Best Practice Consortium Research Lead

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jun 27, 2024

Job Description:

Job no: 0062818
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.6 to 0.8 FTE); Fixed Term for 2 years (with possibility of renewal)
Faculty: Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: The Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
Salary: Level D: $175,858 to $193,740 p.a. OR Level E: $226,517 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) + 17% super

The University of Melbourne is searching for an exceptional leader to shape the research direction of the Best Practice Consortium, a partnership with the University of Melbourne and the Royal Melbourne Hospital and our 18 other Consortium Members, as a part of the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing. This role offers you a unique opportunity to drive impactful mental health research, alongside consumer and carer lived experience leadership, that directly improves the lives of Victorians and mental health landscape.

As the Lead, you will be responsible for forging new connections, cultivating, and maintaining relationships and ensuring the cooperation of all Consortium members and the Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing, working closely with the University of Melbourne Consortium Program Coordinator and the Best Practice Partnership Lead, RMH. You will be responsible for managing effectively and efficiently Consortium research activities; and creating a culture and environment conducive to research excellence and new ways of knowing and partnering with lived and living experience consumers and carers.

About You
We seek an experienced mental health researcher known for both scientific acumen and diplomatic skills. Your leadership embodies a systemic perspective, prioritising lived experience leadership, co-creation, and innovation. Your proven expertise in strategic partnerships will be key to fostering collaborative excellence within the mental health sector.

You will possess;

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About Us

The Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing
The Victorian Collaborative Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing is driving transformative change in Victoria’s mental health and wellbeing system. Committed to innovation, the Centre champions leadership from lived and living experiences, develop safe, and effective, mental health services, and integrate lived experience and translational research evidence across the mental health and wellbeing system.

Melbourne Medical School

Established in 1862, Melbourne Medical School (MMS) in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne is the oldest medical school in Australia. It is internationally renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. MMS is ranked 14th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 for clinical, pre-clinical and health), has strong academic partnerships and ground-breaking collaborative research programs with leading public and private hospitals, as well as leading medical research institutes and centres in Australia and internationally.

Employee Benefits

We offer generous employee benefits to help maximise your work life. These include flexible and family friendly working conditions, salary packaging, internal School and Faculty grant schemes including a dedicated scheme for women and generous leave provisions. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a culturally rich and values-based environment.

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a Cover Letter, CV and document with responses against the selection criteria found in the Candidate Pack for the role.

Candidate pack: Best Practice Consortium Research Lead_Candidate Pack.pdf