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Senior Policy Officer

Organisation/Entity: NSW Ministry of Health
Job Category:
  • Policy | Advisory
Job Location:
  • Sydney Region
Job Reference Number: REQ98044
Work Type: Full-Time
Number of Positions: 1
Total Remuneration Package: $108,044.00 - $111,082.00
Closing Date: 24/03/2019 - 11:59 PM
Targeted / Identified:


Role Title: Senior Policy Officer 
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (Up to June 2019 with opportunity for extension) 
Role Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10 
Remuneration: $108,044.00 - $119,061.00 plus superannuation and annual leave loading 
Hours per Week: 35 
Location: North Sydney (moving to Chatswood mid 2019) 
Requisition ID: REQ98044 
Closing Date: 11.59 pm, 24 March 2019 

Work at the forefront of Forensic Mental Health System reform! 

About this role 
The Mental Health Branch in the Ministry of Health is looking for an outstanding person to join our Regulatory Services Team. This role will allow you to work at the forefront of forensic mental health system reform and apply your skills to a range of regulatory mental health policy issues. 

Where you'll be working 
The Mental Health Branch is responsible for developing, managing and coordinating NSW Ministry of Health policy, strategy and programs relating to mental health. The branch also supports the maintenance of the mental health legislative framework. The work of the Mental Health Branch is delivered in partnership with Local Health Districts, Speciality Health Networks, Community Managed organisations, other government agencies and other organisations. 

What you'll be doing day to day: 
The Senior Policy Officer provides high level advice and support to the Principal Policy Officer, senior executives, and staff across NSW Health. They are responsible for analysing policy and practice in relation to regulatory issues in mental health. Critical to the role is the ability to prepare high quality written advice in the form of reports, briefs, policies and discussion papers. Excellent stakeholder management skills are essential for working with key staff in public health organisations and other stakeholder representatives to secure their engagement on policy and program development, planning and implementation.
Need more information?
  • Click here for the Role Description
  • Find out more about applying for this position
  • All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  • Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

  • For role related queries or questions contact Crystal Whitmore, Principal Policy Officer, Regulatory Services on crystal.whitmore@.health.nsw.gov.au

    Targeted Questions (1-2 pages)

    If you do not include responses to the below questions your application may not be considered.

    1. Provide an example of a recent policy or project you have successfully developed and/or implemented. What role did you play in making it a success?

    2. Provide an example of a successful stakeholder engagement process you have been involved in. What made it successful and what lessons did you learn?

    The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

    To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:
    •  an Australian Citizen, or
    •  a permanent resident of Australia, or
    •  a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or  a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

    You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia

    To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.

    Applications Close: 11.59 pm, 24 March 2019