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Organisation : Mental Health Australia

Location : Canberra

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $75,000-$85,000

About the role

  • Excellent opportunity to use your highly developed administration and project skills with a national organisation
  • Full-time position for six (6) months (July – December 2021)
  • Competitive remuneration package, including charity salary packaging options
  • Supportive, family-friendly work environment

Reporting to the Manager, Consumer & Carer Programs you will be responsible for providing a high standard of project and administration support to deliver a number of projects as part of Mental Health
Australia’s contractual responsibilities to the NMHCCF. The position is responsible for assisting with the design, implementation and delivery of projects in accordance with the NMHCCF Workplan.

To be considered for this role you will hold relevant tertiary qualifications in a related discipline (eg. administration and/or project management) and demonstrated experience in project delivery.
Importantly, you will have strong organisational and interpersonal skills to handle a diverse workload and be able to work collaboratively with consumers, carers, community groups and government to achieve  mental health reform.

You’ll possess sound secretariat experience in preparing meeting documentation (agendas, minute taking and writing, and preparation of meeting action lists) and organising travel and venue requirements. Alongside this you will possess highly developed communication skills and proven ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality and guide others in order to achieve desired outcomes. Equally, you’ll be able to prioritise your workload to manage your time effectively and achieve outcomes within agreed timeframes. Proven administration skills, including the use of Microsoft Office products, are essential.

This is a great opportunity to become involved with an organisation that is dedicated to driving better mental health for all Australians.
For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary range of $75,000-$85,000 (full-time) commensurate with experience and qualifications, plus super, plus
charity salary packaging options. We provide flexible work and leave arrangements, and a range of
additional employment benefits to enable employees to balance their work and other commitments.

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, 28 May 2021. Applicants who do not address the selection criteria will not be considered

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Mental Health Australia

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.
The National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum (NMHCCF) The NMHCCF aims to improve the safety, wellbeing and quality of life of mental health consumers and carers throughout Australia through
promoting their rights; creating a responsive, recover focused service system; and through supporting innovation in service delivery across the life span.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Project Officer via Pro Bono Australia.



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