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Strategic Planning Lead

Northern Territory Primary Health Network

Northern Territory PHN leads the development and coordination of an equitable, comprehensive primary health care system and an engaged health workforce driven by community needs.

  • Salary: $109,040 + Super
  • Location: Darwin or Alice Springs
  • Bring your background in the Australian health system to join a high achieving team
  • Investigate policy, best practice, local needs and opportunities to inform planning of service responses
  • Work in partnership with key stakeholders and providers in the NT on needs based strategic planning


The strategic Planning lead is a key role in working with internal and external stakeholders. This role will identify opportunities, develop, co-design or integrate service and system responses to address service gaps, create a better experience for patients, encourage better use of health resources, eliminate service duplication, build health workforce capacity, and improve the quality of care.

This role plays an active role in facilitating and supporting the participation of people with a lived experience to enable them to take an active and meaningful role in service planning and design.


If you have the following skills and experience, we’d love to chat:

  • Tertiary qualifications and at least four years relevant leadership experience in a public health, public administration, social science, or other related field.
  • An in depth understanding of the Australian Health System, in particular primary health care, primary health workforce and the NT context with the ability to provide specialist advice  
  • Strong skills and experience in research translation, the identification and use of data to inform planning and an understanding of rigour and data validity. 
  • Strong interpersonal, engagement and relationship building skills with a proven ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with a wide range of internal and external clients, partners and stakeholders in an environment requiring cultural sensitivity.
  • Superior analytical and written communication skills to provide high level and timely advice and produce clear and effective documentation. 
  • Experience in designing and delivering co-design activities along with leading projects in accordance with established project management principles and practices, and involving collaboration with a range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience in program evaluation to lead consistent, rigorous, and accountable decision-making processes addressing organisational priorities.
  • Building organisational capacity by training and mentoring staff in the areas of expertise for the role


Working for NT PHN means being a part of an organisation with a bigger picture purpose to improve health care outcomes for Territorians along with having numerous additional employee benefits:

  • Enjoy a vast, fast paced and challenging work environment where you will work as a part of a dynamic, supportive and collaborative team
  • Enjoy the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and career
  • Have the freedom to apply innovative and creative thinking
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements, work life balance and a positive, professional work culture
  • Receive 6 weeks leave per annum
  • Enjoy bring your dog to work Fridays and join the staff social club
  • Enjoy up to $15,990 of salary sacrifice and a generous base salary


NT PHN is committed to undertaking all work within a culturally inclusive, sensitive and safe framework that supports Reconciliation.

The NT PHN Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan shows our commitment and dedication to embedding reconciliation initiatives into business and our everyday work.

Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged for all NT PHN positions.


Please send through an updated CV, along with a cover letter addressing how you meet the key requirements. Applications that do not address the key requirements, may not be considered. To download a copy of the position description for this role, go to our website .

If you have any questions or for more information about the role, please contact Lisa Sparrow System Integration Manager on 08 8982 1001.

Shortlisting will commence immediately; we reserve the right to close this position earlier than stated.

If you have any questions or for more information about the role, please contact Lisa Sparrow System Integration Manager on 08 8982 1001.

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