Canberra, ACT |

Date: Immediate start

Probation Period: 6 months with a 3-month review

Location: AHHA National Office Unit 8, 2 Phipps Close Deakin ACT

Responsible to: Executive Director Knowledge Exchange

Hours: Full time

Salary: APS 5 equivalent plus super (salary packaging available)

Classification: Permanent

Who we are:

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is the national peak body for publicly funded healthcare. Our vision is for a healthy Australia where everyone is supported by the best possible healthcare system. AHHA’s national office is based in Deakin, Canberra (ACT) and consists of small, dedicated team on the forefront of research, policy, advocacy, and practice in Australia’s healthcare landscape.

AHHA directly engages with Government, non-for-profit organisations, peak bodies, and our national membership base to foster meaningful policy reform. We are committed being part of the national health conversation and have a strong history of effective advocacy. AHHA supports a dynamic, friendly working environment with access to salary packaging. Working with AHHA means joining a community of health sector thought leaders as they grow and shape the future of Australia's healthcare system.

Position description:

Working with AHHA’s research and policy teams, the Research Officer is responsible for contributing to AHHA research and communications on a range of health issues, as well as supporting health policy projects.

The role includes a variety of tasks including research, writing and creating professionally formatted publications, providing administrative support for projects, meetings and events and liaising on behalf of the organisation with a wide range of stakeholders.

The successful candidate will need to be a motivated self-starter, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team. They need to have excellent time management skills, the ability to prioritise activities, attention to detail and strong communication skills.

Key duties:

  • Assist in the preparation of a range of research papers and AHHA communications
  • Provide projects and events support
  • Prepare correspondence, communications, presentations and other documents
  • Supporting general maintenance/day-to-day activity of the AHHA workplace
  • Promote AHHA membership and maintain relationships with existing members
  • Any other duties as directed the by Chief Executive

Required skills:

  • Qualification in a relevant research or policy-related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • High level proficiency across the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Excellent planning, organisational, prioritisation and time management skills.
  • Ability to initiate activities and prioritise multiple tasks with minimum supervision
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively within a small team and engage with a broad range of stakeholders including members, government and non-government organisations.


  • Experience working in health systems research, knowledge exchange and quality improvement projects


Please send a cover letter and a two-page CV to Adj AProf Rebecca Haddock, Executive Director of Knowledge Exchange, at

Starting date: 
Friday, September 8, 2023
Closing date: 
Sunday, October 8, 2023
Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association