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Head of Policy and PHN Engagement

Organisation : Beyond Blue

Location : Melbourne (Hawthorn)

Work Type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, CEO & Senior Management, Healthcare & Medical, Management, Policy & Research

Sector : Government, Health – General, Mental Health

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 28 Nov, 2018

About the Role

Beyond Blue is one of Australia’s pre-eminent, independent, not-for-profit organisations working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide.  With ambitious plans for the future and a clear strategy to achieve vision and mission, Beyond Blue has entered an exciting period and is in the process of developing the next wave mental health policy reform agenda.

The Head of Policy and PHN Engagement is responsible for leading the development, implementation and ongoing review of Beyond Blue’s policy reform agenda. Supporting the Board, CEO and Executive team you will develop an efficient and effective strategy and process to deliver high-level policy and advocacy activities. Overseeing Beyond Blue’s Government Engagement Framework, you will develop strong working relationships with government funders and ensure that all contractual obligations are met and reported on. Working in close collaboration with Primary Health Networks, you will strategically engage to influence, innovate and develop, effective and integrated models of care.

The successful applicant will be an experienced and professional manager with a strong track record of leading, supporting and mentoring team members to create a high-performance team that strategically and proactively seizes opportunities and drives reform. An exceptional communicator, you will have a convincing and persuasive style, with the ability to communicate effectively with different audiences and influence decision-making process.  High level policy skills are essential, including proven experience and ability to research and develop compelling policy propositions. Expertise in mental health and the primary health care system is desirable though not essential. All applicants must demonstrate professional empathy and a genuine commitment to Beyond Blue’s values and mission.

For further information, including the full position description, contact Julia Soutter, Partner at Fish & Nankivell on 03 9654 7622 or email julia@fnow.com.au. We highly recommend calling and speaking to Julia in the first instance. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th November 2018.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Beyond Blue

  • 1st Not-for-profit ranked among the AFR’s ‘Most Innovative Australian Companies’

  • 3rd Most Reputable Charity in Australia

  • Dynamic and talented leadership

Apply for this Job

For details concerning this role, please contact

Julia Soutter

Phone : 03 9654 7622

Email : Julia@fnow.com.au

For further information, including the full position description, contact Julia Soutter, Partner at Fish & Nankivell on 03 9654 7622 or email julia@fnow.com.au. We highly recommend calling and speaking to Julia in the first instance. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 28th November 2018.


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