University Support Program Consultant Headspace National Office


  • Make a difference to the mental health of our higher education sector by joining an innovative and well recognised national not-for-profit
  • Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart or Brisbane (Hybrid role WFH and a min. 2 days in the office)
  • Full time role available until 30 June 2023 – in line with our funding term

What is headspace National

headspace is the leading youth mental health organisation in Australia. Recognised nationally, headspace helps thousands of young people, and their family and friends, access vital support through our headspace services in over 149 communities across Australia. To learn more about headspace and the services we offer, visit [link removed]

About the role

This exciting and diverse position will join a collaborative team environment to build the capacity of Australian universities by working in partnership to improve the mental health outcomes of staff and students through the delivery of training, resources and support following a suicide.

Who we’re looking for

headspace is seeking a passionate and motivated individual with

  • A tertiary qualification in education (including adult education), public health promotion, an allied health discipline, or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience (min. 3 years)
  • Significant experience (min. 3 years) working in collaborative partnerships with relevant stakeholders, ideally including higher education stakeholders, university staff, sector representatives and/or other relevant stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of the common social and mental health issues faced by young people (aged 12-25yrs) and experienced by higher education settings, including suicide prevention and postvention.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders, and interact both online, and in-person.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with experience writing for, and presenting to diverse audiences.

What’s on offer

  • A workplace where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work
  • Excellent salary packaging up to the maximum amount ($15,900) – For more information on salary packaging, please refer to: [link removed].
  • Salary range of $75,000 – $90,000 pro rata, dependant on years of experience and qualifications
  • Hybrid work environment where you can work from home and in the Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Hobart CBD office
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A focus on staff wellbeing
  • A commitment to inclusion and diversity

How to apply

  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ to view the position description, and to complete your application.
  • Your application must include a resume and cover letter telling us why you are the best candidate for the role considering the Key Responsibilities found in the position description
  • For more information contact Jessica Morgan – headspace Schools & Communities Program Manager, [email protected]
  • Applications close 11.30pm, Wednesday 19 October 2022

To be eligible for this position you must

  • Have the right to live and work in Australia
  • Have a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent, and/or pass all of the WWCC(s) required for this role (please note that for some roles, headspace requires WWCCs for other State/Territories in addition to your Home State)
  • Satisfactorily undergo a headspace Police Check
  • Have proof and be up to date with your Covid-19 vaccinations in accordance with the headspace COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy and any Government directives

headspace is committed to being a child safe and child friendly organisation that recognises, respects and promotes the rights of children, young and vulnerable people.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply for this role and all current vacancies.



Headspace National Office

Job Salary

$70k - $90k p.a. + Super + Salary Packaging