NSW Health Careers

Senior Policy Officer - Sustainable Partnerships

Policy Advisory
Ministry of Health
REQ384940 Requisition #

Senior Policy Officer, Sustainable Partnerships
Full Time, Temporary (up to 12 months)


  • Are you passionate about working on environmental sustainability reform? 
  • Opportunity to contribute to building NSW Health’s sustainable supplier partnerships and support key net zero initiatives. 
  • Be part of a collaborative fast-paced team.

About this role

We have an opportunity for a Senior Policy Officer to manage and coordinate engagement with key NSW Health suppliers to build partnerships and support integration of sustainability principles into NSW Health procurement policies and contracts. The role will work closely with subject matter experts to support functional areas, such as program and project delivery, asset management and financial management to build capacity and capability in sustainable procurement across NSW Health.

For more information, read the full Role Description.

Crown Clerk Grade 9/10, from $116,211 - $128,061 p.a. plus Super and annual leave loading

Closing Date: 11:59pm, 26 March 2023

Working at The Ministry of Health 
The position is located in St Leonards, in a modern, purpose-built building within an activity-based working environment. The office boasts many great facilities and includes various types of workspaces, promoting collaboration through co-locating with other health agencies. Close to public transport, cafés and local amenities. Hybrid working arrangements are supported. 


The Ministry of Health offers its employees challenging and rewarding work with opportunities for career progression, learning, development and work-life balance, with a 35 hour working week. To learn more about the Ministry and what benefits we offer, access our Employee Benefits Handbook.


What you'll be doing
As the Senior Policy Officer you will: 

  • Manage and undertake policy development, including evaluation of projects for the NSW Health Service and the Ministry of Health to address current and emerging issues in supply chains 
  • Establish and maintain stakeholder relationships through effective communication, negotiation and issues management to engage stakeholders and ensure project deliverables are met. 
  • Monitor and evaluate all aspects of project implementation, including risk and contingency management
  • Address issues, assess project progress and effectiveness, and achieve project outcomes
  • Provide advice and support to branch management, senior executives, and staff across the NSW Health Service and the Ministry of Health
  • Lead and participate in quantitative and qualitative research to address policy issues and inform policy development. 


Feel like you meet most but perhaps not all of the above criteria? We encourage you to apply for the role and let us know in the cover letter where there may be some areas for development.

For role related queries or questions contact Julia Farrington on julia.farrington@health.nsw.gov.au and quote REQ384940

If we can make some adjustments to the recruitment process, please contact Stephanie Nastevska on Stephanie.Nastevska@health.nsw.gov.au


Targeted Questions (max 1 page) 
If you do not include responses to the below question your application will not be considered.

  1. Provide an example where you provided expert and specialist advice on a complex policy issue. How did you ensure the advice was accurate? What issues and risks did you identify and what solutions did you recommend to address these issues? 


Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion 
At the Ministry of Health we are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which reflects the community and customers we serve. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTIQ+ community and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and would like assistance with your application or to obtain more information on how to apply please visit The Stepping Up Initiative.

To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be an Australian citizen, or a permanent resident, or a New Zealand citizen, or hold a valid visa with permission to work in Australia.


Additional information

  1. This recruitment may be used to create a Talent Pool for similar future roles (ongoing or temporary) that may arise over the next 18 months. 
  2. This is a temporary role and there may be opportunities for ongoing employment at grade
  3. For more information on applying visit the Ministry of Health Career portal
  4. Please note the selection process will include a range of comparative assessment techniques to assist in determining your suitability for the role


Considering the significant risks posed by COVID-19, the Ministry of Health expects all workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and you will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status prior to securing this role. 

Applications Close: 11:59pm, 26 March 2023

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