Branch Manager - Strategy, Policy and Privacy

Branch Manager - Strategy, Policy and Privacy

Contract type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Industry: Government
Reference: 69111
Contact name: Jen D'Arcy-Smith
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Job description

​There has never been a more critical time to accelerate the use of seamless, safe and secure digital health services to improve the health of all Australians. The Australian Digital Health Agency plays a central role in delivering connected healthcare solutions on behalf of the government. The Agency is at the forefront of facilitating new models of care across the whole health continuum and is currently playing a critical role in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and consumer demand.

Now is a fantastic time to join the Agency, under the guidance of an exceptional new Chief Executive and a revamped organisation structure. Leadership capability, collaboration, innovation, and delivery maturity are core requirements as the Agency is committed to delivering exceptional customer outcomes

Part of the Digital Strategy Division, reporting to the Chief Digital Officer, the Strategy, Policy and Privacy Branch is responsible for leading and developing high-level, future-focused digital health strategies, shaping the policy agenda and ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation. It contributes to delivery and management of strategic health, digital health and privacy frameworks, policies, and flagship initiatives in the context of the health and Agency ecosystems. This considers government policy, legislation and guidelines, local and international experience, market maturity, and community and industry expectations. The Branch is the Agency’s lead on privacy matters, engaging with external partners, and promoting a privacy-aware culture.

It is anticipated that you will be a respected strategic policy expert as well as a privacy champion with good knowledge of legislative compliance. You will be a collaborative leader with high EQ and a proven team player. A track record of building effective stakeholder networks and the ability to develop relationships and represent the Agency with a wide range of community groups, the public service and industry stakeholders, including the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner is required. Experience in the digital health sector is valued but not essential.

The role can be based in Brisbane, Sydney or Canberra. It has an attractive remuneration package, flexible work arrangements, and professional development opportunities.  Please note the role will be a common-law appointment.  

You will be required to achieve and maintain negative vetting 1 security clearance for which Australian Citizenship is a requirement. 

Watermark Search International has been retained by the Australian Digital Health Agency to undergo this Executive Search.  For questions or to receive the position description, please call Watermark Search International on 02 9233 1200or email

To apply, we require a resume with a 1-2 page cover letter explaining your claim for the role quoting reference #69111.

Close date: 11:59PM June 10 2021

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