Role Title: Senior Policy Officer  Employment Type : Temporary Full-time (up to 30 September 2021) Role Classification : Grade 9/10  Remuneration: $110,745 – $122038 (plus superannuation and annual leave loading) Hours per Week:  35 Location: 1 Reserve Road, St Leonards Requisition ID: REQ211657 Closing Date: Monday 8 February, 11.59pm.   About this role This role is a great opportunity to work on some of the most important programs and initiatives in adult public mental health the NSW Government has to offer. As a Senior Policy Officer in the Clinical Services Team you will be helping to provide valuable services for those most in need in the community. In addition to program management and policy development, there will be ample opportunity to hone your brief writing skills working in a team of supportive, highly skilled, dynamic and diverse professionals.   Where you will be working You will be working for the Mental Health Branch in the NSW Ministry of Health and report directly to the Principal Policy Officer (Manager) of the Clinical Services Team. The office is located at 1 Reserve Road, St Leonards. The location is close to public transport.  Remote working is supported.   What you will be doing This role will use your mental health experience to develop, review and evaluate important policy programs and initiatives. In addition to your mental health knowledge, recent experience in a mental health unit is desirable. Your excellent project management and communication skills will be essential to manage your workload and keep to deadlines and will be an integral factor in your success.   Need more information? 1.    Please click here for the Role Description . 2.    Find out more about applying for this position here. 3.    All applicants must attach a response to the two targeted questions below (no more than two pages) and a CV (no more than five pages) detailing recent experience in mental health. 4.    Please note that you cannot apply for this role using iworkfornsw, please click here to access the advertisement through the Health Career Portal.    For role related questions, please contact Julia Smailes, Principal Policy Officer, Clinical Services Team at If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Hana Maalla on   Targeted Questions (no more than two pages) Please note: If you do not include responses to the questions below your application will not be considered. In line with the Role Description please: 1.    Describe a challenging project you have previously managed when you had to learn quickly and undertake tasks you had never done before. How did you approach these challenges, what was the outcome and what would you do differently in hindsight? 2.    Provide details of a circumstance when you had to manage a demanding workload of a range of initiatives and complex projects. What strategies did you use to organise your work and prioritise the most urgent items to ensure deadlines were met, while maintaining productive working relationships with your teammates and external stakeholders?   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, LGBTIQ, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.   To be eligible for employment in this role you must be one of the following:  •  an Australian citizen, or •  a permanent resident of Australia, 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: Monday 8 February, 11.59pm.