Board of Directors Applications Now Open

About Us

At West Wimmera Health Service, we provide health education, preventative medicine, health promotion, social work, disability services, mental illness and community care alongside mainstream health services.

Our community is the heart of West Wimmera Health Service.

Our community is diverse, ranging from new born babies to elderly citizens and includes people with a variety of occupations and lifestyles. It is hardly surprising that our work as a health service is equally diverse.

We employ close to 600 staff across our campuses at Goroke, Jeparit, Kaniva, Minyip, Murtoa, Natimuk, Nhill, Rainbow, Rupanyup.

Recognised as the 2020 SuniTAFE Horsham Employer of the Year, we have a strong commitment to funding and supporting our staff to participate in further education, to continue deliver the best care for our communities.

We love what we do and we’re dedicated to working in collaboration with our staff and members of our community to provide the best healthcare possible.

We believe in supporting everyone to thrive.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer embracing diversity.

Our Services

Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Organisation

Our Executive Directors

Our Strategic Directions

You can learn more about our outstanding rural health service by reviewing our Strategic Plan, our Diversity Plan, and current Annual Report and Community Newsletters at: www.wwhs.net.au/about_us/publications.


Appointments to the Board of Directors

The Minister for Health, Martin Foley MP, is pleased to invite applications for part time board positions of West Wimmera Health Service with terms of office commencing from 1 July 2022.

West Wimmera Health Service is a small rural health service that delivers a range of programs and services for our local communities.

The board and the individual directors of a public hospital have formal duties and responsibilities to the Minister for Health (the Minister), the Secretary of the Department of Health (the department) and the public (the stakeholders).

The Board of Directors oversees the performance of West Wimmera Health Service and ensures that it is meeting the policy and performance objectives of the Minister.  The board is held ultimately responsible for all aspects of the health service's activities.

Directors are appointed for a one to three year term by the Governor in Council, upon the recommendation of the Minister for Health.

The West Wimmera Health Service board meets on the last Monday of the month at 7.00 pm.  Directors are also involved in various board subcommittees which include: 

  • Community Advisory
  • Executive
  • Finance & Audit
  • Project Control Group
  • Quality & Safety Governance
  • Recruitment (Board selection panel)


About the Role

These positions provide an exciting opportunity for members of the Victorian public with relevant experience and qualifications to contribute to the strategic leadersp 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 Victorian Government policy
  • having ultimate accountability for the delivery of safe and quality care
  • succession planning, performance management and, if required, the removal of the Chief Executive Officer
  • overall oversight of the performance and delivery of key policy priorities
  • ensuring the ongoing financial viability of the organisation.

See the position description for more information about the role, at www.health.vic.gov.au/governance.

Who We Are Looking For

Safe and high quality healthcare for all Victorians is a priority of the Victorian Government. Applicants for board directorships must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the skills they identify in their applications.

Collaboration, through the recently established Health Service Partnerships, is a key Victorian Government priority https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/health-service-partnership. Applicants should have a demonstrated history of achievement through collaboration and partnering. Being able to demonstrate strong working relationships, particularly in the Victorian health sector, will be highly valued.

Being able to demonstrate strong working relationships, particularly in the Victorian health sector, will be highly valued.

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

All applications will be considered however the West Wimmera Health Service Health Service Board of Directors would particularly welcome applicants with expertise in financial management and accounting, registered clinician and/or clinical governance to fill identified gaps in their current board skills profile. Please refer to the Position Description for more details about the competencies needed.

The Victorian Government is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of the Victorian community. We welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex people.

Applications close at Midnight Monday 29 November 2021.

For further information including how to apply, please visit www.health.vic.gov.au/governance.

What You Need to Apply

Applicants are required to register an account on the Public Boards website prior to applying online. Once you have registered an account with ’Join a public board’, please click on the ‘search board vacancies tab’ to find the advert for West Wimmera Health Service then click the ‘Apply Now’ button. 

Applicants are able to apply to a maximum of five board director positions. If more than five positions are applied for, only the first five will be considered.

When you apply for a board position, you will be required to enter your personal details before moving on to a questionnaire.

In the questionnaire, you will have the opportunity to address the key selection criteria and outline your relevant qualifications and experience. Applicants must upload a current curriculum vitae with their application.

Applicants should view the ‘How to apply’ document and position description when completing their application. 

Board directors of public hospitals and multi purpose services are eligible to receive remuneration. For further information, please visit https://www2.health.vic.gov.au/hospitals-and-health-services/boards-and-governance/education-resources-for-boards/board-remuneration.


Enquiries

For all enquiries regarding the appointment process, please contact Warren Anderson, Senior Program Advisor, Department of Health at warren.anderson@health.vic.gov.au

For all enquiries regarding the board, please contact Kate Pilgrim at kate.pilgrim@wwhs.net.au