Plant Health Australia currently has two positions available.

About us

Plant Health Australia (PHA) is the lead national coordinating body for plant biosecurity in Australia. As an impartial, non-profit company, PHA works in partnership with industry, governments, researchers and others to facilitate and manage improvements in biosecurity policy and practice across Australia’s plant industries, and to build capacity to respond to plant pest emergencies.

Through company activities, PHA’s efforts enhance Australia’s plant health status, assist trade and safeguard the sustainability and profitability of plant industries.

1. Communication Officer

Plant Health Australia (PHA) is seeking to employ a Communication Officer, primarily to support our extension programs.

Working with program area managers and the Communication Manager, the Communication Officer will be required to:

  • identify strategies to support communication aims
  • write and produce suitable content and products, including articles, newsletters, media releases, fact sheets, social media content and web site content
  • manage WordPress web sites
  • procure appropriately branded collateral.

The Communication Officer will hold tertiary qualifications in communication, science communication or a related discipline and have excellent interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills.

Your application must address the selection criteria in the Position Description.

Please direct your application and any enquiries to Angela Ditton,

Applications are due by COB 3 August 2018.

2. Finance Officer

We are currently seeking a Finance Officer to work in our team of 29 staff. Applicants must have experience in the following key areas of responsibility:

  • payroll
  • accounts payable
  • accounts receivable
  • administration

Qualifications will be looked upon favourably, as will advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.

Personal attributes that we are looking for include:

  • well developed interpersonal skills that facilitate interaction and cooperation with relevant individuals and organisations
  • ability to negotiate, resolve conflict and represent the company with a high degree of professional competence together with the confidence to take control of a situation
  • ability to identify and analyse problems, to think laterally and to plan and negotiate appropriate solutions
  • ability to prepare and present reports and recommendations in a clear, concise and logical manner
  • strong organisational and problem solving skills
  • ability to operate as a positive and supportive team member.

Your application must address the key areas of responsibility and personal attributes.

Applications, including a covering letter, must be received by Monday 30 July 2018 and should be emailed to