Job ref no.: 40300

Chief Manager (Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme)


  • Extra maternity leave
  • Extra paternity leave

Salary: HK$107,870 to HK$115,795 per month (commensurate with experience)

Entry Requirements: Candidates should have –
(a) a bachelor’s degree from a Hong Kong university, or equivalent;

(b) a minimum of Level 3 or above in Chinese Language and English Language (Syllabus B before 2007) in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) or the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE), or equivalent (Note 1);

(c) at least 12 years’ managerial or professional experience in the fields of insurance business administration, financial risk management, financial product development, or marketing strategy formulation for financial products (Note 2);

(d) strong leadership, organisation, presentation and interpersonal skills; and

(e) solid background in handling complex issues or projects.

Note: 1. Grade C in English Language (Syllabus B) and Chinese Language in previous HKCEE are accepted administratively as comparable to “Level 3" in English Language and Chinese Language in the 2007 HKCEE and henceforth. (Candidates who do not possess Level 3 but obtained Level 2 in Chinese Language (or equivalent) may also apply.)

2. Preference will be given to candidates with managerial or professional experience in business administration of insurance especially health insurance.

(a) Formulate and implement the strategy to promote the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS), including organisation of events, publicity, and advertising and social media activities, etc.

(b) Plan and coordinate the administrative works of the VHIS office including registration of insurance companies participating in the scheme, product certification of compliant insurance plans, enforcement and supervision, and enquiry and complaint handling.

(c) Develop the mechanism to update and review the minimum requirements of the VHIS, including the standardised policy terms and conditions, minimum benefit coverage, and code of practice for the participating insurance companies.

(d) Liaise with stakeholder organisations, government departments and regulatory bodies in handling and coordinating matters related to VHIS.

(e) Carry out other duties as assigned by the supervisors.

Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) is a policy initiative implemented by the Food and Health Bureau in respect of individual indemnity hospital insurance products. The scheme is based on voluntary participation by insurers and consumers. Under the scheme, the participating insurers will offer individual hospital insurance plans that are certified by the Food and Health Bureau to be compliant with the scheme requirements. It is voluntary for consumers to purchase the plans.

The VHIS Office is a new and regular office set up under the Food and Health Bureau to implement the VHIS. Its duties include registration of the participating insurers, vetting of individual indemnity hospital insurance plans for certification of compliance status, enforcement of scheme regulations, undertaking of publicity and consumer education programmes, monitoring of scheme performance, information dissemination and compilation of statistics, as well as handling of enquiries and complaints, etc.

Terms of Appointment: The successful candidate will be appointed on non-civil service contract terms for three years. Renewal of contract will be subject to the discretion of Food and Health Bureau.

Fringe Benefits (a) Rest days, statutory holidays, annual leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, sickness allowance, where appropriate, will be granted on terms not less favourable than the provisions of the Employment Ordinance.

(b) An end-of-contract gratuity may be granted upon satisfactory completion of the contract. Such gratuity, if granted, plus any contribution made by the Government to a Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) scheme in respect of the appointee as required by the MPF Schemes Ordinance, will be equal to 15% of the total basic salary drawn during the contract period.

How to apply: (a) Application Form [G.F. 340 (Rev. 3/2013)] is obtainable from any Home Affairs Enquiry Centre of District Offices, Home Affairs Department or any Job Centre of the Employment Services Division, Labour Department. The said form can also be downloaded from the Civil Service Bureau’s website (

(b) Completed application form, together with copies of public examination results, academic certificates, qualification certificates, employment proof as well as other supporting documents should reach the address stated below on or before the closing date and time, with the envelope clearly marked with “Application for the position of Chief Manager (Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme)". (The postmark will be referred to for the submission dates of the applications by mail).

(c) If candidates fail to provide the supporting documents as requested, their applications will not be considered. Applications not made in the prescribed form or which are incomplete or late will not be considered.

(d) Please ensure that sufficient postage is paid. Mail items bearing insufficient postage will be returned to the senders or disposed of by the Hongkong Post. Applications returned to the sender due to insufficient postage must be resubmitted on or before the closing date and time.

(e) Candidates who are selected for interview will normally receive an invitation in about four to eight weeks from the closing date for application. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Those who are not invited for interview may assume that their applications are unsuccessful.

Enquiry Address: Food and Health Bureau, 18/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong.

Enquiry Telephone: 3509 8951

Closing Date(dd/mm/yyyy): 22/06/2018 18:00:00

General Notes: (a) Candidates must be permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at the time of appointment unless specified otherwise.

(b) As an Equal Opportunities Employer, the Government is committed to eliminating discrimination in employment. The vacancy advertised is open to all applicants meeting the basic entry requirement irrespective of their disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, age, family status, sexual orientation and race.

(c) Non-civil service vacancies are not posts on the civil service establishment. Candidates appointed are not on civil service terms of appointment and conditions of service. Candidates appointed are not civil servants and will not be eligible for posting, promotion or transfer to any posts in the Civil Service.

(d) The entry pay, terms of appointment and conditions of service to be offered are subject to the provisions prevailing at the time the offer of appointment is made.

(e) Where a large number of candidates meet the specified entry requirements, the recruiting department may devise shortlisting criteria to select the better qualified candidates for further processing. In these circumstances, only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend selection interview.

(f) It is Government policy to place people with a disability in appropriate jobs wherever possible. If a disabled candidate meets the entry requirements, he/she will be invited to attend the selection interview without being subject to any further shortlisting criteria.

(g) The personal data provided by job applicants will be used by Food and Health Bureau for recruitment and employment-related purposes. It may be provided to government departments and other organisations or agencies authorised to process the information for purposes relating to recruitment by and employment with the Government e.g. qualifications assessment, medical examination, employer reference and integrity checking, etc. as may be necessary. Personal data on an unsuccessful candidate will normally be destroyed 24 months after rejection of the candidate’s application. For correction of or access to personal data, please write to the Data Protection Officer of Food and Health Bureau by fax at 2541 3352, by email to [our mailbox through CTgoodjobs Apply Now ], or by post to 18/F, East Wing, Central Government Offices, 2 Tim Mei Avenue, Tamar, Hong Kong. Please visit Food and Health Bureau’s website ( for its personal data privacy protection policy.

(h) Holders of academic qualifications other than those obtained from Hong Kong institutions/Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority may also apply but their qualifications will be subject to assessments on equivalence with the required entry qualifications. They should submit copies of their official transcripts and certificates by post to the enquiry address above.

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Job ref no. 40300 (CT3115514-01#0133)
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Employment Term
  • Full-time
  • 12 years - 17 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
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