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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

Head of the National Suicide Prevention Office 

An exciting opportunity to lead the establishment of Australia’s first National Suicide Prevention Office and to drive the NSPO strategy for suicide prevention in Australia to achieve a whole of governments response.

The Head of the NSPO will lead and manage a substantial program of work, setting performance expectations and monitoring and evaluating performance outcomes to contribute to the achievement of the NSPO’s objectives. It will lead the planning, development and implementation of major initiatives, strategies and frameworks and provide expert advice and recommendations to Government.

The Head of the NSPO will develop and maintain effective working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders and nurture effective strategic partnerships in suicide prevention. It will also monitor local and international developments and the achievement of both short and long term goals and objectives.

The Head of the NSPO will represent the office in a range of forums, developing and sustaining positive relationships with stakeholders to identify trends, leverage knowledge and intelligence, and fully inform strategic decision making.

The role will report through the National Mental Health Commission’s Chief Executive Officer (as the Accountable Authority) to the Minister for Health and Aged Care.

Learn more about how to apply: Head of the National Suicide Prevention Office Candidate Information Pack

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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