Deputy Director

Sydney, NSW |

Deputy Director, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre is an NHMRC partnership centre that is taking a systems approach to the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic disease. Based at the Sax Institute in Sydney, the Centre brings together system investigators from 7+ funding agencies to work with researchers from 10+ Australian universities and research centres.

We are seeking a Deputy Director to work closely with the Director, Professor Andrew Wilson, and the Leadership Executive Team in managing this exciting national initiative.

The Deputy Director 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. 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.

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.

The position description is available on the Careers Opportunities page of our website:

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to with the subject heading: Deputy Director, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre.

Starting date: 
Friday, February 9, 2018
Closing date: 
Friday, March 2, 2018
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre
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