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Commissioning Coordinator

Sydney North Health Network

About the Role:

Sydney North Health Network’s approach to the commissioning of health services is a process of:

  • Assessment of the health needs of the region
  • Procurement of services to meet identified needs
  • Supporting organisations to deliver commissioned services
  • Evaluation of services against desired health outcomes

We are seeking a dynamic and proactive Commissioning Coordinator to support commissioning activities and the delivery of high-quality health services in the Northern Sydney region. The successful applicant will have strong project management skills, the ability to build and maintain stakeholder relationships, and excellent written and oral communication capabilities.

This position is a key member of the Commissioning and Partnerships team and will work in a collaborative and supportive manner to achieve the strategic objectives of the organisation.

About the Organisation:

Sydney North Primary Health Network (SNHN) is a dynamic not-for-profit health care organisation covering the Northern Sydney region. Our focus is on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health and medical services in the community, with a focus on people at risk of poor health outcomes. Service transformation and commissioning are two of our strategic priority areas.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Commissioning Manager, the Commissioning Coordinator will have key accountability in the following areas:

  • Coordinating activities, including development of plans, to support the achievement of commissioning intentions
  • Engaging and supporting relevant stakeholders
  • Contributing to the identification of performance outcomes to measure impact of commissioned services on health outcomes
  • Contributing to the development of contracts for commissioned services
  • Managing contractual relationships with commissioned service providers to support service delivery
  • Working with other members of the Commissioning and Partnerships team to develop the internal capability and capacity of operating in a commissioning environment

To be successful in this role you will need to meet the following criteria:


  • Tertiary qualification in Health Sciences (or related)
  • Experience in health service planning, health project delivery or health policy review and improvement
  • Expert written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to participate in advisory bodies and influence senior stakeholders in strategic operations
  • Stakeholder engagement and relationship management experience


  • Specialist knowledge and experience of commissioning including strong commercial contract management experience
  • Strong project management skills
  • Persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the primary health system in Australia, including its interaction with the acute care sector, as well as the challenges and opportunities
  • Knowledge of Commonwealth Governments PHN reform agenda


A base salary commensurate with the not-for-profit sector will be provided and as a not-for-profit, attractive salary packaging options are available.

Special conditions

You will require some flexibility in your work schedule to meet business needs which may require out of hours work.

Successful candidates will be required to consent to a National Criminal Record, Reference and potentially Working with Children Checks if a requirement of the role.

If this exciting new role is for you please attach your resume and covering letter addressing the essential and desirable criteria within this advertisement and apply for the role.

If you would like to know more about this role, please call, Xanthe Foster, Commissioning Manager on 9432 8265, or email: xfoster@snhn.org.au using the subject line Commissioning Coordinator enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Sydney North Health Network is an equal opportunity employer. To view the job description for this role please refer to the document attached below or visit our website.

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