organisation Development and Education
Workforce Culture and Leadership 

Senior Officer Grade B
Salary Range: $123,227 - $138,723 (PN: 16350)


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focused on the delivery of high quality, effective, person centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary and community?based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)—a catchment of approximately 400,000 people. It also services the surrounding Southern New South Wales region which includes the Bega Valley, Bombala, Cooma-Monaro, Eurobodalla, Goulburn, Mulwaree, Palerang, Queanbeyan, Snowy River, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Yass Valley.

CHS administers a range publicly funded health facilities, programs and services including but not limited to:

  • The Canberra Hospital: a modern 600-bed tertiary hospital providing trauma services and most major medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
  • University of Canberra Hospital Specialist Centre for Rehabilitation, Recovery and Research: a dedicated and purpose-built rehabilitation facility, with 140 inpatient beds, 75-day places and additional outpatient services.
  • Mental Health, Justice Health, Alcohol and Drug Services provide a range of health services from prevention and treatment through to recovery and maintenance at a number of locations and in varied environments for people suffering from mental health issues.
  • Four Walk-in Centres: which provide free treatment for minor illness and injury.
  • Six community health centres: providing a range of general and specialist health services to people of all ages.
  • A range of community based health services including Early Childhood Services, Youth and Women’s Health, Dental Health, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Services.

Canberra Health Services is a partner in teaching with the Australian National University, the University of Canberra and the Australian Catholic University.

Overview of the Work Area and Position

The People and Culture Division is responsible for providing strategic leadership, advice and operational implementation of human resource strategies relating to a diverse range of human resource and industrial relations functions across Canberra Health Services.

Workforce Culture and Leadership is a specialist team within People and Culture focussing on improving workplace culture; increasing staff engagement; staff health and wellbeing; elevating leadership/management skills; and supporting change management to support CHS staff to provide high quality patient care/experience.

All of our work is underpinned by a strong focus on CHS values of care, excellence, collaboration and integrity. Examples of the type of work done by Workforce Culture and Leadership include:

  • Customised development and delivery of team development activities, including team charters and workshops to improve team functioning and performance.
  • Manage and coordinated the whole of organisation workplace culture survey.
  • Develop CHS culture strategy to address results of the workplace culture survey.
  • Provide individual support to managers and work units to address workplace culture survey results and improve workplace culture.
  • Develop and manage pulse surveys to track culture improvement and/or analyse existing culture.
  • Facilitate team/business planning sessions
  • Develop and deliver workshops in relation to whole of government organisational development initiatives, include the Respect, Equity and Diversity Framework and the ACTPS Performance Framework.
  • Use Psychometric tools and provide associated coaching, for example, LSI 360-degree feedback and Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument.

Eligibility/Other Requirements


  • Current driver’s licence.


  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent in Organisational Development/Human Resources field and eligibility for membership of the appropriate professional organisation.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police check.

How to Apply: For further information, please visit

Contact Officer: Flavia D'Ambrosio (02) 5124 9585 flavia.d'

Applications Close: 27 June 2019

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