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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Position Level: 
Executive Level 1
$104,552 to $119,244
Sydney NSW
Job type: 
Closing date: 
23 June 2021
To event remaining 9 days

The Commission is seeking an Ongoing Senior Project Officer to be responsible for leading the work on the assigned work plan deliverables and the development of resources. The Senior Project Officer will also be required to contribute to broader activities to support the National Standards Program. This will include undertaking research and analysis of information, project management, policy development, stakeholder management, facilitation of meetings, preparation of project documentation and collaborating with other relevant programs within the Commission.

Key duties

Position duties and responsibilities include:

With the Director, lead the planning and conceptualisation of strategies and national guidance to support the National Standards Program

  • Undertake project management activities including project planning and documentation, implementation, monitoring and reporting on progress; providing recommendations about managing risk, and identifying and resolving problems
  • Provide secretariat support to the work of relevant committees and expert groups managed by the program
  • Consult with experts and stakeholders including development of consultation strategies and coordination of formal consultation processes to achieve the objectives of the Commission
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant legislative and reporting requirements, Australian and International standards, quality assurance procedures and best practice models
  • Undertake work activities with an awareness of their possible impact on strategic, political or operational outcomes for the agency/program
  • Provide public health and/or health informatics expertise across a broad range of activities as required.


The successful candidate will have:

  • Excellent project management, time management and organisational skills
  • Effective and well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to present, negotiate, influence and consult
  • Knowledge of the Australian healthcare system and an understanding of issues regarding safety and quality in health care
  • Experience facilitating the work of committees, and engaging and communicating with stakeholders
  • Masters level qualifications is desirable.


For the full position description and applicant pack please visit:

To apply for this position, please submit:

  • A CV summarising your relevant experience and qualifications
  • A statement addressing your suitability against each of the selection criteria (no more than 200 words per selection criteria).

Applications should be emailed to ACSQHCHR@safetyandquality.gov.au.

Applications are due by midnight, Wednesday 23 June 2021. 

Please Note

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under Section 26 of the Australian Public Service Commissioner's Directions 2016. This vacancy is open only to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

You are required to provide confirmation of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. This evidence may be provided as part of your application or at a later stage of the recruitment process.


The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.

For more information: 
Margaret Banks
(02) 9126 3684
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