Government staff secondments

This page has information on current secondment opportunities for Northern Territory (NT) Government staff and information on how positions are filled.

In a secondment, an employee is temporarily transferred from one organisation to another for an agreed period.


Domestic and family violence sensitive service delivery project officer - NT Legal Aid Commission

Location: Darwin

Read the project officer job description PDF (164.1 KB)

Submit your application by email to by 10am Thursday 28 January 2021.

To find out more, contact Leeanne Morris by calling 08 8999 3000.

Below is a step-by-step guide for how NGO positions are filled:

Step 1. Suitable vacancies in the NGO sector are submitted to Social Policy Coordination in the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet for consideration for the secondment program.

Step 2. The position is assessed by a panel for inclusion into the secondment program.

Step 3. If approved for the program, the position is advertised on the NT Government internet.

Step 4. Any NT Government employee can apply for the position.

Step 5. The NGO determines and manages the recruitment process for the position. Noting that recruitment is not restricted to NT Government staff.

Step 6. NGO appoints to the position.

Step 7. If an NT Government employee is appointed to the position, they must fill in a standard secondment agreement DOCX (68.9 KB) with their home agency.

Employees in NTGPASS also need to fill in a superannuation form.

Superannuation form DOCX (145.6 KB)
Superannuation form PDF (147.9 KB).

For more information, go to the Department of Treasury and Finance website.

The aim of the NT Government and NGO program is to increase the number of NT Government staff undertaking a secondment.

Read more about NT Government secondments in the Broadening our Horizons guide PDF (595.1 KB).

By taking placements in a new agency or sector, employees develop personally and professionally while the NT Government benefits from new skills and knowledge.

Read the framework for rules, responsibilities and expectations of both NT Government and staff.

Framework for NT public sector/NGO secondment program DOCX (651.9 KB)
Framework for NT public sector/NGO secondment program PDF (269.6 KB).

The Northern Territory Government has a secondment agreement with Charles Darwin University.

To find out more, go to the Charles Darwin University website.

Last updated: 22 January 2021

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