senior project officer in Sydney

demi mcallan, randstad
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AU$ 86 - AU$ 119 per year

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sydney, new south wales
healthcare & medical
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AU$ 86 - AU$ 119 per year
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  • 3 Project positions available within Health/Federal Government:
    • Full time - Senior Project Officer (EL1 in Sepsis) paying $63-75ph + super
    • Part time - Project Officer (APS 6 in Sepsis) paying $85-96k + 15.4% super
  • Full time - Project Officer (APS 6) to PwC division paying $85-96k + 15.4% super
  • Currently working from home, but the office is based in the Sydney CBD near Hyde Park (near many train stations)
  • These are 11 month non-ongoing roles, meaning fixed term directly with the client, where you will get sick/annual leave entitlement and higher (15.4% superannuation).
  • Starting from beginning of Aug 20 to end June 21 – with possible role extension or other internal opportunities.

The Commission:

  • The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care leads national improvements in healthcare safety and quality. It works in partnership with patients, carers, clinicians, federal/state/territory health systems, the private sector, healthcare organisations to achieve a safe, high-quality and sustainable health system.

The Program/Team:

  • Working in the Partnering with Consumers division, which is a small team of experienced staff (mainly form clinical backgrounds nursing or pharmacy) who are responsible for the NSQHS Standards 2, 5 & 8.
  • The part-time APS 6 and full-time EL1 role are working in the National Sepsis Program. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition which takes place when an infection you already have triggers a chain reaction throughout your body, with fatalities being approx. 5,000 per year in Australia.

Your Role:

The Senior Project Officer (EL1) will be responsible for:

  • project management tasks (planning, implementing tracking & reporting),
  • preparation of project documentation
  • policy development (reviewing and summarising literature/policy papers),
  • stakeholder management (across clinicians, bureaucrats, peak bodies, health services providers, GP’s, nurses),
  • committee secretariat,
  • facilitation of meetings,
  • undertaking research and analysis of information,
  • collaborating with other relevant programs within the Commission.

The other APS 6 Project Officer roles are similar, but are more procurement and contract mgmt. focussed, including:

  • designing and distributing RFQ’s,
  • reviewing tender evaluations,
  • undertaking literature reviews & drafting papers
  • project planning (the most effective methods to use),
  • publishing project findings (public consultation processes & medical audit chart)
  • committee secretariat (steering committee and clinical reference group)


The successful candidate must have:

  • A high level of knowledge of the Australian healthcare system
  • Experience of government policy/processes
  • A comprehensive understanding of the issues regarding safety & quality in health care
  • Highly developed research, strategic analysis and interpretation skills
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Highly developed communication skills including the ability to present, negotiate, influence and consult.
  • Highly developed and excellent project management skills and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Sound decision making skills, incorporating initiative and professional judgement
  • A professional, positive, strategic and solutions-focused approach to work

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Any questions will be discussed during the shortlisting phase for all 3 roles. All the best with your application.

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


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educational requirements

Secondary School/High School