New position at Mental Health Australia - Project Manager

Project Manager

Deakin, Canberra, ACT

Deakin, Australia

Reference: 5795696

  • Excellent opportunity to use your strategic and operational project management skills with a national not for profit organisation
  • Full-time position - 3 year contract with option to extend a further 12 months
  • Competitive remuneration package with a salary range of $95,000 - $105,000 (FTE), plus super and charity salary packaging options
  • Supportive, family-friendly work environment
  • Preferred location is Canberra but interest from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide applicants are welcomed

About Us

Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector and is committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health (the Embrace Project) is run by Mental Health Australia and provides a national focus on mental health and suicide prevention for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds.

It provides a national platform for Australian mental health services and multicultural communities to access resources, services and information in a culturally accessible format.

The Embrace Project builds on the important work of previous national multicultural mental health projects - including the MHiMA and the Multicultural Mental Health Australia project - and works towards an equitable mental health system which reflects and responds well to the needs of Australia's multicultural population.

The key objectives of the project are to:

  • Increase participation of consumers and carers from CALD backgrounds in mental health services,
  • Improve outcomes for CALD mental health consumers, carers and their families,
  • Increase mental health awareness, knowledge and capacity in CALD communities, and
  • Improve cultural responsiveness and diversity of the mental health workforce.

The Role

Reporting to the Director External Relations you will lead a small team and work with the Embrace Project Manager, Engagement & Partnerships to ensure work is planned and managed effectively and the Embrace Project outcomes are successfully delivered.

This position has strategic policy and operational responsibility for the overall delivery of the Embrace Project encompassing project management and governance advice, and ensuring risks and issues associated with the project are identified and effectively managed.

To be considered for this role

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (e.g. project management, business management, health) and/or demonstrated comprehensive experience in project and program management
  • Sound experience in engaging effectively and working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including CALD communities and individuals, to facilitate cooperation and support in achieving outcomes and to establish and maintain strong effective working relationships
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in managing and delivering national programs, projects and contracts with Government and other funding bodies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of reporting requirements for government departments and experience in writing those reports
  • Demonstrated high level skills in budget development, financial management and cost control to achieve project deliverables, operational and/or strategic goals
  • Demonstrated ability to identify strategic and operational issues, think laterally and apply analytical, qualitative and research skills to develop appropriate creative strategies for resolution
  • Strong representational and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with a diverse range of people to develop and share concepts, information and ideas successfully
  • Effective leadership and management skills to manage and develop others to achieve organisational goals and objectives.

This is a unique opportunity to help drive mental health and suicide prevention reforms for people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, while enjoying the immense job satisfaction that arises from working in an area that benefits the wider community.

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary with a range of $95,000-$105,000 (FTE) commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus super, plus charity salary packaging options.

Applicants should include a copy of their current resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the attached position description. Your application should be received no later than COB 31 January 2022. Applicants who do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information please contact Nikki Hogan, Director External Relations, on (02) 6285 3100 or email Nikki.hogan@mhaustralia.org

Mental Health Australia respects, values and encourages diversity and inclusion. We believe that diversity in our people enriches our organisation as well as the communities we serve.

We provide flexible work and leave arrangements, and a range of additional employment benefits to enable employees to balance their work and other commitments.

The preferred applicant for this job will be asked to consent in writing to a police and entitlement to work in Australia check. People with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this job. Each application will be considered on its merits. Applicants can contact Mental Health Australia to find out more information.

Applications Close: 31 Jan 2022

Click here to view and download the Position Description (PD) and apply. 

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