Do you want to inform the future of  Australia’s Health system and support  the success of our Health system?

What We Offer

  • A flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace and attractive remuneration package including generous employer superannuation contributions.
  • Stimulating and interesting work making a significant contribution to informing the future of Australia’s Health system, unlocking the understanding of better practice across governments with career development and stakeholder engagement opportunities at the intra-government levels.
  • The opportunity to work with innovative, agile, and experienced leaders who encourage and support you to develop your interests and expertise.

How to Apply

If the advertised position sounds like the opportunity you are looking for, we want to hear from you!

Submit your application through by email to  by the nominated closing date on the position description.

All applications close at midnight on the nominated date AEDT.

As part of your application you will need to provide:

  • your resume, including the contact details of two referees
  • a candidate application form
  • a statement (either a submission providing your skills and experience or against selection criteria) as requested in the advertisement.

What should I include in my resume?

The quality of your resume creates the vital first impression we have of you. As a minimum, you should ensure that you include the following elements:

  • Personal Details – include your name, contact email address and phone numbers.
  • Education – provide details of any education and qualifications that relate to the job you are applying for.
  • Work Experience – include all work experience and outline the main responsibilities and achievements that are relevant to the job you are applying for. Organise your employment history in chronological order, starting with the most recent, and indicate actual dates of employment. Make sure to explain any gaps in time.
  • Other Experience – if relevant, briefly mention any extra-curricular activities, interests or volunteer/community work that you participated in and highlight what you gained from that experience.
  • Referees – include the name and contact details of two professional referees who can validate and support your application.
  • Layout – The standard resume length is between two to six pages. Use an easy to read font and a simple, consistent format. Use bullet points to break up text. Place key information on the front page where it can be noticed. Highlight important facts, and ensure that you can back them up with examples if asked at interview.

What should I include in my  Submission?

Your submission is a chance to tell us why you are the right person for the job. We want to know why you want to work at NHFB, why you are interested in the role, what you can offer us, and how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role. In a nutshell – why should we hire you?

Where applications ask for claims against Selection Criteria, you should provide your knowledge and skills against each criterion and support these with examples.

Try not to duplicate information that can already be found in your resume, but do highlight any specific examples or achievements that will demonstrate your ability to perform the role.

How will my application be assessed?

You will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have the real potential to develop, the required skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications to perform the role. These requirements are based on the information provided to you as part of the job advertisement.

If your application is short-listed, you may be asked to undertake further assessment to test your ability to perform the role. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • behavioural/motivational/personality testing
  • behavioural interviews to assess your motivation and fit for the role
  • role play or written tasks to assess key knowledge areas and critical skills

Your referees may also be contacted at any stage of the assessment process to validate your claims. For this reason it is important that you advise them you have applied for a role at NHFB, and that you feel confident they will be able to support your application.

If you are assessed as being suitable to perform the role, you will be assessed against the relevant classification levels using the APS Work Level Standards. If you are selected as the successful candidate the role will then be tailored to ensure best fit, and depending on your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications you may have the opportunity to negotiate your salary within the parameters of the relevant Enterprise Agreement.