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Projects and Innovation Manager

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Job Ref:  40288
Employer:  Department of Health (NT)
Job Type:  Permanent Full Time
Darwin NT, Australia (Show on map)



Department of Health

Work Unit

Top End Mental Health Service and Alcohol and Other Drugs Service

Job Title

Projects and Innovation Manager


Senior Professional 1

Job Type

Full Time




$117,605 - $131,382



Position Number







Maraea Handley on 08 8999 4986 or

Agency Information

Information for Applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

resume/cv.  For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

Information about Selected Applicant’s Merit

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience, qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further information: click here

Special Measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, ATSI applicants will be given priority consideration and preference in selection for this vacancy if they meet all essential selection criteria and are suitable at the position level. For further information: click here

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Primary Objective:

Provide high level strategic advice on the identification, development and management of strategic clinical and business improvement projects, and provide high level leadership and management to the Projects and Innovation Team. 


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1.   Provide high level strategic advice on the identification, development and management of strategic clinical and business improvement projects to improve health outcomes for consumers of Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) services across the Top End.

2.   Identify, develop and project manage major strategic clinical and business improvement projects. Develop and manage complex project plans, implementation plans and communication plans.

3.   Respond to high priority, emerging issues and events in a proactive and timely manner to ensure business continuity and minimise organisational risk.

4.   Provide a high degree of leadership and utilise contemporary management skills to provide advice and support to enable staff to build effective team relationships, achieve multi-skilling and to manage change effectively.

5.   Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary leadership practices and role modelling behaviour.

6.   Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.


Selection Criteria:


1.   Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (eg nursing, behavioural science etc).

2.   Ability to provide high level strategic advice on the identification, development and management of strategic clinical and business improvement projects.

3.   High level of strategic leadership and management skills together with a sound ability to effectively manage resources to achieve business objectives.

4.   High level program and project management skills.

5.   Well developed strategic, conceptual, analytical and creative skills, including an ability to understand the political, social, economic and organisational environments and integrate this knowledge into advice.

6.   High level of interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, including demonstrated high level of negotiation and problem solving skills.

7.   High level knowledge of contemporary mental health and AOD theories, policy directions, frameworks and issues locally, nationally and internationally, and an understanding of their application in the service context.

8.   High level knowledge and understanding of mental health and AOD service delivery in the Top End, including the challenges of delivery of remote mental health services to Aboriginal communities and people.



1.   Post graduate qualifications relevant to the position.

2.   Current drivers licence or ability to obtain.


Further Information:

Department of Health has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on Departmental premises, facilities or vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. Positions may be subject to pre-employment checks such as immunisation requirements, working with children clearance notice and criminal history checks. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history. More information on pre-employment checks specific to this role can be sourced through the vacancy contact.


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