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Working with us

We are a motivated, professional team committed to improving the mental health and well-being of Australians. We offer interesting, challenging and rewarding careers in a flexible, efficient and high performing work environment.

We are committed to ensuring employees are supported in the workplace to achieve their best possible mental health and wellbeing.

Current vacancies

Multiple Opportunities - Executive Level 2, Executive Level 1 and APS6

Ongoing and non-ongoing up to 3 years
Sydney or Canberra location
A merit pool will be established from this selection process to fill future ongoing and non-ongoing positions

The National Mental Health Commission has a range of exciting opportunities to help implement our vision for all people in Australia to lead a full and contributing life.

It’s an opportunity to make a difference.

Who we are

The Commission provides insight, advice and evidence on ways to continuously improve Australia’s mental health and suicide preventions systems, and acts as a catalyst for change to achieve these improvements.

The National Suicide Prevention Office (NSPO) is a new office being established to lead a national whole-of-government approach to suicide prevention and report on progress.  It will work in partnership across all levels of government and the suicide prevention sector to ensure a national, whole of governments approach to evidence based suicide prevention services and investment.

About the roles

We are seeking to fill a number of roles across the Commission and the NSPO in policy, projects, engagement and communication, corporate and specialist roles.

We are seeking dynamic people who can be flexible, responsive and resilient, and can manage competing priorities. You will be able to work productively in a team-based environment. You will display initiative, good judgment and a positive approach.

You are solutions focused, can think on your feet and manage multiple competing priorities. You must have good attention to detail and the ability to pick up new processes, systems and knowledge quickly, as well as excellent research and writing skills.

You will have strong communication and interpersonal skills, which will allow you to engage effectively with a broad range of people.

A number of positions may be filled immediately. A merit pool will also be established and used where possible to fill similar ongoing and non-ongoing vacancies during the subsequent 12 months.

Further information can be found in the Candidate Information Pack.

Applicants must be Australian citizens.  Successful applicants will be required to complete pre-engagement checks including a police check. Candidates are encouraged to read the application pack to understand application requirements. All applications must be accompanied by the Commission’s candidate application form and a pitch outlining your relevant skills and capabilities.

Please contact [email protected] with questions in the first instance. Applications close midnight, Wednesday 11 August 2021.

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Temporary employment opportunities

We maintain a register of interested candidates for temporary roles in our Sydney or Canberra offices. Positions may be related to mental health policy, communications and corporate services. Opportunities may be offered for varying periods up to 18 months with a possibility of extension up to three years.

If you are interested in being considered for temporary employment opportunities please send your resume and a covering letter outlining the skills and experience you would bring to the Commission to [email protected]. Submitting an application does not guarantee employment.

Applications will remain valid for 12 months unless withdrawn in writing.

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