Collaborative Commissioning Senior Project Officer

Sydney North Health Network (SNHN) and Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) are working together to improve care for frail and elderly people in our region.

We are designing and implementing innovative approaches and models that enable healthcare providers across all settings (acute, aged and primary care) to work more seamlessly together. Our aim is to provide more options for frail and elderly people requiring access to rapid or urgent care in the community so they do not need to attend hospital.

This is a unique opportunity being supported by the Ministry of Health through its Collaborative Commissioning initiative, which provides a framework for collaboration to achieve high value, integrated and outcome-based care. Northern Sydney is one of the first regions to progress the initiative in NSW.

About the role

The Senior Project Officer will support SNHN and NSLHD in the development and implementation of innovative initiatives and models for frail and elderly people. The Senior Project Officer will undertake a range of activities across the commissioning cycle (needs analysis, co-design, procurement, implementation and evaluation), including:

  • Project planning and reporting
  • Stakeholder consultation and relationship management
  • Oral and written reporting and presentations

As a Senior Project Officer, it is expected that you will undertake these activities with minimal supervision and demonstrate sound judgement in managing your tasks.

The position will have a base at both SNHN offices in Chatswood and NSLHD in St Leonards. Travel between SNHN and NSLHD facilities and other stakeholders’ locations within the Northern Sydney region will be required.


We’re looking for someone who has:

  • A passion for healthcare, and for new and innovative ways to design and deliver care across all settings
  • Excellent communication skills, which you use to build relationships, inspire and lead people in change management initiatives
  • Excellent organisational skills and experience in delivering projects in a demanding professional environment with the ability to work with deadlines and manage competing priorities


To be successful in this role you will need to meet the following criteria:


·         A comprehensive understanding of the Australian health system, including how healthcare is delivered, funded and managed in different settings through relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent professional experience.

  • Significant experience in health service planning, health project delivery or health policy review and improvement.

·         Ability to interpret and utilise data to draw insight and support recommendations

·         Excellent organisational skills and experience of delivering projects in a demanding professional environment with ability to work with deadlines and manage competing priorities

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build strong stakeholder relationships both internally and externally

·         Demonstrated high level of communication skills, both written and oral.

·         Analytical and problem-solving skills.

·         An ability to set priorities for individual work and the team and act to achieve desired outcomes within the specified time frame.

·         Proficiency in MS Office and related applications.


  • Knowledge and experience of commissioning including commercial contract management experience.

If this exciting role is for you, please attach your resume and covering letter addressing the essential and desirable criteria.


If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Melinda Daley, General Manager Commissioning & Integration SNHN email: mdaley@snhn.org.au  using the subject line: Collaborative Commissioning Senior Project Officer

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