Western District Health Service

Project Manager- Back on Track – National Centre for Farmer Health

Job Description

Position              Project Manager – Back on Track – National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH)

Work Type            Fixed Term Part time 56 hours per fortnight

   (Fixed Term for 18 months)

Closing Date       Friday 15th September 2023

Proposed Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 18th September 2023

Enterprise Bargaining based remuneration in accordance to classification.

Salary Band:  HS5 ($1,785.70 per week) to HS7 ($2,348.20) plus 11% superannuation contribution  

Classification dependent on level of qualification and/or experience

About Us

At Western District Health Service (WDHS) we pride ourselves on our strong teamwork and our shared commitment to providing person-centred high-quality healthcare to the Southern Grampians community

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The Greater Hamilton region is rich with lifestyle opportunities and facilities. Working for WDHS will enable you to pursue your profession, build your career and enjoy a great work/life balance. To find our more information about the Greater Hamilton region you can visit  https://wdhs.net/v2/home/careers/community-information/

You will be working alongside experienced, passionate leadership peers who are true to our values of Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Empathy.

The National Centre for Farmer Health is a research, service delivery and education centre that provides national leadership to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of farm men and women, farm workers, their families and communities across Australia. The Centre is a partnership between Western District Health Service and Deakin University and is based in Hamilton, Victoria.

About the role

The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) is leading the development and delivery of an exciting new approach to delivering evidence-based mental health support in farming communities (with partners at La Trobe University—including the La Trobe University Clinical Trials Platform—and University of South Australia). This position will coordinate the delivery of an industry-funded trial to test the feasibility of delivering peer-led behavioural activation in farming communities. The innovative 18-month trial builds on an extensive co-design process and will include community consultation and evaluation of program roll-out in three farming communities. The position would suit an experienced project manager with demonstrated skills in stakeholder engagement and/or community development. The position would be ideal for someone seeking to make a real difference to wellbeing in rural communities, and would suit someone already located in (or returning to) south west Victoria or someone looking for a tree change.

About You

Selection criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications and/or experience in appropriate discipline i.e.health/mental; health/workplace health; community development or agriculture
  • Commitment to the WDHS Values of Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect and Empathy and ability to exhibit behaviour which reflects our values.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cohesively with colleagues, supervisors, and other stakeholders.
  • Proven capability to work positively, effectively and conscientiously independently, AND as part of a collaborative work team, and to accommodate and work well with different working styles where required.
  • A demonstrated understanding of farming community life and work.
  • Demonstrated high-level ability to organise and plan community-based projects, and to meet demands and deadlines, along with the ability to adapt to changed priorities and when necessary, to new ways of doing things.
  • Demonstrated high-level ability in critical thinking, attention to detail and problem-solving skills with a solutions-oriented mindset to ensure the project success.
  • Demonstrated high-level communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to produce clear and accurate verbal, written and online communications that are appropriate for their intended audience.
  • Great communication skills to liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including members of the farming community.
  • High level computer skills with proficiency in the use of MS Office applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in complexity and balancing competing demands.

Benefits of Working with Us

  • Flexible working arrangements (full and part time,contract) and option to purchase additional leave to support work/life balance.
  • External professional development funding after 12 months.
  • Internal training and development opportunities to support professional and personal growth.
  • Enterprise Bargaining Agreement based remuneration.
  • Salary packaging including capped expenses ($9010), meals and entertainment card ($2,600),novated vehicle leasing
  • Free on-site car parking 
  • A culture which supports staff health and wellbeing including:
    • Social Club and discounted leisure membership
    • Green Bean Café on site at the Hamilton Hospital

    • Gym membership at corporate rates

  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

For more details please see the Position Description.

 The successful candidate must have or obtain a National Criminal Police Check. Depending on the role, a Working with Children Check Clearance, Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check, and/or NDIS Worker Screening Check may also be required. All employees must comply with WDHS vaccination requirements, including COVID and Booster shots. WDHS is a smoke-free workplace.

Western District Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer that has a commitment to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, their families and communities and encourages them to apply. This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally, linguistically diverse and aboriginal backgrounds and those with a disability.


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Job Summary

Hamilton Location
Part Time Job Type


Western District Health Service