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Public Health Manager

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Position Type
Full Time
Application Closing Date
Salary Range: $111,166 to $119,135 p.a. (Admin 7.1 to 7.4)


Established in 1991, Danila Dilba Health Service (DDHS) is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation committed to providing culturally appropriate, comprehensive primary health care services and community development within the Biluru (Aboriginal) community of the Yilli Rreung (Greater Darwin) Region in the Northern Territory.

We work to address the social determinants of health including the broader issues that affect our people’s health, through evidence-based research and public advocacy. We also work to empower individuals, families, and communities to optimise their health.


The Public Health Manager will provide leadership and support to service wide public health programs including the Tackling Indigenous Smoking team, STI BBV staff and ARF/RHD clinical project lead. They will liaise with senior managers across Health Promotion and Program Integration and Clinical services to support the delivery of community education and promotional events across Danila Dilba Health Service.


  • Support public health programs including integration in the clinics and community education.
  • Support and provide leadership for service wide health promotion training across DDHS, health promotion events, alongside the communications team and senior managers.
  • Ensure a Continuous Quality Improvement approach is taken with health promotion and community education.
  • Provide leadership and work collaboratively with members of the public health team, to ensure public health programs are meeting the needs of the DDHS community.
  • Lead the coordination, monitoring, implementation and evaluation of the Tackling Indigenous Smoking program.
  • Provide expert advice, project oversight and support for service wide public health programs such as the Rheumatic Heart Disease and STI/BBV projects.
  • Contribute to effective clinical governance arrangements that ensure high levels of quality and safety.
  • Actively model DDHS Code of Conduct Policy, Privacy and Confidentiality of Health Information Policy.



  • Minimum 2 years’ experience Public Health/Population Health Coordination.
  • Demonstrated ability in use of program logic, planning, implementing, and evaluating projects.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in supervising and supporting staff working in Health Promotion and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in project management.
  • Well-developed formal written and verbal communication skills along with an ability to utilise appropriate data bases and other computer programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Aboriginal Community Controlled primary health care sector and the role of quality in primary health.


  • Qualification related to health promotion/public health.
  • Previous work experience in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.

Kate Finegan (Senior Manager - Chronic Disease) 08 8942 5400 

We ask that you supply the following documentation in your application to assist the hiring managers with their decision making.   

  • Current resume and cover letter.
  • Covid-19 vaccination certificate, or evidence of exemption. 
  • Current drivers’ licence.
  • Work right documents (Australian passport/birth certificate OR international passport with visa)
  • Relevant qualifications
  • 6 weeks annual leave.
  • 5 days paid leave during end-of-year shut down (additional to annual leave)
  • Salary packaging up to $15,990 per annum, plus additional packaging options

Select “Apply now” and you will be directed to the full position description.


Danila Dilba Health Service is committed to protecting the rights of children in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised we will conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment.

To work with DDHS you must hold, or be willing to obtain, a current police check, a valid NT working with children's card, a current CPR certificate and full vaccination against COVID-19, or an exemption as listed on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Only those with full working rights will be considered for this position.


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