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APS6 Project Officer, National Standards (Ongoing and Non-ongoing)

The Project Officer will work with the Program Director and Senior Project Officers of the program to support the development and implementation of National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. This work will involve project management, organising and assisting with public consultation processes, providing secretariat support to program committees, writing reports, briefings and other documents, analysing information and provision of advice on procedure and policy across the program areas.

Duties of the Project Officer will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Undertake project management activities including input into project planning and documentation; assistance with implementation; monitoring and reporting on progress, identifying problems, and proposing possible solutions.
  2. Research, review and analyse data, reports, published material and expert opinion to provide information and advice to support the development of projects and program initiatives.
  3. Collate, edit and draft meeting papers, correspondence, discussion papers, submissions, consultation materials, briefing notes and other written materials associated with the program.
  4. Provide secretariat support for committees and expert groups, including preparation of agenda papers, meeting notes, logistics and other administrative tasks.
  5. Undertake procurement and contract management activities including financial administration and budget preparation and monitoring as necessary.
  6. Collaborate with other team members and other program teams within the Commission to support the work of the team.
  7. Liaise with national and state authorities, professional organisations, individuals and non-government organisations to progress the program’s work priorities.
  8. Other duties as required which may include projects and providing assistance to the Commission’s corporate functions.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong conceptual, analytical and research skills, including demonstrated sound judgement and innovative problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated strong writing skills, including the ability to write high level documents including briefing papers, reviews, submissions and meeting papers.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively and develop productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • An understanding of Australia’s health care system and key safety and quality issues relevant to the National Standards Program.

To apply for this position, please complete and submit an application form and upload:

  • A CV summarising your relevant experience and qualifications.
  • A two-page cover letter broadly addressing your suitability against both the position description and selection criteria.

Candidates must be Australian citizens to be eligible to apply.

Questions about the role can be directed to Margaret Banks (02) 9126 3684.

Closing date for applications is midnight, 30 November 2023.


APS6 Project Officer, National Standards (Ongoing and Non-ongoing)

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