Careers at Star Health
Chief Operating Officer

Star Health - Fitzroy Street  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Chief Executive Officer
Two generous salary packaging options available
Supporting Documentation:

Chief Operating Officer


FTE 1.0 Full Time Ongoing

Job Reference No VAC0840

  • Shape and influence Health Outcomes
  • Drive Operational Performance
  • Health leadership and innovation


Star Health is a leading provider of Primary Health services in Victoria, providing a broad range of health and support services for families, including specialist childhood, youth and aged care. The organisation has been a leading not-for-profit health service in the inner south and beyond for over 40 years, and has built a reputation for innovation and collaboration in community health care. Star Health operates on an annual budget of $36m, providing over 70 services across 5 main sites with around 350 committed staff and over 60 volunteers. They work with key organisations, institutions and health care providers to provide positive health outcomes for our communities, with over 100 partnerships currently in place. Star Health are guided by their core service principles of providing friendly, affordable and joined up services with a ‘no wrong door approach.’


This critical role reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is responsible for the delivery of Star Health’s Strategic and Business Plans across Clinical and Corporate programs and services whilst ensuring Governance, Quality and customer-service standards are met. The COO leads a team of General Managers with divisional responsibility and will guide, mentor and support them to oversee the delivery and development of services in line with best practice and all legislative, funding and quality requirements. The COO will also support the CEO in representing Star Health to external stakeholders and partners, increasing the strategic capacity of the organisation while contributing to service growth aligned to Star Health’s purpose and values.


To be considered, you will be an energetic, experienced and ethical leader, qualified with a relevant degree and aligned to the values of Star Health. Your skills will combine a strategic, innovative and forward-thinking approach to health service operations, alongside a strong focus on operational excellence. Your well-developed communication, engagement, and leadership skills will enable you to influence a range of staff and stakeholders, whilst your ability to solve problems in a complex environment will be valued highly. Knowledge of the health sector, blended with commercial acumen is essential, as is a track record of success in leading change to drive operational performance.


For further information on the role and Star Health, and instructions on how to apply go to


For a confidential discussion and any questions call Michael Holdway, Managing Director, Searchlight Group on (03) 9600 1137 or 0400 006 513 e: 


Closing Date: There is no closing date for this position; applications will be processed as they are received. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.