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Manager - APS Mental Health Capability Project, Executive Level 2, Corporate

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Employment type: Ongoing
Location: Canberra
Categories: Executive Level 2

Who we are

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (the department) drives growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia, by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business competitiveness.

The People and Planning Branch supports the department in building a high performance organisation. By providing strategic employee focused human resource advice and services, we enable business areas to meet their workforce needs.

In addition to supporting the department, we are reviewing manager capability in managing people with lived experience of mental health issues in the Australian Public Service (APS). The APS Mental Health Capability Project aims to:

  • identify major barriers affecting mental health management in the APS
  • understand managers’ capability and confidence when recruiting, managing and supporting people with mental health conditions, and
  • develop a best practice approach to mental health that can be shared across the APS.

The Role

As the Manager of the APS Mental Health Capability Project, you will lead the project team and drive the project’s success across the public service. You will

  • develop frameworks and strategies to increase manager capability and confidence, and to improve employee wellbeing
  • provide professional advice and leadership to shape the strategic direction of the branch, contribute to department’s corporate agenda as part of the branch’s leadership team, and
  • partner with our business by regularly consulting with our Heads of Divisions to identify emerging priorities and provide workforce insights.

Who you are

You have superior representational and interpersonal skills and a higher order ability to influence and communicate effectively with people including Executive. You are flexible, able to work across teams to achieve strategic outcomes and take on existing and new strategies as required.

It is preferable that you to hold tertiary qualifications in psychology and have extensive experience as a clinical psychologist. You will also have proven success in project management.

Would you like to learn more?

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Rachael Jackson, General Manager, People and Planning Branch on 0477 320 553.

Sound like you? Apply now!

If you would like to contribute to improvement in manager confidence and capability across the public service, please submit your application online. You will need to provide

  • your resume, including the contact details of two referees, and
  • a ‘one page pitch’ telling us how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications makes you the best person for the job (no more than 750 words).

Please note: Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel.

If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens. This position requires a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.

Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that builds respect, fosters inclusiveness, promotes diversity, embraces the unique skills and qualities of all our employees and is committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining people with disability.  If you require some assistance with your application, or need this in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or (02) 6276 1235 or refer to our Applying for a position information.

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact [NAME via EMAIL, or on PHONE].

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