Director, Dementia Training Australia

Perth, Australia
14 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Part Time

Dementia Training Australia

  • Key leadership appointment based at Royal Perth Hospital’s Medical Research Foundation
  • Level 10 Grade 1, part-time (0.4 FTE) appointment fixed to June 2020
  • Salary range: $128,051 to $133,083 pro rata plus 9.5% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

Dementia Training Australia (DTA) is responsible for the translation of contemporary knowledge regarding dementia care through the development and delivery of training resources to the aged care workforce. DTA is collaboration between four Australian universities and Dementia Australia, and is led by the University of Wollongong. Auspiced by the University of Western Australia’s Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing, DTA (UWA) forms a key linkage between research and industry. The Senior Manager, DTA (UWA) is responsible for strategic management of UWA’s activities within the DTA consortium.

About the opportunity

The Senior Manager is a key leadership role which will determine the establishment and provide strategic leadership for Dementia Training Australia. The appointee will ultimately be responsible for all activities undertaken by DTA (UWA), to ensure that it achieves its objectives as negotiated with the University of Wollongong and the Commonwealth Government Department of Health. You will play a significant role in the delivery of the DTA’s national strategy and steer the work of DTA (UWA) to maximise the effective delivery of dementia specific training.

Note: Interstate travel and occasional after hours’ work may be required.

About you

You will be a tertiary graduate in a Health Science discipline and have extensive relevant experience at a senior leadership level. You will demonstrate sound financial management skills, the ability to effectively lead and motivate teams within a research/training environment and an ability to establish and nurture effective long-term relationships with senior stakeholders across the University and from industry, government and national and international communities. Those with extensive knowledge and experience in flexible delivery of professional development and training, preferably in a healthcare context, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Monday, 26 August 2019

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the Position Description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Diversity and Inclusion

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).