Communities of Practice Manager

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 May 2024

2 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Educational sciences
Researcher Profile

Leading Researcher (R4)

Application Deadline

22 May 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job no: 0062376
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term May 2024 to 20 December 2024
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department: Centre for Digital Transformation of Health
Salary: Level B – $119,231 – $141,581 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Design, organise, and evaluate activities fostering vibrant communities of practice within a Learning Health System framework.
  • engage diverse groups and advance research translation and healthcare improvement.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

Assess current Special Interest Groups and event effectiveness in engaging healthcare professionals in digital health research. Collaborating with the Program Manager and Events Officer, you'll trial event strategies to optimize engagement for planned 2024 events, informing future designs. Leveraging existing frameworks and evaluations, you'll develop a Learning Communities program for 2025, designing monitoring plans to ensure sustained engagement and maintaining stakeholder data to enable comprehensive expertise inclusion. Please note that funding for this position is scheduled to conclude in December 2024, pending a review for potential extension until 2030.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Monitor and evaluate the existing Special Interest Groups for their efficacy in engaging healthcare professionals in digital health research and innovation.
  • Use learnings from existing frameworks, toolkits and experience related to research development and Learning Communities.
  • Design a monitoring and evaluation plan for Learning Communities that informs their ongoing development with the goal of sustained engagement.

Who We Are Looking For

The successful candidate should possess high-level engagement and facilitation skills, with a proven track record in building successful communities or communities of practice. They must have demonstrated experience in engaging clinicians and researchers collaboratively, exceptional communication skills, and an understanding of Learning Health Systems. Additionally, experience in designing events, developing systems for stakeholder engagement, and expertise in data-driven or digital health research would be desirable.

You will also have:

  • A PhD and at least 3 years’ relevant experience in a clinical or research environment
  • High-level skills in engagement and facilitation
  • A track record in building successful communities or communities of practice
  • Demonstrated understanding of Learning Health Systems and research development and translation

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Centre for Digital Transformation of Health

The Centre for Digital Transformation of Health at the University of Melbourne is at the forefront of revolutionizing healthcare through digital innovation. Our mission is to bridge the gap between digital health research and real-world healthcare, ensuring that research-driven advancements benefit the healthcare system.  By connecting the strengths of medical research and data science, we're creating a vibrant ecosystem for translating digital health innovations into clinical practice.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion  page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett Verity via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

Position Description

Applications close: 22 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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