Senior Policy Officer

Policy Advisory
REQ126750 Requisition #

Role Title: Senior Policy Officer

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time (Up to Dec 2020)
Role Classification: Clerk Grade 9/10
Remuneration:  $110,745 - $122,038 pa (
plus superannuation and annual leave loading)
Hours per Week: 35

Location: St Leonards
Requisition ID: REQ126750

Closing Date: 11:59pm, 15 September 2019

  • Are you a high performing Policy Officer?
  • Looking for your next challenge?
  • Make a difference within the NSW Health Space!

About this role:

Are you passionate about policy and want to make a difference for individuals, families and communities within the health space? We are looking for a high performing Senior Policy Officer with experience in policy development, framework evaluation and strong project management skills to join the Strategic Policy Unit within the Office of the Chief Health Officer at the Ministry of Health.

Where you'll be working:

The Office of the Chief Health Officer is currently located in St Leonards. The Ministry of Health is currently undergoing a major transition introducing a more contemporary working model, ahead of a move to a new purpose built campus, also in St Leonards, in 2020-21. The Branch is busy and dynamic, with flexible working arrangements and support for robust professional development.

What you'll be doing:

The primary purpose of this role is to lead and undertake policy and program development, review and evaluate projects for NSW Health and to address current and emerging issues across state-wide polices.  The Senior Policy Officer prepares high quality written advice in the form of reports, briefs, guidelines and discussion papers to inform, respond and drive policy change.  This role also provides advice and support to the Manager, Strategic Policy Unit, and Senior Executives including the Chief Health Officer.  The Strategic Policy Unit works closely with the Ministry of Health’s Legal & Regulatory Services, Local Health Districts and Speciality Health Networks.

Need more information?
  1. Click here for the Role Description
  2. Find out more about applying for this position
  3. All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions (1-2 pages) and your CV (no more than 5 pages)
  4. Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advert through the Health Career Portal.

For role related queries or questions please contact Dr Rebecca Lesic on 9461 7514 or

If you require any reasonable adjustments, please contact Hana Maalla at  


Targeted Questions (1-2 pages)
If you do not include responses to the below questions your application may not be considered.
  1. Please describe your experience of leading a large project or policy review, what role you played, the project management considerations, and your approach to mitigating risks.
  2. Describe a time where you managed a project to deliver a number of concurrent objectives with competing deadlines.  What steps did you take to ensure deadlines were met and outcomes achieved. What was the result?

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Ministry of Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


To be eligible for employment in these roles you must be one of the following:
•  an Australian Citizen, or
•  a permanent resident of Australia, or
•  a New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand Passport, or
•  a citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia

You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia, and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia


To learn more about working at the Ministry of Health, please visit our career portal.


Applications Close: 11:59pm, 15 September 2019

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