Our values guide our decisions to ensure we have a culture of continuous improvement and talent building, ensuring a high-performing, future-oriented and solution-seeking team, that promotes growth and delivers the best outcomes for our Members. 

In addition to a rewarding, interesting, and unique work environment we offer:

  • study assistance, including five days study leave per year with full or partial reimbursement of course costs
  • three additional days of annual leave a year
  • interstate travel opportunities
  • hybrid working arrangements
  • great inner south location (Canberra) with free parking
  • flexible and friendly workplace with an active social club.


Here's what some of our team say about working at PHA:

  • “Having flexible work arrangements when you have a young family
    has made a huge difference

    Rohan Burgess Surveillance Manager, Partnerships and Innovation
  • “PHA is a shining example of strong and empowered women in leadership,
    making a difference.”

    Kathryn Pagler Project Officer , Bee Biosecurity
  • “What we do, matters – even if most Australian’s aren’t aware of the work behind the scenes to preserve our lifestyle and protect our environment.” 

    Naomi Wynn A/Manager , Learning and Development
  • “The teams passion and drive inspires me to deliver the best of my ability.
    The level of care for staff is what sets PHA apart.”
    Rebecca Powderly Project Officer, Planning and Implementation

Career opportunities

Graduate Recruitment and Internships

From time to time, PHA looks for suitably qualified graduates to fill Graduate Project Officer and Project Officer roles. We usually recruit three to six Graduate/Project Officers a year, as vacancies arise.

We also provide opportunities for short-term internships throughout the year and our available internship vacancies are listed here.

Work Rights

Candidates must have ongoing work rights in Australia, independent of any employment with PHA. PHA does not generally act as a sponsor for overseas employees. Sponsored employment will be clearly specified in the job advertisement.


Are you an experienced human resources (HR) all-rounder looking for a diverse and rewarding role, or someone with a genuine interest in learning about HR and growing a career in this field?  If so, we would love to hear from you!

The successful candidate will be working closely with PHA’s People & Culture (P&C) Consultant, across a diverse range of human resources, administrative and related projects and tasks.  This could include:

  • Supporting recruitment and employee onboarding
  • Organising learning and development and employee wellbeing activities
  • Developing and/or reviewing policies and procedures
  • Supporting employee engagement and reward/recognition projects and initiatives

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Experience in a human resources-related role or at least a keen interest in learning more about HR, P&C and related areas
  • Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as strong attention to detail
  • The ability to exercise sound judgement, prioritise work and manage multiple projects and tasks.

You might also have formal qualifications in HR or a related field, although this is not essential.

The position is based in the PHA office in Canberra and is available on a full-time or part-time (minimum of about 21 hours per week) basis for an initial period of two years.  The remuneration package range (incl. 11% superannuation) is $83,234 to $107,015 (full-time equivalent), depending on skills and experience.