Join the IAHA Family! Applications closing Sunday, March 3, 2024


APS 4, APS 5, APS 6, EL 1 and EL 2 equivalent project, program, and policy roles in a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisation making a difference in allied health.

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) is a national, member-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisation. Among IAHA’s strategic priorities is to work with our people, families, and communities to grow and empower the current and future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce. Your role will be integral in achieving these strategic priorities. Further information about IAHA is available on the IAHA website.

IAHA is seeking expressions of interest from policy and project staff to support place-based delivery of programs in the Northern Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, and the Australian Capital Territory, as well as national health and mental health workforce development initiatives.

As a national organisation with a strong reputation and profile, IAHA’s work is diverse and growing across education, skills and training, employment, health, and related sectors. IAHA seeks people committed to making a difference alongside our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members, individuals, families, and communities. Successful applicants will have demonstrated aligned values and a commitment to culturally responsive working methods. Having excellent time management skills, taking initiative and being outcome-orientated are also required. Finally, we desire applicants to have the ability to work effectively with others in a local and national team environment.

All roles require organisational and project management skills, strong community and member engagement, and interpersonal skills to support developing and managing relationships with a wide range of partners and stakeholders. This includes working with IAHA members, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professionals, university and high school students, families, communities, and organisations. Work also includes a broader network of allied health professionals, educators, schools and registered training organisations, government partners, policymakers, and services across government, non-government, community, and corporate sectors.

These are exciting opportunities for personal growth and development in a culturally safe and diverse environment that is focused on leading, supporting, transforming, growing, and connecting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in allied health and broader sectors.

Anticipated vacancies include equivalent levels to Australian government EL2, EL1, APS 6, APS 5 and APS 4 roles based in various potential locations, including Darwin, Greater Western Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville, Alice Springs and/or Canberra. Pay rates are aligned with Department of Health and Aged Care enterprise agreement to ensure competitive salaries, plus superannuation, salary sacrifice opportunities, parking, generous leave entitlements and other benefits. IAHA is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisation with strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staffing and leadership. If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person seeking a change, we’d love to hear from you.

Specific roles are identified positions open only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates. This is intended to constitute a particular measure in line with the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT) subsection 27 (1)(b) and the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) subsection 8(1).

 How to apply

Expressions of interest, consisting of a brief cover letter about yourself with a two-page (or less) summary of your relevant experiences, skills, and capabilities demonstrating alignment with the APS work level standards for your target employment level(s). To find the work-level standards, please click on the link, scroll down and click on the relevant classification.

Please send your documents with a copy of your current resume to IAHA’s Executive Director of Strategy and Partnerships, Paul Gibson, via email at by midnight Sunday, March 3, 2024.

Expressions of interest will be added to a merit pool to fill immediate and future vacancies.

February 7, 2024

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Posted by: Nawsheen Hyland