Research Support Officer (Consumer Engagement) job at FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

About Flinders

Our bold vision, reflected in our Strategic Plan: Make a Difference: Agenda 2025, is to be internationally recognized as a global research leader, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of the most enterprising graduates from Australia.

To achieve this ambition, we recently made a significant organizational change to a six-college structure with professional staff and service alignment.

We recognize that the key to our success is exceptional people and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our transformed university team.

Type of employment:

Fixed term (Fixed term)

Position Summary

CDD until June 2025 | Part-time at 0.6 FTE

Higher Education Officer Level 6

Wage scale:
$81,377 – $86,765 (prorated)

Pertaining to:
Director, Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI)

The Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI) aims to develop a strong, sustainable and committed consumer engagement program for research across FHMRI that demonstrably improves research outcomes (higher quality publications, funding and impact) and community involvement in our research and education.

Under broad general direction, the Research Support Officer (Consumer Engagement) will provide administrative and project management support to build capacity for active consumer engagement in the FHMRI.

As part of the RDS team, the Research Support Officer (Consumer Engagement) will work with the FHMRI Consumer Advisory Board, FHMRI Management, FHRMI Researchers and Senior Research Support Officers. research to design, develop, implement and evaluate FHMRI’s partnership and consumer engagement in research. programs. They will also develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including consumer advocacy groups.

Main responsibilities of the position

The Research Support Officer (Consumer Engagement) is responsible for:

  • Facilitate productive relationships between FHMRI researchers and consumer representatives.
  • Develop, recruit and maintain a register of consumer interests.
  • Ensure and coordinate the recruitment and training of consumers.
  • Deliver and coordinate training for researchers on consumer engagement.
  • Provide administrative support to the Consumer Advisory Council.
  • Contribute to the evaluation of consumer and community involvement in the FHMRI and assist in data analysis and compilation and dissemination of reports.
  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate community events and training workshops.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Any other responsibilities related to the level of the position assigned by the supervisor and/or the University.

Capabilities of the key position

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualifications; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop positive and effective relationships with people at all levels, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrated project management, organizational and administrative skills, including the ability to use initiative and work independently to manage conflicting priorities and coordinate multiple tasks.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of people internal and external to the University. Able to deliver engaging presentations to a range of different audiences.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the research environment in Australian higher education in terms of research, research training and research quality.
  • Experience in health consumer engagement is desirable.

For more information regarding the position, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact: Dr Rebecca Keough

Prescribed conditions of employment

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all new staff to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical waivers and limited exemptions.

A valid National Police Certificate satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful candidate can commence this position.

Information for applicants:

You must provide a declaration of aptitude of no more than three pages, addressing the core capabilities of the position, as outlined above. Additionally, you need to upload your resume.

A valid National Police Certificate satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful candidate can commence this position.

We seek to increase diversity to improve equal opportunity for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, persons with disabilities and/or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Please note that late applications and applications sent through agencies will not be accepted.

Closing of applications at 11:59 p.m.:

May 18, 2022