About the role
Reporting to and working closely with the Division Leader, the Business Manager’s role is to ensure effective coordination of the Division’s activities and provide research management support across the range of current and emerging research programs. This key strategic position will also assist in the development of new funding opportunities and build synergies with other research groups and across the Corporate Support areas within Menzies to encourage more effective and efficient outcomes.
The Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases (WPCD) Division oversees a range of projects which explore ways to improve and strengthen health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, families and communities. The Division currently has a range of research programs: mental health, renal health, diabetes across the lifecourse, nutrition, tobacco control, primary health care and cancer research. Our researchers conduct public health and clinical research in urban and remote First Nations communities to develop and implement solutions to promote wellbeing and to reduce the impact of chronic conditions and mental illness.
What you will bring to the role
As an experienced business manager, you will have relevant postgraduate qualifications in business, commerce or a highly related field and proven senior level management experience including the ability to provide strategic advice, lead teams and implement policies and procedures to produce high quality results, deliver on key objectives and meet associated timeframes. In addition you’ll have:
- Exceptional organisational and project planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting skills.
- Demonstrated experience related to the financial management of significant grant funding budgets.
- Experience supervising employees, including planning and allocating resources, overseeing recruitment activities, coaching and mentoring and managing performance.
- Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with and influence a wide and diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, including people from diverse cultures and organisational backgrounds.
Menzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter.
As a recognised national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, education and research training, Menzies is committed to providing a culturally inclusive and supportive work environment, and ensuring our workforce is representative of the people with and for whom we work. We seek to amplify First Nations voices in all aspects of our work, and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for this position.
Benefits of working for Menzies
- Exciting continuing employment opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutes
- 6 weeks annual leave, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditions
- Attractive base salary of $114,827 - $122,448 per annum + superannuation + salary packaging benefits (Total salary package of $142,158 - $151,084 per annum)
If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:
Dr Gill Gorham
Head Renal Research Program
Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases (WPCD) Division
Tel: 08 8946 8529
How to Apply:
Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.
Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:
- Cover letter
- Updated resume
- A statement addressing the selection criteria (No more than 2 pages)
- Any other relevant supporting documentation
For a copy of the position description or to find more information on how to apply for this role please visit Menzies careers website: http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8426.
Closing date: Sunday, 2nd October 2022 @ 11.59pm