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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Project Officer (Nursing and Midwifery)

Job no: V13851
Work type: Ongoing Full Time
Location: Canberra, Melbourne
Categories: Strategy & Policy


Ahpra considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position. This position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants in accordance with relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation.  

Ahpra's overall purpose is to protect the public by regulating health practitioners efficiently and effectively in the public interest to facilitate access to safer healthcare for all the community. Ahpra and the National Scheme, in partnership with the National Scheme's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group (the Strategy Group) have committed to eliminating racism within healthcare in Australia. 

Ahpra, as the health practitioner regulator, aims to make patient safety the norm for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples by ensuring registered health practitioners are practising their profession in a culturally safe way. 

This role will be supported in our Melbourne or Canberra offices in a full time, ongoing capacity.

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

About the Role 

This role reports directly to Policy Manager, Nursing and Midwifery and will work collaboratively with CATSINaM with a key focus to provide professional advisory services, project coordination and secretariat support to several working groups and reform projects. Having a deep understanding of the National Scheme, and having lived experience as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person/s and culturally safe practice is fundamental.

As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following:

You will be an experienced, policy officer who has an excellent understanding of governance and regulation in the public interest. Communication and strong interpersonal skills will be professional and collaborative as you manage and engage key stakeholders internally and externally in this role. You embody our values of Integrity, Respect, Collaboration and Achievement. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of cultural safety
  • Experienced managing programs of work and/or projects relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Relevant experience in health or public policy or similar
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, motivate others and inspire change
  • Well-developed problem solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

You can read more in the attached role description: Download File Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Project Officer NMW (CL6) - July 24.pdf

What we offer: 

  • Flexible 3 days working from home with 2 days in the office.
  • Access to an Indigenous Employee Assistance Program.
  • Support and access to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff network.
  • Access to a formal mentoring program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
  • Cultural leave entitlements, as part of the Ahpra Enterprise Agreement.
  • Attractive salary of $113,718 per annum plus superannuation.

To apply: 

  • Click ‘Apply for this job’ to submit your application. Email applications will not be accepted. 
  • Your application must include a cover letter, current resume and maximum 2 page document addressing the selection criteria above (see ‘As the ideal candidate, you will demonstrate the following’, address each point). 
  • Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process 
  • For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact our recruitment team via email at   

Applications Close:  11.30pm AEST Sunday 4 August 2024

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, 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.

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