Deputy Director Healthy Ageing and Palliative Care

Location: Brisbane
Job Type: Permanent
Discipline: Executive Search
Contact: Prudence Hayes
Reference: 1370440
Posted: 16 days ago
About our client;
Country to Coast Queensland (CCQ) delivers the primary health network (PHN) program for Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health.  CCQ has an ambitious agenda to design and deliver world recognised primary health outcomes for the people in their region. Achieving this will require CCQ as a commissioning organisation to not only focus on primary health service provision, but also the environmental, social, and cultural determinants of health which support communities to live their best lives.
Their diverse region covers 161,108 km2 from Sunshine Coast to Rockhampton and across to Emerald. The population in the region is just under 1M people with around 68% living regionally or remotely and more than 28% living in the most disadvantaged quintile. 
CCQ collaborates with the community to provide exceptional primary healthcare services to reduce health inequalities for their region. CCQ has seven key priorities for health improvement: mental health, alcohol and other drugs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, population health, health workforce, digital health and aged care.”

About the role;
CCQ have partnered with Troocoo to identify a Deputy Director Healthy Ageing and Palliative Care, to provide strategic leadership of CCQ’s older persons and palliative care programs and commissioning activities.  Older people make up more than 20 per cent of CCQ community and represent a significant proportion of those admitted to hospital and with chronic illnesses.
Reporting through to the Executive Director Health and Wellbeing.  This role drives the vision with regards to older people.  The role supports health, aged care and social services to work in a more person centered and integrated way.

As Deputy Director Healthy Ageing and Palliative Care, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based strategies for older persons, vulnerable populations, and population health
  • Fostering partnerships with health and social sector providers delivering services to older people
  • Overseeing care for older persons' projects and commissioning activities, working with CCQ teams and external stakeholders
  • Acting as an internal subject matter expert across social and clinical areas impacting older population health and wellbeing
  • Developing and implement evidence-based projects and programs in partnership with stakeholders to enhance service and system integration.
  • Participating at a Deputy Director level in decision-making and management processes concerning strategy, operations, and resource allocation
  • Managing and develop staff as a direct supervisor and sponsor for commissioning projects.
Key skills required;
  • Leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based strategies for aged and primary care, while maintaining a deep understanding of best practices, policy trends, and funding environments.
  • Developing strategic frameworks with cultural, community, political, and cross-agency perspectives, and prioritize workload and manage activity fluctuations.
  • Undertaking data analysis, strategic planning, and program evaluation to promote outcomes-based commissioning.
  • Building wide-ranging alliances and networks, identify opportunities for collaboration and integration, and establish a reputation as a leader of engagement and reform.
  • Championing people-centred and integrated care, maintain composure, and advocate for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in a culturally safe and respectful manner
  • Communicating effectively and tailor messages to stakeholders, facilitate small and large groups, and create opportunities for others to contribute to discussions.
  • Leading transformational change in a complex and fast-paced environment, drive capability development, and encourage continuous learning and reflection.
  • Embed evidence-based practices in all facets of work and stay abreast of best practice guidelines and literature.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to cultural safety, Work Health and Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity, and continuous improvement principles.
What is offered:
  • An attractive remuneration package, including salary sacrifice packaging, up to $15,900 per year tax free.
  • You can also use up to $2,650 of your pre-tax income to pay for entertainment expenses such as meals and holidays.  
  • 5 weeks annual leave.
  • Flexible work options, including work from home opportunities up to two days per week.
  • Access to an employee assistance program?- a free and confidential counselling service available to you.
For more information on this exceptional opportunity as Deputy Director Healthy Ageing and Palliative Care, please contact Prudence Hayes on 0427 994 121 Alternatively please submit your resume and cover letter addressing the above criteria to
Please note, Troocoo is managing this process exclusively on and all third-party applications will be forwarded to Troocoo directly.  Applications close for this position on Thursday 25th May however we will be interviewing candidates as they are received, please send through your application asap.