SCRP - Project Officer (Aboriginal Health & Workforce Development)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$76,422– $84,705 plus 17% Super
06 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Population and Global Health - Western Australian Centre for Rural Health

  • Full-time appointment for 15 months  
  • Salary range: Level 5 - $76,422– $84,705 plus 17% Super

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is administered by the University of Western Australia and is part of a network of University Departments of Rural Health across Australia. WACRH is located in various towns and cities across the Midwest and Pilbara regions of WA with its main office in Geraldton and a second office in Karratha.

This position will be located in the Karratha office, but may require travel to other sites in the Pilbara.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under limited direction, liaise with Pilbara communities, workforce agencies, education providers, stakeholders and service partners to participate and collaborate in WACRH projects throughout WACRH’s Pilbara footprint.  You will provide support to WACRH to develop Aboriginal Health Education programs to support Pilbara Communities, contribute to analysis and report on health workforce data and support in the development of strategies to recruit and retain a local health workforce. You will support WACRH to undertake internal and external program evaluations, contributing to design, analysis and reporting.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent competency 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and cultural understanding of the Pilbara region and its Aboriginal communities with an ability to liaise/mentor health professionals and students through knowledge of the local Aboriginal communities
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, show initiative and to meet deadlines
  • Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work effectively with Aboriginal people

Special requirements:

  • Current “C” class driver’s licence
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Current National Police Clearance Certificate       
  • Ability to undertake rural travel

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Project Officer_2023.rtf

The content of your CV should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: Wednesday 27th September 2023

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020. 


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