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Deputy Director, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre – Sax Institute
- Not for profit sector
- Ultimo Location, professional and friendly environment
- Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging
The Sax Institute
The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert in helping decision makers find and make best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.
We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is administered by the Sax Institute and is one of the NHMRC partnership centres established to test new models for research translation and implementation. The Centre takes a systems approach to the prevention of lifestyle related chronic conditions. It brings together system investigators from 7+ funding agencies to work with researchers from 10+ Australian universities and research centres.
The objectives of the Centre are to strengthen the research base for prevention, to synthesise evidence and make readily available what is known, and help activate an effective and efficient prevention system in Australia. It does this through a collaborative and integrated model of working with partners in policy and practice relevant knowledge production, translation and implementation. There is a strong focus on learning from action bringing a systems perspective to planning, implementation and evaluation of initiatives to prevent chronic disease.
The Centre works in a potentially complex partnership environment and brings together teams of expert investigators from both academic and industry partners to work on multiple interlinked projects.
Our aim is to be a world leader in prevention science applied to chronic disease.
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is seeking a Deputy Director to closely work with the Director, Professor Andrew Wilson and the Leadership Executive Team in managing this exciting national initiative.
About the position
The Deputy Director role is key in managing the Centre’s operations including all aspects of planning, the overall program coordination, capacity development, internal communication and staff management. The role will lead specific projects undertaken from the Sax Institute.
You will be responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day running of the Prevention Centre. With the Centre Director and the Leadership Executive you will work with researchers and policy partners to ensure that the projects contribute effectively to the wider goals of the Centre. This involves ongoing liaison with project partners, budget management and performance monitoring, program development and communications across the Centre. You will have expert knowledge in the field of prevention from a research, practice or policy perspective, extensive experience in high-level management of partnerships, and an understanding of the Australian health system.
You will have to demonstrable high-level leadership, concurrent management of multiple projects / stakeholders and high-level understanding of public health policies and strategies. You will have higher qualifications in public health or other fields directly relevant to prevention science. Research or management experience in public health or evaluation is highly desirable.
Essential – Selection Criteria
To be successful the Deputy Director, the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:
- Demonstrated high-level leadership skills and a strategic orientation
- High level experience in managing complex partnerships
- Demonstrated capacity to set and manage priorities in a high activity environment and be responsive to a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
- Tertiary qualifications in public health or other prevention related disciplines.
- High level understanding of public health policy, the prevention system at a system perspective, and the capacity to manage policy-relevant research and evaluation
- Demonstrable capacity to manage projects and budgets to specified timelines within complex systems
- Outstanding communication, consultation and negotiation skills, in order to effectively manage Centre interactions with key internal and external partners
- Sound knowledge and understanding of the national and state health systems and relevant policy developments including population health initiatives and programs.
Desirable – Selection Criteria
- Senior leadership experience in managing multilevel preventive interventions.
- Research track record in prevention.
About the benefits
- Competitive salary including packaging
- Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery
To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the above Selection Criteria to email@example.com with the subject heading: Deputy Director, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.
For any enquiries please contact Andrew Wilson on 9188 9500 or Andrew.Wilson@saxinstitute.org.au
Applications close: 5pm, 2 March 2018
The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.