Two positions are currently available at Plant Health Australia:

  1. Bee Biosecurity Project Officer
  2. Senior Marketing and Communication Officer

1. Bee Biosecurity Project Officer

About the role

Subject to guidance from the National Manager Surveillance and Diagnostics and the Manager Bee Biosecurity and Surveillance, the role will have a focus on bee biosecurity preparedness and surveillance, by providing support for the coordination of the National Bee Biosecurity Program (NBBP), the National Bee Pest Surveillance Program (NBPSP) and delivery of a risk mitigation plan for native bees.

The role coordinates existing programs and projects, and is accountable for their delivery on-time and within budget. The role will also assist with the development of new initiatives and strategies that may lead to additional programs being undertaken. Additionally, the role may be required to assist with supporting areas outside of bee biosecurity from time to time.

The position is available on a part-time basis (0.8 FTE) until June 2022, with the potential for extension. The position can be worked over four full days or five part-days.

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:


  • Demonstrated project management and coordination skills
  • Ability to deliver and report against project objectives in a timely manner
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience in achieving positive outcomes through stakeholder engagement.

Highly desirable

  • Sound knowledge of the honey bee industry or honey production.


  • Knowledge of bee pests and pest bees
  • Sound knowledge of the Australian plant biosecurity system.


  • Graduate qualification in science, agricultural science (or equivalent) discipline.

Your application must address the selection criteria.

Please direct your application and enquiries to HR Consultant Mel Hendrie at [email protected]

Applications are due by COB Friday 5 March 2021.


2. Senior Marketing and Communications Officer


The Senior Marketing and Communications Officer provides support and reports to the National Manager: Marketing and Communications on a daily basis by providing a range of best-practice marketing and communications advice, services and support to effectively promote the activities of PHA. This role works closely with a range of internal stakeholders including the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Assistant/Office Manager, Financial Controller, Program Managers, Project Officers, and to develop and implement the Company’s communications activities.

Context statement

The Marketing and Communications unit strategically communicates PHAs priorities to stakeholders through professional advice, services and support. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, this role coordinates marketing and communications projects and outputs using modern communication channels and trends, including digital marketing channels, content marketing and social media.

More information, including duties, responsibilities, professional skills, qualifications and personal characteristics is in the position duty statement.

Please direct your CV and one page cover letter addressing the selection criteria to National Manager: Marketing and Communications Amanda Yong at [email protected]

Applications are due by Sunday 7 March 2021.