Lead, formulate and articulate Aboriginal Health policy (Local/State/National) and strategies engaging government agencies, Member Services and other key stakeholders in Aboriginal Health Policy dialogue.  Monitor and analyse various organisation trends and activities for the purpose of providing strategic advice and guidance.  To be responsible for the day-to-day management of Policy Program Co-Designers within the Government Policy & Partnership Unit.


Located: Surry Hills main office 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Essential Criteria

  1. An understanding of the Aboriginal Health policy, public affairs and regulatory environment impacting on the Aboriginal Community Control Health Sector
  2. This vacancy is an identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander recruitment under Part 22, section 22.9 of the AH&MRC Constitution. Applicants for this role must satisfy the Aboriginality criteria. Aboriginality is defined by decent through parentage, identification as being Aboriginal and being accepted in the community as such. In your response to this criteria, you will need to provide information on how you satisfy the Aboriginality criteria*
  3. Excellent writing skills with proven ability to research and create clear policy documents and reports for a range of audiences
  4. Excellent verbal communications with ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people, government stakeholder regardless of seniority, including ability to convey complex information in an acceptable way
  5. Experience in the design, preparation and delivery of facilitated workshops, forum and community group meetings, applying a range of tools and techniques
  6. Proven ability to develop in-depth understanding of legislation and critically apply this knowledge to policy development
  7. Ability to build relationships and implement an approach that leverage further opportunities
  8. Excellent relationship development skills, with the ability to balance work and interaction with internal and external stakeholders
  9. Relevant qualification or experience in the Aboriginal Community Control Health Sector and/or Healthcare at a State or National level


  1. Experience working in the Health Sector
  2. Experience working with Indigenous Organisations
  3. Experience in Not-For-Profit organisations in particular NGO’s
  4. Familiarity with Government funding and the grant acquittal process
  5. Management and/or Health Management and/or health professional qualifications at a Cert IV, Graduate, Degree or Masters level
  6. Demonstrated ability to motivate and develop people
  7. A record of success in building strategic relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  8. Experience in driving and facilitating change in complex organisational settings

The selection criteria must be addressed for your application to be considered.

For a confidential conversation please contact Human Resources on (02) 9212 4777.


Full Time
30 October 2017


How to Apply:

The selection criteria must be addressed for your application to be considered.  Please download the attached Position Description. 

Please send your applications to Human Resources Gordana Agic gagic@ahmrc.org.au 


Applications close: Monday, 30 October 2017.




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