Project Officer, North West Academic Centre

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Sep 2022

  • Rewarding work for a Project Officer based at Bourke NSW, to assist with addressing the rural health workforce shortage by identifying needs and implementing health related tertiary student placement and training programs
  • Full time, fixed term position until 31/12/2024
  • Base Salary of $91,644 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a Project Officer to join the Broken Hill UDRH North West Academic Centre (NWAC) based in Bourke, NSW. coordinating the implementation and delivery of a broad range of activities and tasks for the NWAC and its programs.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide project management advice and operational support to the Centre. Project work will include the development and implementation of health related student placement programs.
  • coordinate the implementation and delivery of a broad range of activities and tasks to meet agreed project milestones/deliverables
  • establish Medical Training Hub project teams, develop and implement project plans, preparing status reports in line with broader project governance requirements and managing multiple work-stream stakeholders and communications (this will include arranging events and training sessions for students, educators, health providers, and promotion through local media and community groups)
  • ensure effective collaboration and teamwork with other project teams and stakeholders.

About you

  • is a strong communicator able to deliver messaging on a variety of channels to diverse audiences
  • has good understanding of the local North West community and health workforce issues, and experience consulting with local community groups to assist with improving the health of the community members
  • demonstrates relevant administrative skills, coupled with a general understanding of the project life cycle, the project documentation process and the standards and methodologies of a project
  • has previously worked in the higher education/tertiary sector
  • can demonstrate awareness of issues regarding the delivery of health education and training, in conjunction with health-related employment opportunities in rural and remote regions
  • has experience with MS Office Suite-in particular, Word, Outlook, Excel and MS Teams.

Due to the large geographical area serviced by the North West Academic Centre some travel, including overnight stays, will be required to perform the duties. A valid driver's license is therefore essential.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position, including meeting mandatory COVID 19 vaccination requirements or LHD approved exemption. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter -addressing the questions outlined below, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

Please address the following questions in your cover letter:

  • Outline your experience working in projects relating to health workforce training or other education related training. What was your role?
  • Describe a time when you have formed strong working relationships, how did you do this?
  • Provide an example of a new idea or initiative you had and how you implemented this? What was the result?

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Cecilia Blamey, Recruitment Operations, by email to .

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Monday 26 September 2022 11:59 PM

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