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Project Manager

Organisation : Mental Health Australia

Location : Canberra (Deakin)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Operations Management, Project Management

Sector : Community Support Services, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 31 Jan, 2022

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.

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.



About the role

                                                        Deakin, Canberra, ACT

  • 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


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.



How to apply

To apply for this job go to: & enter ref
code: 5795696 or ''Apply Now''


Applicants should include a copy of their current resume and a statement addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the attached position description.  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


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.


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

Profession: #Community_Services, #Operations_Management, #Project_Management
Sector: #Community_Support_Services, #Mental_Health


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