Secondment Program - Centre Executive

Canberra, ACT |

Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care Secondment Program

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care seeks to pursue the creation of a system where health care is funded and delivered with a prime focus on outcomes achieved at an affordable cost for patients and the health system. The Centre aims:

  • To increase knowledge and understanding of the principles of value-based health care;
  • To build the skills required to successfully implement value-based health care;
  • To influence public policy to enable the transition to value-based health care, focused on outcomes and patient-centred models of care and supported by innovative funding models;
  • To curate and share best practice examples, theory and research on value-based health care; and
  • To be recognised as the Australian thought leadership organisation for value-based health care.

The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care Secondment Program provides a rewarding and challenging opportunity for a high-achieving individual from a member or partner organisation to temporarily join the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care for a 6-month period with the option of a further 6-month extension to undertake a strategic program of work.

The Secondment Program has been designed to build leadership and knowledge in the areas of value-based health care and policy advocacy. It will provide opportunities for learning through introduction to a different working culture and exposure to new ideas, new contacts and diverse approaches to policy-making and the challenges and practicalities of advocating for policy and process change.

Secondments can be used for a range of purposes including providing career and professional development opportunities. The Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care Secondment Program also offers member and partner organisations the opportunity to make a significant and important contribution to the development of the work of the Centre.

Position Description:

The Centre Executive will undertake an agreed strategic program of work which reflects the objectives of the Centre developed in consultation with the Australian Centre for Value Based Health Care Advisory Group and AHHA Chief Executive. This may involve leveraging their existing networks and building new relationships with policymakers and practitioners to understand their key issues, identify case studies and develop research opportunities in the area of value-based health care.

The Centre Executive may lead development of the Centre’s responses and written submissions on a variety of health policy, system and budgetary consultation processes where they relate to the program of work identified for the secondment role.

Key Duties:

In line with the identified program of work:

  • Identify policy issues and case studies and lead development of written submissions and research in line with the centre’s objectives
  • Lead health research policy projects undertaken by or commissioned by the Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care
  • Develop seminars, webinars and workshops to support knowledge and skill development in the area of value-based health care
  • Build connections between policymakers, practitioners and administrators of health systems and organisations

Required Skills:

This role is targeted at EL2 or high-performing EL1 (or equivalent)


  • A solid and practical understanding of the principles of value-based health care or willingness and ability to develop these through professional engagement in this program
  • Demonstrated leadership in health policy, health systems and/or health research
  • Strong and senior networks across the health sector, including government, universities, peak and professional organisations, Local Hospital Networks (or equivalent), Primary Health Networks, and/or the private sector
  • In-depth knowledge of the Australian health system, and interest in improving health in Australia and its region
  • Highly effective communication and stakeholder engagement skills
  • Strategic and innovative thinking expertise reinforced by a proven ability to deliver results
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both autonomously and as part of a small team environment
  • Ability to travel locally and interstate for short periods


  • Relevant academic qualifications and high-level affiliations

To Apply

Send a cover letter to outlining your interest in the role, along with your CV and a letter of support from your employer indicating their willingness to support you and the program and confirming their committment to meet your salary and related costs during the secondment.

Starting date: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Closing date: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
Australian Centre for Value-Based Health Care
Phone Number: 
02 6162 0780