Commissioning and Planning Coordinator

Healthy North Coast Ltd t/a North Coast Primary Health Network | Coffs Harbour NSW

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Healthy North Coast (HNC), trading as North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) has a vacancy for a Commissioning and Planning Coordinator who will be responsible for shaping and driving the organisation’s planning, reporting and commissioning processes. The position leads the unit’s work in undertaking reporting and strategic and annual planning exercises and commissioning of services and programs. As the NCPHN knowledge and information broker, the position is the primary resource for providing support and information to internal and external stakeholders for support of submissions, assessment of need and development of strategies, measures and targets

The position is full time (38 hours per week) for a maximum term up to 30 June 2019 . Base work location for the role is negotiable however preference is for either Ballina or Coffs Harbour . Please indicate your preferred location on your application.

Key Responsibilities are outlined in the Position Description: PD144 Commissioning and Planning Coordinator V2 Sep 2016

That you have downloaded the NCPHN employment application form NCPHN Employment Application Form

That you have completed this application form in full, demonstrating how your experience meets each of the selection criteria in detail – for assistance, download the Fact sheet – Addressing Selection Criteria

That you have included your CV/resume as a separate document.

You will find the selection criteria in the position description. You then need to click the ‘APPLY FOR JOB’ button below which will take you to the Seek website where you can upload your completed application form and CV.

PLEASE NOTE: If your application does not include a completed NCPHN application form and does not demonstrate how your experience meets each of the selection criteria, it will be incomplete and will not be forwarded to the selection committee.

Selection Criteria ALL of which must be addressed in your application: -

Personal Attributes

1. Manages self – manages challenging, ambiguous and complex issues calmly and logically; responds to significant, complex and novel challenges with a high level of resilience


2. Delivers results – establishes systems to ensure staff can identify the connection between their effort and organisational outcomes

3. Plans and prioritises – establishes broad organisational objectives, ensures these are the focus for all planning activities and communicates them to staff

4. Thinks and solves problems – applies lateral thinking and develops innovative solutions that have long standing, organisational-wide impact

People Management

5. Manages reform and change – drives continuous improvement agenda, defines high level objectives and translate these into practical implementation strategies


6. Communicates effectively – articulates complex concepts and puts forward compelling arguments and rationales to all types of audiences

7. Commits to client service – creates a culture which embraces high quality client service, ensuring that systems and processes drive service delivery outcomes

Business Enablers

8. Needs assessment and planning – undertakes needs assessment and planning activities; aligns research and priorities to strategic direction and organisational priorities; develops frameworks for need identification and planning processes

9. Commissioning and procurement – guides engagement and co-design; provides guidance and support to commissioners; initiates commissioning activities based on identification of need, planning and prioritising

Other mandatory criteria:
10. Knowledge of and commitment to Work Health and Safety, Equal Employment Opportunity, and continuous improvement principles

11. Experience with or knowledge of not for profit organisations/ primary health care

12. Relevant qualifications in social sciences, social policy, community development or relevant field

This position is classified as Support Services Level 9+ under the Health Professionals and Support Services Award with a commencing salary range of $43.00 to $45.18 per hour (above Award rate) depending on skills and experience.

As a non-profit organisation, NCPHN can offer generous salary packaging opportunities to eligible employees, who are entitled to salary package up to $611.50 per fortnight ($15,899 p.a.) before tax. For more information please visit

Applications close: 8am, Tuesday 1 August 2017.

** Please note: this position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not re-apply. **

Enquiries to Helen Campbell, Manager – People, Culture & Workforce Development, or Michael Carter, Director – Corporate Services on (02) 6618 5400

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