Project Manager Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Planning (PMMHSPPI -DWN) Darwin, Australia

Salary: $106,902 + Super

Project Manager Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Planning and Integration

Northern Territory PHN leads the development and coordination of an equitable, comprehensive primary health care system and an engaged health workforce driven by community needs.

Salary: $106,902 + super
Benefits: Generous salary packaging, six weeks annual leave and flexible working arrangements
Location: Darwin

Maximum term contract

 About the Opportunity

This role is responsible for project managing the development and implementation of a joint Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Regional Plan (Regional Plan) by December 2022 across five regions in the Northern Territory. This role will be responsible for leading and managing all activities specified in the Project Plan (the Plan) and ensuring the operationalisation and timely management of workstreams and associated dependencies. This role will work collaboratively with a diverse range of partners and stakeholders. 

What you will bring to the role

If you have the following skills and experience, we’d love to chat:


  • A degree with a proven experience in managing complex social and / or health related projects at a system-wide level (ideally minimum 5 years’ experience) 
  • Demonstrated transformational leadership style and skills to drive change towards agreed results and/or outcomes 
  • Demonstrated experience in applying project management techniques and processes to successfully deliver within complex contexts 
  • Proven knowledge and experience working in health and /or social reform including system improvement for community benefit 
  • Demonstrated ability to create positive and collaborative relationships with a diverse wide range of people including health and social organisations, consumers, carers and people with lived experience. 


  • Experience and /or qualifications in mental health, suicide prevention and social and emotional wellbeing 
  • A sound knowledge of the Northern Territory and Australian policy reform context for mental health, suicide prevention and Aboriginal health. 

Personal attributes  

  • Excellent engagement skills with a proven ability to build collaborative relationships with a wide range of internal and external clients, partners and stakeholders. 
  • Experience working in an environment requiring cultural sensitivity. 
  • Personal qualities of energy, initiative, commitment to teamwork and collaboration and respect for others. 
  • Demonstrates relationship orientation, deliver a high-quality service to stakeholders, with an awareness of the commercial impact of decisions. 
  • Demonstrates responsiveness and accountability, taking necessary actions and decisions to meet objectives. 
  • Demonstrates judgment, to make sound decisions based on business needs, taking action to ensure results meet organisational expectations and measures. 
  • Takes an adaptive approach to innovation, looking for ways to continuously improve. 
  • Strategic thinking, to find and develop opportunities to create value across the organisation and also the best way to achieve this. 


Working for NT PHN means being a part of an organisation with a bigger picture purpose to improve health care outcomes for Territorians along with having numerous additional employee benefits:

  • Enjoy up to $15,990 of salary sacrifice and a generous base salary
  • Enjoy a vast, fast paced and challenging work environment where you will work as a part of a dynamic, supportive and collaborative team
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements, work life balance and a positive, professional work culture
  • Receive 6 weeks leave per annum
  • Enjoy the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and career
  • Have the freedom to apply innovative and creative thinking

Commitment to Reconciliation

NT PHN is committed to undertaking all work within a culturally inclusive, sensitive and safe framework that supports Reconciliation. The NT PHN Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan shows our commitment and dedication to embedding reconciliation initiatives into business and our everyday work.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged for all NT PHN positions.


To find out more about our organisation head to our website

Role Description available here. Applicants are required to provide a current CV and a cover letter. Only applicants who address the Key Requirements in the cover letter will be contacted. For further information about the role please call Bella Burns Manager Mental Health & Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategy on 08 8982 1048


Applications close Monday 31 January 2022