First listed on: 23 May 2022

Senior Executive Officer 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to 30 June 2023
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 2
Remuneration: $100 107 - $118 735
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ311821

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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Senior Executive Officer 
National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), Westmead, NSW

NCIRS is looking for a resourceful, innovative and proactive Senior Executive Officer with exceptional communication skills.

What’s on offer?
-    Join a high-performance team to provide high-level executive support to the Director of NCIRS.
-    Work with a diverse and inclusive talented team with a passion for improving health outcomes for Australia and globally.
-    Full-time, 12-month contract with a strong possibility of extension. 
-    Based in Westmead, NSW
-    Flexible Work Practices can be considered

The Role

The role will manage and triage multi-stakeholder engagements, develop project management systems and develop and maintain effective working relationships internally within NCIRS, and externally across the state, national and international organisations and national and state government departments. 

The role will be key to ensuring efficient workflow across NCIRS and also have key linkages with the NCIRS Executive Management Team and support the NCIRS Head of Business and Research Operations.

The role will investigate and provide advice, and prepare briefs/reports and presentations on various topics.

This appointment will be full time temporary for 12 months, with a strong possibility of extension. Part-time hours could be considered for the preferred candidate.

About NCIRS
NCIRS is the leading organisation in Australia working in research that provides expert advice to support evidence-informed immunisation policy and guideline development, evaluation of the National Immunisation Program and the surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine coverage and vaccine safety. NCIRS has national and international recognition in this arena and also has a growing program of work providing technical support to countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
NCIRS is a collaborative team of experts in public health, biostatistics, infectious diseases, paediatrics, internal medicine, epidemiology, communication, social science and quantitative and qualitative research and survey methods. www.ncirs.org.au
The Centre is based within the Division of Research of the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, Westmead Campus, NSW, Australia, but has an all-age research remit and is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and the Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases (Sydney ID) at the University of Sydney.

What you'll be doing

The Senior Executive Officer NCIRS is a new role required to provide high-level executive support to the Director of the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS). The role will manage and triage multi-stakeholder engagements, develop project management systems and develop and maintain effective working relationships internally within NCIRS, and externally across the state, national and international organisations and national and state government departments. The role will be key to ensuring efficient workflow across NCIRS and also have key linkages with the NCIRS Executive Management Team and support the NCIRS Head of Business and Research Operations.  
  1. Relevant degree or significant experience in providing high-level executive support and management experience in health, research or an academic environment.

  2. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate, consult and negotiate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  3. Demonstrated problem-solving skills with an ability to exercise sound judgment in a complex environment.

  4. Excellent written communication skills with demonstrated experience in editing and writing a range of documents including high-level correspondence and visual presentations and advanced computer skills.

  5. Demonstrated high level analytical, planning, and conceptual skills with the ability to succinctly communicate complex information.

  6. Demonstrated exceptional time management and organisational skills, with the capacity to successfully manage competing priorities, complex and varied requirements.

  7. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.

  8. Experience or understanding of ethics requirements, grant systems, and high-level competence with desktop software, including exceptional experience in managing complex and high volume email correspondence.

We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.  

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to commencement with NSW Health OR provide an approved medical contraindication certificate.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status prior to securing this role. Please also provide proof of booster vaccination, if available. 

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position

For role related queries or questions contact Carol Corbett on Carol.Corbett@health.nsw.gov.au
For technical support please contact the customer services team on 1300 679 367 and select option 3. 

Applications Close: 05/06/2022




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