Senior Project Officer – Mental Health

Orange, Dubbo, Broken Hill or Bathurst, NSW |

The Role:

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WSNW PHN) is currently seeking a motivated individual who has a passion for primary healthcare and community wellbeing to join our Strategy, Engagement & Performance team as Commissioned Services team as Senior Project Officer – Mental Health.

The Senior Project Officer - Mental Health, will assist and support the Portfolio Lead – Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol and the broader Mental Health Team, with a focus on project management, to contribute to the development, implementation, delivery and reporting of a range of mental health projects and commissioned programs.

WNSW PHN has a strong focus and commitment to addressing Aboriginal health inequality across the region and your commitment to the values of improving Aboriginal outcomes is highly valued.

The position can be based in any of our main offices: Dubbo, Orange, Broken Hill or Bathurst.


  • Demonstrated understanding of Aboriginal culture including a commitment to cultural awareness and safety.
  • Demonstrated experience in health and community services.
  • Demonstrated ability and skills in project coordination
  • High level administrative and project skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strategic, analytical, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Stakeholder relationship management skills to support effective systems change with improved health outcomes.
  • Proven ability to identify innovative solutions and influence outcomes.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage various project elements simultaneously,
  • Strong communication skills and ability to liaise with a range of stakeholders.
  • Good organisational skills and a pro-active approach to work tasks.
  • Well-developed skills in the use of Microsoft office products.


  • Relevant tertiary qualifications would be highly regarded and/or extensive relevant experience preferably within the Mental Health sector.
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal people, organisations, and communities in view of planning and implementing services and achieving outcomes for Aboriginal people.
  • Experience working in the Mental Health sector, particularly in rural and remote areas.

How to Apply:

For an outline of responsibilities, position description, selection criteria and information on how to apply, please refer to the Employment tab in the ‘About Us’ section of our website

WNSW PHN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Marijka Brennan (Portfolio Lead – Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol) on 0421 460 752.


As part of your application, you must provide a separate statement addressing each of the selection criteria as well as your resume. If you do not provide these two documents, your application will automatically not be accepted. 

Applications should be submitted via email (by the closing date and time) to:

Starting date: 
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Closing date: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Western NSW Primary Health Network
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