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Health Vacancy N.N. 10757382
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Closing date: Thursday, 29 August 2019
Job Title: EL1 Senior Governance & Policy Officer
Division: Data Governance Group
Branch: My Health Record Secondary Use Governance Unit
Job Type: Ongoing, Full-time
Salary: $101,275 - $112,974
Location: Bruce - ACT; Darlinghurst - NSW
Classification: Executive Level 1
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Position No: NP

Job Description


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is an independent corporate Commonwealth entity established by the Australian Government to provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on the health and welfare of Australians.

The AIHW is seeking a highly motivated and talented Senior Project Officer who is experienced in policy analysis and the development of advice within My Health Record Secondary Use Governance Unit, Data Governance Group. The successful candidate will be required to undertake research, prepare complex written reports and documents, and contribute collaboratively to other projects within the Data Governance Group and wider AIHW.

The Data Governance Group works to protect confidentiality and privacy in relation to AIHW’s data holdings, through provision of data governance leadership across the AIHW, including through the roles of AIHW Privacy Officer and AIHW Privacy Champion. The Group supports the work of the AIHW Ethics Committee, and is working to establish high quality data governance arrangements for the secondary use of data from the My Health Record electronic health record system.

The My Health Record Secondary Use Governance Unit contributes to data governance infrastructure development within the AIHW. This includes working with key stakeholders to develop governance arrangements for the My Health Record (MHR) system data for public health or research purposes; leading the work around community trust in the AIHW’s use of data; and, developing governance arrangements for external data requests.

For further information about this role and how to apply please review the position description and selection criteria available on our website ( Applicants must register and apply via the AIHW e-Recruit system on the AIHW website.



The successful candidate is required to be an Australian citizen.


RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

About Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (the AIHW) is the Australian Government corporate Commonwealth entity responsible for providing the nation with reliable, regular and current facts and figures on the health and welfare of Australians.

Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians through better health and welfare information and statistics. We collect and report information on a wide range of topics and issues, ranging from health and welfare expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, and mental health, to ageing, homelessness, disability and child protection.

The AIHW has a main office in Canberra (Bruce) and a regional office located in Sydney (Darlinghurst).

The AIHW is committed to creating genuine opportunities for all, and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people(s), people with a disability and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

We value a positive, friendly, cooperative and productive workplace where people are treated with respect and courtesy, and diverse and unique attributes are recognised and valued. We are committed to providing flexibility in working arrangements to recognise the importance of balancing work commitments with family, caring and other personal commitments of employees outside of work.

To Apply

Selection Documentation: Recruitment, 02 6249 5006,
Position Contact: Jen Mayhew-Larsen, 02 6244 1294
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS33-Thu - 15 Aug 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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