ACCESS Project Manager

Sydney, Australia
AU$127,000 per annum + Super
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 4 August 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Contribute to the Aboriginal Community Controlled Ear health Support System in this pivotal project management role
  • Located at the Westmead Clinical School
  • Part time (0.5 FTE) fixed term contract until November 2023 with possibility of extension, offering a base salary of $127K p.a. pro-rata, and generous employer's contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

ACCESS (Aboriginal Community Controlled Ear health Support System) is an MRFF funded project. ACCESS will leverage current work spanning research and service delivery to co-design the best practice models of care alongside CEOs, healthcare professionals and the local communities accessing these ACCHSs.

This ACCESS Project Manager position will provide general management of all operational aspects of the research work being undertaken, including planning, funding and delivery of research to meet the objectives. Drawing on your expertise in research and collaboration with Aboriginal communities, the ACCESS Project Manager will play an active role in research study design, ethics approvals, liaising with key stakeholders, and managing the research team, as needed. You will report on the progress of the research (including to external funding bodies), source additional grant funding if able, and collaborate with academics, local communities and research professionals to achieve the goals of the ACCESS project.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an ACCESS Project Manager who demonstrates:

  • experience working with the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector and/or Aboriginal Health Research
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • experience in the supervision, training, mentoring and performance management of staff; and experience managing and resolving a diverse range of HR issues
  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • extensive experience in developing, managing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation (including Safe Laboratory Practices for roles based in Laboratory)
  • experience in a research-intensive environment.

As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing time: 11:30 pm, Wednesday 4 August 2021

How to Apply

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Mariana Yousif, Recruitment Consultant, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources by email

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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