NSW Ministry of Health
Role Title: Policy Officer
Employment Type: Full Time (Temporary up to June 2021)
Role Classification: Clerk Grade 7/8
Remuneration: $97,152 – $107,541 pa (plus superannuation and annual leave loading)
Hours per Week: 35
Requisition ID: REQ195092
Location: St Leonards
About this role
The Government Relations Branch in the Ministry of Health is looking for outstanding people to join the team. This role will allow you to work at the forefront of health reform with a wide range of stakeholders to make a better health system for everyone. Our strategic objectives include:
Delivering complex strategic health and social policy reform
Transforming Australia’s future health system and making a difference for NSW
Partnering with state and national agencies to deliver mutually beneficial outcomes
Government Relations Branch works with a wide variety of internal and external partners to support sustainable health funding arrangements and identify opportunities for collaboration to drive change.
Where you’ll be working
As Australia’s largest employer, working for the NSW Government opens up unparalleled career choice through the scope and scale of roles, projects and diversity of our people.
The NSW Ministry of Health works to keep people healthy as the system manager of public hospitals in NSW. Working in the Ministry will give you broad opportunities in public policy formulation and involvement in a range of national and state-wide policies, issues and projects.
The Ministry offers four weeks annual leave per year of service, opportunities for learning and development and internal career progression, and flexible work practices.
What you’ll be doing
A number of temporary roles are available across the Policy and Funding Reform team and the Intergovernmental Liaison team. This process may be used to fill up to three roles. The teams connect health in NSW with health in other Australian jurisdictions and work with stakeholders across NSW Health, other state and national agencies, the Australian Government and other State and Territory governments
The Policy and Funding Reform team negotiates policy and funding solutions, manages agreements, and advocates for NSW in strategic forums for better health system and patient outcomes.
The Intergovernmental Liaison team manages advice and provides support for NSW Health Ministers and Executive at intergovernmental meetings.
If successful, you will work across a variety of projects and policy areas to develop advice, support the successful delivery of projects, and coordinate complex stakeholder engagement activities that are at the core of what we do.
You’re right for the role if:
You can communicate complex issues clearly and effectively
You have good stakeholder management and collaboration skills
You are a strategic, creative thinker with fresh ideas and a knack for identifying gaps and ways to improve the status quo
You effectively manage the pressures of a fast-paced organisation to deliver results
You deliver high quality advice in challenging timeframes
You are a team player who enjoys working with others to deliver better outcomes
You are interested in how the health system works, and how to make it better
For more information:
Find out more about applying for this position
All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (maximum 1-2 pages) and your CV (maximum 5 pages)
This is a temporary opportunity with potential to become ongoing at grade
For role related queries or questions contact Olivia Simes, A/Principal Policy Officer, Policy & Funding Reform, email@example.com
If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Hana Maalla on Hana.Maalla@health.nsw.gov.au
Provide an example of when you worked with others to resolve a challenging problem. Describe the actions you took, the factors that contributed to the outcome, and what you learned.
Please give an example of a recent project you have helped to implement. What were the key elements you had to consider in keeping the project on schedule, while also managing a changing workload of other tasks?
Our Commitment to Diversity
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.
We will use this recruitment process to fill current and future vacancies by building a recruitment pool valid for 12 months.
To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.
Applications Close: Sunday 29th November, 11.59pm
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