SARRAH Project Officer (Identified)

Location: No specific location of work for this role, with the option available for remote working environment
Salary: $71,463 – $94,386 1.0FTE equivalent
Closing Date: 7 November 2021

This position will only be open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position/these positions is intended to constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) Services for Australian Rural and Remote Australia (SARRAH) is looking for a self-motivated and innovative person to work with our team as a Project Support or Project Officer (depending on experience).

 We are an energetic team with a close collaborative work dynamic, and we have embraced remote worker arrangements.  Working closely with the Project Director this role will support the implementation and monitoring of project activities within SARRAH including, the Allied Health Rural Generalist Education and Training Scheme and the Building Rural and Remote Allied Health Assistant Workforce project

The position will have a specific emphasis on engaging with and promoting allied health workforce development and service capacity with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The position requires the incumbent to have a demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with a knowledge of health and/or related policy and service issues. The role will contribute to enhancing SARRAHs stakeholder relationships to optimise success, particularly in projects with a focus on allied health services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait communities

To achieve the project deliverables, it is crucial that SARRAH is able to establish and work effectively and with the trust of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who are an inherent part of the communities we aim to assist, not separate from them. While we are a ‘mainstream’ organisation and have strong working relationships with partners such as IAHA we also share a direct responsibility to improve services for people in need and that requires SARRAH to also improve our capacity to engage with, understand and meet those community needs. It also needs to be stressed that increasing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health workforce in rural and remote Australia delivers increased capacity to better meet service needs across the board.

So if you:

  • Are passionate about rural and remote Australia or our community’s health and wellbeing (or both);
  • Have an understanding of allied health
  • get excited about forming and growing stakeholder relationships      
  • love project management – then contact us now!

The position is part time (FTE negotiable), until June 30 2024 . Please note, there is no specific location of work for this role, with the option available for remote working environment

How to apply

If you feel that you meet all, most or some of the selection criteria, love our purpose and values, and think that SARRAH would be a good place to work; then we would love to receive your application.

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To Apply please send your CV and statement addressing the selection criteria to

If you have any questions or would like any assistance with the application process, please contact us.

 Selection Criteria:

  1. Sound knowledge of SARRAH’s functions and activities (or the capacity to quickly acquire that knowledge) and highly developed project management and administrative skills.
  2. Well-developed knowledge of the health and wellbeing status and/or related issues as they impact Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait communities – including the factors that influence outcomes.
  3. Highly developed and demonstrated capacity to engage and work effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations and diverse stakeholders.
  4. Experience in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects
  5. Demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and written communication skills
  6. Ability to plan and set priorities, monitor and organise workflow and respond dynamically.
  7. Excellent IT skills with the ability to utilise these skills and a variety of software across all facets of the role for project planning, monitoring and evaluation, grant management, workload management, digital promotion, marketing and communication.
  8. Demonstrated ability to achieve work objectives with minimum supervision, and often remotely
  9. Demonstrated commitment and ability to operate within and apply the principles of diversity, equity and safety in the workplace.


  1. Tertiary qualification/s in allied health or directly related or relevant field or qualifications in project management;
  2. Experience working in regional, rural or remote Australia.

Salary is negotiable depending on experience.

  • Project Officer: $71,463 – $94,386 1.0FTE equivalent

SARRAH understands the importance of work life balance, and supports flexible working arrangements.

For more information contact Gemma Tuxworth, Project Director  0491 207, or visit 

Applications close 7 November.