Work with TasCOSS: Health Projects Consultant

Are you a seasoned consultant with a passion for driving impactful public health projects? We are seeking an experienced professional to lead and manage two key health promotion projects: the HeLLOTas! Project and the Enhancing the Role of Community Service Organisations in Supporting Smoking Cessation Project.

  • Location: Flexible (Tasmania)
  • Arrangement: Contract (short-term) — approximately 204 hours in total (August-October 2024 at ~1 day per week, then November 2024-June 2025 at ~0.5 days per week)
  • Classification: $70-$75 per hour

As the Health Projects Consultant, your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating and facilitating communities of practice and steering committee meetings for projects.
  • Representing TasCOSS at key forums and meetings.
  • Delivering promotional and engagement activities to achieve set outcomes for the projects.
  • Project management, including establishing, building and sustaining effective relationships and open communication with stakeholders.
  • Collecting, consolidating and organising data and information to draft funding body reports.
  1. Proven experience in successfully managing community development projects, preferably in public health promotion, health literacy and/or smoking cessation.
  2. Strong leadership and communication skills, with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders.
  3. Strong experience in group facilitation and coordination.
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to present reports and meeting minutes in a clear and concise fashion.
  5. High-level skills in the Microsoft Office suite.

This role will provide support for two health promotion projects run by TasCOSS.

The HeLLOTas! Project is founded on the groundbreaking, evidence-based HeLLOTas! Toolkit — a toolkit designed to take community service organisations on a journey to assess and improve their organisational health literacy with practical tools, resources and peer support.

Over the last three years, the HeLLOTas! Project has increased awareness of health literacy for service providers across Tasmania through initiatives, including communities of practice, attendance at conferences, and the development and use of health literacy resources.

The second project is the Enhancing the Role of Community Service Organisations in Supporting Smoking Cessation. The project funds ten Community Smoke-Free Projects to help embed smoking cessation into the everyday practice of Tasmanian community service organisations. To support this work, the project also convened a Smoke-Free Community of Practice to support practitioners in community service organisations 


To apply, please submit a cover letter (maximum of two pages) addressing the selection criteria. Please also include your resumé.

Please submit your expression of interest no later than 9am, Monday 29 July 2024 to For enquiries about the position, please contact Bronwyn Tilbury, Community Services Development Lead, on (03) 6169 9510 or via email.