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Health Vacancy N.N. 10716779
Department of Health Closing date: Sunday, 17 December 2017
Job Title: Administrator National Health Funding Pool
Division: National Health Funding Pool
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Part-time
Location: Canberra - ACT
Classification: Statutory Appointment
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: 797
Agency Website:

Job Description


The office of Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool (Funding Pool), established under the National Health Reform Act 2011, ensures transparency and independence in the calculation, payment and reporting of public hospital funding in Australia. The Administrator is an independent statutory office holder, appointed to the position under legislation of the Commonwealth and each state and territory of Australia. The Administrator is independent of Commonwealth and state and territory governments, and is not subject to the control or direction of any Commonwealth Minister. The Administrator provides expert advice to the Commonwealth Treasurer and to all State and Territory Health Ministers on national health reform funding arrangements including distribution of funds, proper record keeping, and monthly public reporting of the operations of the Funding Pool. In performing these functions, the Administrator is supported by the National Health Funding Body.

As Administrator, you will be accountable for independently overseeing the large and complex financial arrangements of the Funding Pool in accordance with the National Health Reform Agreement and relevant legislation. Accountabilities include ensuring robust methodologies are in place for calculating activity based, block, and public health funding payments for public hospital services into and out of the state pool account for each state and territory, and reporting on various funding and service delivery matters. In undertaking this role, the Administrator works closely and collaboratively across all Australian government jurisdictions and their respective Health Ministers, maintaining and fostering effective relationships with key stakeholders.



To be a strong contender for this complex and challenging role, you will have a proven record of achievement in leading inter governmental initiatives and the ability to quickly develop strategic understanding of the subject area and the position. You may have a background in accounting, finance, economics, health economics, health policy or in a relevant data and statistical analysis area.. Together with sound judgement and knowledge of government, you will bring a collegiate and collaborative approach facilitating and maintaining harmonious and productive working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. An appreciation of high–level goals for the health system would be an advantage.


The remuneration for this position is set by the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal.

The Administrator is appointed by the Health Ministers of the Commonwealth and each state and territory.

Further information on the role of the Administrator and the function and operation of the National Health Funding Pool, including the funding arrangements, can be found at:

Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

The appointment will be for a term to be determined by the COAG Health Council for up to 5 years.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Amanda O’Rourke, 0452 199 031,
Position Contact: Amanda O’Rourke, 0452 199 031
Apply Address: Applications should be lodged electronically (preferably in one-word document), quoting in the subject line Ref. No. 797, to:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS48-Tue - 28 Nov 2017 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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