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Contracts and Project Officer

21 December 2018

Work with us to improve the lives of those with mental illness within the Nepean Blue Mountains region.

  • Are you passionate about improving mental health outcomes in your local community?
  • Do you have strong communication and project management skills?
  • New, modern, eco-friendly office located in Penrith with open space surrounded by nature
  • Salary packaging of up to $18,550 tax free per year and 9.5% superannuation

About the Opportunity

The Contracts and Projects Officer will work collaboratively with key stakeholders to commission appropriate mental health services and initiatives across the region that support the wellbeing of people with mental illness, in line with available funding and prioritised needs. This includes: 

  • Assessing and prioritising needs; 
  • Planning, scoping and service co-design; 
  • Tendering and contracting of new services; and
  • Contract management, performance monitoring and reporting on existing commissioned services.

This position is full-time (part-time negotiable) and is funded for a 12 month period. Future employment is subject to ongoing funding. 


We are looking for someone who has completed relevant tertiary qualifications and has highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills in project management and skills/experience that can be applied to the commissioning environment. To be successful in this role you will need attention to detail, strong organisational skills and a positive, proactive approach. 

Why you should come work with us

Wentworth Healthcare Limited, provider of the Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) is a not-for profit organisation which works to improve health for the people in the Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith local government areas. 

Our mission is to empower general practice and other healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality, accessible and integrated primary healthcare that meets the needs of our community.

Wentworth Healthcare Limited is an equal opportunity employer and encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, young people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

How to Apply

Please visit read the position description and submit your cover letter, CV and a separate document addressing the selection criteria.

Applications close: 20 January 2019.  

Selection Process

  1. A selection panel, will assess your application against the criteria stated above in the “How to Apply” section. 
  2. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone.
  3. Following the interviews, reference checks will be conducted and Criminal Record Checks will also be undertaken. 

If you have any questions please contact Human Resources on 02 4708 8100.

Note: Applications will only be considered if accompanied by a separate document addressing the selection criteria. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No Recruitment Agencies please.



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Application Information

Please upload your covering letter in .pdf format (max 1 MB).
Please upload your CV in .pdf format (max 1 MB).
Please upload your selection criteria statement in .pdf format (max 1 MB).