Current Opportunities

Senior Policy and Project Officer

Job no: V10465 - close 21/01
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Government

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) works in partnership with 16 National Boards to implement the national regulatory scheme for health professionals. The purpose of health practitioner regulation is to protect the public by ensuring that only health practitioners who have the skills, qualifications and knowledge to provide safe care are registered.

Working with the National Director Policy and Accreditation, the Senior Policy and Project Officer is responsible for developing and implementing multi-profession registration standards and professional codes, standards, guidelines and policy which meet the National Boards’ requirements.

This is a Parental Leave contract until September 2019 with the possibility of extension. An immediate start is available for the right person.


In this role you will:

  • Develop and review registration standards and professional codes, standards, guidelines and policy for the National Boards which meet the objectives and guiding principles of the National Law
  • Consult with relevant internal and external experts e.g. National Legal, Board and Committee members to inform registration standards and professional codes, standards, guidelines and policy development
  • Prepare papers for Ministerial Council, AHMAC and Health Workforce Principal Committee
  • Participate in, develop and implement project plans to ensure that registration standards and professional codes, standards, guidelines and policy are developed within relevant timeframes and funding
  • Convene and or facilitate efficient project meetings to ensure all project stakeholders and staff are informed of relevant developments.

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Considerable experience in the development of health profession policy advice, ideally relating to health practitioner regulation.
  • Solid and demonstrable understanding of project management methodology
  • Exceptional communication interpersonal skills with the ability to influence, persuade and bring people on a journey with all its twists and turns
  • Prepared to work with patience, be resilient, dig into the detail, be curious and listen – this is an agile and dynamic environment where everyone’s point of view matters
  • Well-developed conceptual and analytical skills

What we offer:

  • A friendly and supportive working culture with an active social club
  • Great work/life balance
  • Generous provisions for personal leave, annual leave loading, and the ability to purchase additional annual leave
  • Sophisticated open plan workspaces in a 5 star rated building
  • Attractive base salary of $110,609 per annum

 To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application and view the position description
  • Your application must include a resume and a cover letter outlining your skills and experience relevant to the requirements in the position description
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Rachel Griffiths on 03 8708 9366
  • Closing Date: 11.30pm on 21 January 2019

Offer of employment is subject to successful background (pre-employment screening) and Criminal History checks.

AHPRA is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of all abilities to apply, particularly people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, and those who may experience diversity or disability related barriers in securing employment.  If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

With respect, no agencies please.

Download File E10471 Policy and Project Officer 281218.pdf

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