Project Coordinator, Implementation Support Project

Position Purpose

Deliver a national capacity building project to support Australia’s 31 PHNs to establish a national mental health assessment and referral phone service.


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

Qualifications and experience

  1. A relevant tertiary qualification.
  2. Experience in health program implementation, project management and capacity building.
  3. Knowledge and/or experience of the mental health and suicide prevention sector and contemporary issues, especially the PHN mental health program.
  4. Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with varied stakeholders including government, Primary Health Networks, and health service providers to facilitate the achievement of activity plans and project outcomes.
  5. Demonstrated ability to maintain effectiveness while adjusting to a changing environment, varying tasks, responsibilities and priorities.
  6. Demonstrated ability to manage own workloads and outputs while ensuring projects or tasks are completed within agreed timeframes.
  7. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to develop position papers and consult, advocate, negotiate and liaise effectively with a diverse range of people.

Desirable (non-essential)

  • a lived experience of mental illness and/or caring for someone with a mental illness.


This a national role, open to applicants located anywhere in Australia.

The Project Coordinator will be employed by their local PHN as part of a virtual project team.


Read the full job description here.



If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Philip Amos phil.amos@phncooperative.org.au