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Program Manager - Clinikids

Telethon Kids Institute - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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The Opportunity

Operating at Telethon Kids Institute since 2018, CliniKids is a unique integration of early intervention services, innovation and research for children on the autism spectrum. Our mission is to support young children and their families to reach their full potential through the development and translation of cutting-edge evidence-based support to fulfil our vision of all children on the autism spectrum growing into happy and healthy adults.

We are now looking to appoint a full-time Program Manager to provide effective and efficient managerial oversight of a team of researchers, project staff and students.

The Role

This newly created role exists for an experienced Program Manager to join the team. Reporting to the General Manager, the Program Manager will manage a large, multidisciplinary research team and work across all areas of the research program, providing support to research, project management, and administrative staff to ensure the team delivers high quality research outcomes. Focusing on the effective use of resources to maintain high quality care to research participants and their families, this position is a great opportunity for someone with strong leadership skills to liaise with clinical staff and researchers.

Some Of The Responsibilities Include

  • Manage and oversee all aspects of project planning, development and establishment for a range of research initiatives across the team.
  • Develop and implement quality management and compliance systems to our research program to ensure our team complies with Ethics requirements, research governance, as well as funding and contractual obligations.
  • Oversee the development of budgets, forecasting and financial management for the research program.
  • Effectively manage change management processes, encouraging innovation, diversity and continuous improvement.
This is a full-time position on a 2-year maximum contract initially.Part-time may be considered for the right applicant. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

About You

You will be an experienced professional who thrives under pressure whilst handling competing priorities. The key to your success will be your demonstrated experience in the following:
  • Tertiary qualification within research, project management or health sciences fields.
  • Relevant experience in an administrative, project management, business capacity and/or clinical research role.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and work effectively in a complex and changing environment.
  • Highly developed project planning, coordination, and management skills.
  • Proven capacity to manage budgets and grants in complex funding environments.
  • Superior people skills with the ability to develop strong internal and external relationships.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage competing deadlines.
  • Strong interest in child health in local and global contexts.
We are driving inclusion and diversity as part of the way we work. If you meet a number of the requirements (and not all), we encourage you to submit your application.

Our Culture

Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills; we embrace all employee differences and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

We value our people and in return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and as a not-for-profit this includes salary packaging of up to $15, 899 (increases your take home pay!) and the opportunity to be part of a long-standing organisation.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and generous staff benefits including flexible working conditions, Christmas shutdown as extra annual leave, paid parental leave, social activities and a health and wellbeing program.

How To Apply

If you enjoy a challenge and working in a fast-paced environment, please click on 'Apply Now' to navigate to our Career Site to view the Job Description and submit your application.

Your cover letter (no more than 2 pages) should specifically address your skills and experience outlined in the “About You” section above.

Applications will only be accepted through our career portal. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with our online portal, please direct your query to recruitment@telethonkids.org.au

Click Here For The Job Description

Contact Name: Gemma Upson

Contact Email: gemma.upson@telethonkids.org.au

Closing Date: 29/04/2021 - Telethon Kids reserve the right to hire prior to the closing date.

The Telethon Kids Institute is one of the nation's leading medical research organisations. We are home to a diverse team of more than 750 staff and postgraduate students dedicated to improving child health and development.

Telethon Kids is an independent medical research institute, based within the Perth Children's Hospital at the QEII Medical Centre campus in Nedlands, Western Australia. The Institute’s purpose-built facility includes state-of-the-art laboratories, collaborative work spaces, clinical suites and meeting spaces with access to leading-edge technology and research services.

Our research teams are among the world's best and we have strong affiliations with the children's hospital and all the major Western Australian universities.

The Telethon Kids Institute is committed to being champions of gender equity, diversity and inclusivity. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for positions with the Institute to support our aim of improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families and to continue to build a culturally competent, respectful and safe place to work.

*The successful candidate will be asked to provide a satisfactory National Police Check (obtained within the last 3 months) prior to commencement*