Project Manager Sydney Health Partners

Sydney, Australia
17 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Great opportunity to provide project management and guidance to support implementation of key strategies and programs of work across Sydney Health Partners (SHP)
  • Located at Charles Perkins Centre, Camperdown Campus
  • Fixed term, full-time for 12 months with possible extension until Jun 2021 and base salary $103K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a dynamic Project Manager to join the Sydney Health Partners team.

You will provide overall project management and guidance to support implementation of key strategies and programs of work across Sydney Health Partners (SHP) including themes and streams projects, infrastructure/capacity building and change management projects, with both local and national health and translation research partners.

You will be responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of project management such as developing the project plan, the project charter, and roles and responsibilities, including the management of associated risks and project resources. The Project Manager will develop and manage project plans to ensure SHP's strategic deliverables are realised. You will also develop and embed project governance and reporting to ensure progress is monitored and risks mitigated.

The Project Manager will develop effective evaluation and performance metrics for evidencing project successes and benefits. You will manage stakeholders and communications, and ensure effective collaboration and team work with other project teams and stakeholders across SHP member organisations including with senior academic, clinical professionals and other project and administrative staff.

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 a Project Manager who has:

  • Tertiary qualifications and relevant work experience in project management in a health- or science- related field with prior experience in a health research environment or higher education at a complex, multi-faceted organisation
  • demonstrated experience in managing multiple project work streams or working in large complex projects with diverse key stakeholders and leading large complex and change management projects
  • demonstrated experience using project management applications and tools to set-up and track progress
  • sound understanding and consistent application of project management competencies including scope, time, cost, quality, communications, risk, procurement, integration and evaluation

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with high level accuracy, attention to detail and will be a highly organised individual. They will also be able to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.

About us

More information on Sydney Health Partners (SHP) can be read here

SHP is an Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre (AHRTC), accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) in 2015.  It is a partnership of four major health services (Sydney, Northern Sydney and Western Sydney Local Health Districts and the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (at Westmead)), nine independent medical research institutes, and the University of Sydney.  The partnership aims to improve health services and health outcomes by strengthening collaborative translational and implementation research activities.  Sydney Health Partners is supported by a small executive team, located at The University of Sydney, Camperdown.

Sydney Health Partners is part of Sydney Medical School within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, and also aligns with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research).

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 654/0319F to apply.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.


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 and click on Police Checks.

Closing date: 11:30pm 25 April 2019

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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