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Victorian State Manager

Organisation Name Neami
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2021-12-23
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 825046
  • Improve mental health and wellbeing for Victorians
  • Senior leadership role leading state strategy and organisational culture
  • Opportunity to lead in re-building Victoria's mental health system


The Organisation
Neami has been providing services for over 30 years; a community-based organisation improving mental health and wellbeing in local communities and supporting over 27,000 Australians each year in their recovery. Neami’s vision is for full citizenship for all people living with mental health issues in Australian society.
Neami’s strategic directions are informed by research that provides evidence of positive outcomes for people with mental health concerns including reduced unmet needs and an increased experience of self-efficacy and hope.

The Role
Reporting to the Executive Director - Operations and working as part of a dynamic national leadership team, you will be required to oversee and develop operations, clinical governance and service delivery within Victoria.
Neami is a well-established service in Victoria delivering a diverse range of services across primary health, homelessness, complex care and community support services. The State Manager will be committed to drive quality, safety, continuous improvement and workforce development. The role is critical to progress our work in reconciliation, lived experience leadership and evidence-based practice. The State Manager will identify and drive opportunities to deliver further value across the state and have strong capabilities in managing growth, including responding to State and Federal reform and sector re-design for mental health. You will lead and inspire a team of experienced regional and service managers who support a team of more than 200 staff members across the state.   You will develop and sustain critical collaborative partnerships and relationships with a diverse range of funders and partners including state and national health services and Primary Health Networks.
Specifically, you will also be responsible for;
  • Leading and inspiring a diverse and multi-disciplinary team
  • Quality, safety, effective practice, innovation and continuous development
  • Leadership in assessing and responding to strategic opportunities
  • Collaborative service design and workforce development
  • Change management

Skills Required
You are a highly proficient senior leader that works collaboratively within a national and state leadership team applying your ability to inspire, motivate, lead culture, innovate and apply diligent business acumen.  Knowledge of service delivery within health, mental health or related industries would be advantageous, including a lived experience but not essential.
You can demonstrate an ability to lead culture, drive and implement organisational change strategies and programs paired with exceptional stakeholder engagement skills that inform strategic decision-making.  You have an adaptable style and passion for social justice that enables you to feel comfortable working in complex human environments. Relevant Degree qualifications are required.

If you are passionate about supporting people with mental health needs and have a strong commitment to consumer rights and their participation in mental health services, then apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required above. Alternatively, please call Anna Skeels on 02 8243 0570 for a further discussion.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.