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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Project Officer (Communications and Policy)

Job no: V10399 - close 02/06
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Administration, Marketing

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) works in partnership with 15 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.

We are seeking a Project Officer with communications and/or policy expertise to provide communication and project support on the program delivery of work that facilitates the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy. Demonstrating a strong respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, you will build productive stakeholder relationships to ensure that objectives are met.

An exciting and newly created role will see you make your mark as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Project Officer at  AHPRA. You will work closely with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Program Manager and is positioned within the Communications team and the Strategy and Policy directorate.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract based in Brisbane.

This vacancy is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants, reflecting AHRPA’s Reconciliation Action Plan commitment.

In this role you will:

  • Develop policy briefs, consultation papers, memoranda, agenda papers that help stakeholders understand the program and support a cross-profession approach.
  • Prepare communications materials (e.g. media releases, web copy, newsletter items, etc.) and review existing content and materials to be easy to read and clear, as required.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders including the co-chairs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group.
  • Contribute to the development of embedding culturally safe practices into the governance and operations of AHPRA and National Boards.
  • Work collaboratively with the communications team and internal clients to ensure that strategic objectives are met.

As the ideal candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of cultural safety and competency
  • Experience in providing communications and/or policy advice relating to health, regulation or education
  • Experience supporting programs of work, committees and/or projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills  along with well developed verbal and written communications skills
  • Resilience with a positive approach to managing challenges

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 $85,011 per annum

To apply:

  • Click ‘Apply now’ to submit your application.
  • 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
  • Please submit your application from a confidential email address where you are prepared to receive all emails regarding the position
  • Your application must include a resume and maximum 2 page response to the ‘Qualifications/experience’ key results areas which are stated in the Position Description under the heading ‘Key results area’
  • Applications must be submitted by 11.30pm on Sunday 2 June 2019
  • For further information or enquiries please contact Jayde Fuller on (07) 3149 6948, or you can email

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 E10743 - Project Officer Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy.pdf

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