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Program Manager, Funding & Health System Reform

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Help us set the benchmark for standout general practice around Australia
  • Full-time, permanent role, based in East Melbourne with partial WFH
  • $105,388 - $118,139 base per annum (depending on experience) plus 13.5% super

About the role

Are you an established policy advisor with experience developing submissions and position statements at a national level? Are you looking for an impactful role where the work you do can actually make a positive difference to the health of Australians? If this sounds like you, then our Program Manager role could be just what you are looking for.

As our Program Manager, Funding and Health System Reform you’ll lead a team of four senior policy professionals responsible for the development of submissions, position statements, member tools and advocacy. As the manager of the team, you’ll oversee a range of key projects including The General Practice: Health of the Nation report, the Federal Election Statement and funding models and models of care to support the Vision for general practice and a sustainable healthcare system. This role, as part of the broader Advocacy and Funding team, is critical in ensuring the role of a GP and our 41,000 members are advocated for.

What you’re here to do:

  • lead the Funding and Health System Reform team
  • develop position statements, submissions and briefings
  • oversee key projects within the Funding and Health System Reform team
  • provide strategic, research and administrative support to expert committee(s) and/or working groups
  • develop member resources e.g., fact sheets, tips/toolkits, digital resources
  • respond to member enquires

About you

With a proven policy background, you’ll have previous experience leading others and be confident in liaising with a range of internal and external stakeholders in order to achieve outcomes. Your previous experience within the Australian healthcare sector will be integral in supporting us to get the right outcomes for GPs.

We’re also looking for:

  • experience in developing health related policy, position statements and submissions at a national level
  • experience working with committees and stakeholders
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • proficiency in using Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

For further information please view the position description and the Health of Nation report links below:

The preferred location of this role is at our national office in East Melbourne. There is a partial work from home option available.

What’s in it for you?

You will be joining a high-profile health and education organisation where progressive leadership, innovation, integrity, collaboration and accountability is valued.

Benefits of working at the RACGP include

  • 13.5% superannuation
  • Additional leave over the Christmas and New Year period
  • Easy access to public transport at a great location opposite the MCG/current WFH arrangements in place
  • Discounts to a large range of retailers
  • Undertaking work that supports GPs to positively impact the health and wellbeing of Australians.
  • Winner of the Employer of Choice Award from the Australian Business Awards.

To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter expanding on your skills and experience. Please ensure that your application is submitted in one PDF or Word document.

Suitable applicants may be contacted for an interview before the closing date, so don’t wait until the last moment to apply!

Applications are only open to applicants with full working rights in Australia.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, people who identify as Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, mature age, and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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