Project Officer - Corporate Services

Job No: RDN1024
Location: Newcastle or Sydney

About NSW Rural Doctors Network

NSW Rural Doctors Network (RDN) is a not-for-profit, non-government charitable organisation. It is the Department of Health’s designated Rural Workforce Agency (RWA) for NSW. We are a values-based, diverse organisation with a vision for improved health service access for all Australians - no matter where they live.

RDN has an innovative and dynamic impact on the rural health sector with knowledge and evidence-based translation and practice and visionary thinkers at its core.

Growing at a significant pace, RDN continues to introduce contemporary programs and products to support thriving rural health workforce communities. Aptly named Rural Health Pro (RHP), this personalised online platform tailored to the individual needs of health care professionals in rural communities is our latest contemporary product to be launched.

The role

Reporting to the Project Manager – Corporate Services, we are seeking an experienced Project Officer to support project initiatives across the Corporate Services function, primarily within the HR and IT space. However, your initial project will manage the coordination of an office relocation in Sydney and an office update in Newcastle.

To be successful in this role, you will have demonstrated skills in project planning, monitoring, reporting, and administration functions. You will be effective at managing tasks concurrently across a high-volume workload to ensure deadlines are met. Experience working in HR and/or IT functions previously is desirable but not essential however advanced technology skills with the confidence to assist in the implementation of IT projects across the Corporate Services function is a must.

The role may be based in either our Sydney (currently Mascot, moving to St Leonards in 2021) or Newcastle (Hamilton) office with the ability to travel if required, this role is initially offered as a 12-month fixed-term contract and may be extended.  

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting the Director and Project Manager, Corporate Services on a variety of projects and initiatives to ensure projects outcomes are achieved on time and to strict quality standards
  • Coordinating and attending project meetings, including formulating agenda items and minute taking
  • Managing, coordinating and following up on agreed project actions and tasks
  • Creating, formatting and organising documentation
  • Maintaining and monitoring project plans, schedules and expenditure
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders

Essential requirements

  • Demonstrated competence in computer applications, including the Microsoft Office suite
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to develop relationships with team members and stakeholders, and deal with issues of a sensitive nature.
  • Proven ability to coordinate projects, delegate activities, and to meet outcomes within required time frames.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, to ensure clear and concise information is suitably presented to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Office relocation experience will be highly regarded
  • Able to work autonomously, but also as a part of a team
  • Demonstrates patience and is flexible in the running of their day
  • Has a very positive and proactive attitude towards their work


Benefits and culture

RDN offers a friendly, diverse culture with a range of generous employment conditions, including salary packaging options.

To apply

Applicants must address the selection criteria and attach a cover letter and resume — applications close Tuesday, 29 September 2020.

Questions regarding this role can be directed to Amanda Ambrose – HR Business Partner on 0249248000 or



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