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Policy and Project Officer, Podiatry

Job no: V13850
Work type: Fixed Term Full Time
Location: Any - Any location, Melbourne
Categories: Strategy & Policy

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) works in partnership with 15 National Boards to implement the national regulatory scheme for health practitioners. 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. 


The Policy and Project Officer supports the Podiatry Board of Australia (Board) to deliver its regulatory work plan and key projects. The role will support the Board’s policy goals and contribute to the regulation of the podiatry profession. 


The Policy and Project Officer will manage individual projects, including research and stakeholder engagement, and contribute to the development of registration standards, guidelines and policies, for consideration and approval by the Board. 


Ahpra requires all employees to comply with Ahpra policies, including the  Flexible working policy. 


We are seeking applications for a full time, fixed term position (12 month contract), we welcome applications from any location with an Ahpra presence. 


In this role you will: 

  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Officer, Podiatry, and the broader Ahpra team. 
  • Contribute expertise to managing projects, developing and implementing stakeholder plans, conducting research, including researching professional practice matters in order to prepare relevant registration standards, guidelines and policies for the Board.  
  • Manage schedules, project budget and overall project organisation to ensure requirements and project deliverable dates are clearly communicated, understood and executed, as required.  
  • Contribute to the preparation of agenda, policy papers and briefings for the Executive Officer and Board 
  • Ensure relevant meetings are well organised, briefing papers are of a high standard and decisions and actions are recorded and implemented in a timely manner, to meet Board requirements.  
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with Board and relevant committee members 
  • Embody our values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, and Achievement which in turn builds on the trust and credibility you will develop with key stakeholders 

You can read more in the attached position description.  Download File Policy and Project Office, Podiatry.pdf


As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following: 

  • Hold Bachelor level qualifications in health, policy, or communications
  • Experience in the Australian health system/sector 
  • Experience in development of policy and advice, ideally relating to health or health practitioner regulation  
  • Demonstrated project management, planning, time management, and organisational skills 
  • Sound understanding of corporate governance and regulatory systems  
  • Experience working with oversight Boards or Committees 
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills 
  • High level administrative skills  
  • The ability to build constructive and respectful relationships internally and externally including the ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a team 
  • Demonstrated ability to be adaptable and responsive, coping well under pressure, responding, and adjusting easily to changing work demands and circumstances 
What we offer: 
  • Hybrid working environment, 2 office days/3 at home  
  • 17.5% leave loading  
  • You will receive a company laptop and working from home kit.  
  • Professional development opportunities, including Linkedin licenses   
  • Inclusive and supportive colleagues, enjoy coming to work and collaborating with your team 
  • Salary packaging arrangements including novated leasing and education expenses  
  • Discounted health insurance with Private Health   
  • Attractive salary of $113,718 per annum plus Superannuation  


If you would like to be part of this work and contribute to access to safer healthcare, we would love to hear from you.  


To apply: 

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application. 
  • Your application must include a cover letter, current resume and maximum 2 page document addressing the selection criteria above. 
  • 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 
  • Applications must be submitted by 14 July 2024 
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please email 


Offers of employment are 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. 


Ahpra acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and the continuing connection to lands, waters, and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and Elders past, present, and emerging. 


With respect, no agencies please. 


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