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Government & PHN Liaison Manager - Flexible Location

Beyond Blue

about us

Beyond Blue’s vision is that all people in Australia achieve their best possible mental health. Our mission is to work with the community to improve mental health and prevent suicide. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Promoting mental health and wellbeing
  • Being a trusted source of information, advice and support
  • Working together to prevent suicide.

Beyond Blue’s values are Collaboration, Respect, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Innovation and Integrity.

about the role

The Services and Support Group at Beyond Blue delivers effective early intervention, treatment and recovery-focused mental health and suicide prevention supports and services, so people can receive help early and recover quickly to ensure their best possible mental health.

A key program of the Services and Supports Group is The Way Back Support Service (The Way Back). The Way Back provides non-clinical, personalised, assertive aftercare and psychosocial support in the community for people for up to three months following their discharge from hospital after a suicide attempt or suicidal crisis.

Beyond Blue is funded by the Commonwealth Government to support and oversee the ongoing operations of The Way Back in Primary Health Network (PHN) regions across Australia. From 1 July 2022 there will be 38 Way Back sites nationally and Beyond Blue will support the transition of these sites to new arrangements for universal aftercare under the National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Agreement.

The Government and PHN Liaison Manager is responsible for working closely and cooperatively with Commonwealth and State and Territory Governments and Primary Health Networks (PHNs) and ensures effective relationships and appropriate communication between these parties. The Government and PHN Liaison Manager will ensure that Beyond Blue is partnering strategically with Governments and PHNs, to ensure Beyond Blue can safely transition The Way Back Support Service into universal aftercare and that the community can continue to access safe, and evidence-informed aftercare services post transition.

about you

Tertiary qualified, the appointee will have strong stakeholder and relationship management skills, managing complex relationships, including influencing within Government and PHNs. Your strategic and critical thinking, sound judgement, and ability to recognise opportunities and risks will be underpinned by your solid project management experience and strong communication skills.

This is a terrific opportunity to work within an organisation that is in a growth phase and be part of shaping the future outcomes for the community.

Beyond Blue is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age. We strongly encourage people from all cultural backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Applicants are encouraged to view the Beyond Blue Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2020-2022.

To apply

Applications should include a current CV with a cover letter that addresses why you would consider yourself to be a cultural addition to Beyond Blue and how your skills and experience would be attributes to the position.

For detailed information about this position please refer to the position description.

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening, including a National Police Check and where required a Working With Children Check.

NOTE: Short-listing of candidates will commence prior to the closure of this role, so please do not delay submitting your application.

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