Project Manager - Transformation and Strategy - Health Support Services

$136,870 - $144,623 yearly
  • Health Support Services
  • 81 Saint Georges Terrace, Perth WA, Australia
  • 30 Aug, 2021
Full time Government

Job Description

VCID No. 702611

This is a Recruitment Pool for Fixed Term Full Time appointments with the possibility of extension(s) and/or permanency.

Fixed Term contracts of three years are initially available, following which, contracts of two and one years will be offered, subject to operational requirements.

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments may be made when similar vacancies occur. Appointments may be made from this pool until 31 October 2022.

Supporting the WA health system is now even more important than ever - joining our three year Transformation Program as a Project Manager will offer you the opportunity to make a meaningful difference to the health of the people of Western Australia.

Are you searching for a career defining opportunity that allows you to:

  • deliver purposeful work that will make a difference to our services, our people, and the WA community;
  • make an organisational-wide impact in the rapidly changing health system;
  • immerse yourself in an exciting and rewarding work environment where you will collaborate with stakeholders across the organisation; and
  • strengthen your talents and continuously develop your relational, adaptive and technical skillsets.

Are you …?

  • a qualified Project Manager;
  • a problem solver who is passionate about solving complex challenges and supporting your stakeholders to navigate through change and ambiguity;
  • good at influencing a wide range of stakeholders to negotiate valuable outcomes;
  • driven to deliver on quality and achieve results in a timely manner;
  • enthusiastic about working in an innovative and collaborative way; and
  • seeking exposure to a variety of projects and opportunities across different business functions.

We are looking for talented and experienced people to join our dynamic Transformation Program in the position of Project Manager. As part of the Health Support Services (HSS) Transformation and Strategy Business Unit, the Project Manager plays a pivotal role in delivering business strategy and outcomes. You will have the opportunity to work across a variety of different projects, utilising your ability to deliver on quality and achieve results. The Project Manager is responsible for delivering agreed projects aligned with the organisation’s strategic objectives and ensuring each project is delivered per its defined scope, cost and schedule. You will also monitor project progress to identify success and areas for improvement to strengthen delivery capability. This role will also provide you with further opportunities for career progression.

HSS Transformation Program

The aim of the HSS Transformation Program is to deliver on HSS’ strategy, in the process transforming HSS into a contemporary shared service organisation.  The Transformation Program will be driving outcomes in relation to the following areas:

  • defining what good looks like for our services, and implementing measures across the business to more effectively monitor our performance.
  • improving the customer experience by improving processes and workflows.
  • reviewing how we manage demand and implementing changes that help us prioritise the things that add the most value to our customers.
  • implementing improvements that create more capacity for the organisation.
  • driving cultural change that builds on our leadership capability and aligns with our values.

About HSS …

Health Support Services (HSS) provides shared services to WA Health through skilled and motivated people. This includes delivering business focused financial, ICT, supply and workforce services within an environment of standardised systems and processes. Partnering with client agencies and other stakeholders, HSS operates within a customer focussed service culture designed to complement client agency corporate service operations. HSS provides a service within a framework of established values and behaviours based on achieving the corporate service standards and expectations of our customers. With a commitment to equity and diversity, relationships are based on trust, mutual respect and the acceptance of responsibility and accountability. HSS are committed to employee career development and professional learning.

About the Transformation team...

The Transformation team is a proudly diverse team with a range of experience spanning consulting, private sector, public sector and health sector. We’re passionate about building capability and bringing diverse thinking to drive change. We value the variety of unique experiences, qualities and characteristics our people possess. With that in mind we encourage candidates who have diverse experiences, backgrounds and capabilities which they can use to meet the position criteria to apply.

Join Us…

WA Health is committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination in the provision of our service. We embrace diversity and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities.   WA Health supports flexible working practices within the context of a quality health service. WA Health is committed to a smoke free environment across all buildings, grounds and vehicles.

WA Health is committed to growing the Aboriginal workforce as a part of WA Health's Aboriginal Workforce Policy. As a measure to achieve equality, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 applies to this position. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility to Apply: Australian citizenship or permanent residency is an essential requirement for applicants to be considered for permanent positions in the public sector.

Other Conditions:  WA Health engages staff in positions of trust and responsibility. WA Health policies require applicants to undertake criminal records screening and integrity checking as part of the appointment process. Referees may also be asked to comment on an applicant’s integrity and past demonstration of ethical behaviour.

Employee Benefits: Our employees enjoy an amazing range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):  

  • Access to generous salary packaging arrangements
  • 10% employer contributed superannuation into a fund of your choice. For further information click here
  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance      
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements

Selection Criteria: Please see the attached Job Description Form (available online at    

For Further Job Related Information: We encourage you to contact David Higgins on (08) 6444 5854. If David is unavailable, please contact Luella Forbes on 0448 076 729.

If you experience difficulties while applying online, please contact Employee Services on 134477 for immediate assistance during business hours. 

Application Instructions: Applicants are requested to:

  • apply online ( Please note: Applicants must have a current, valid email address in order to apply online. This email address will be used for communication with applicants.  
  • provide a detailed curriculum vitae which clearly outlines the roles you have held previously and the key achievements you were responsible for delivering in those roles. Please include details for two referees. It is preferable for one referee to be a current supervisor or manager.
  • provide in three pages, an overview of a complex project you have delivered including a ‘plan on a page’. You are welcome to create this in the format of your choosing eg: PowerPoint, Word.
    Please note: You will need to submit your documents as either .pdf or .doc