Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator

Updated: 29 days ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 13 Jul 2022

Job no:510164
Work type:full time
Location:QEII Medical Centre / SCGH, Crawley
Categories:Administration & Executive support, Community Engagement/Marketing

WA Health Translation Network (WAHTN) , Consumer and Community Involvement Program (CCIProgram)

  • To be part of a team that brings together health and medical researchers, consumers and community members to inform research.
  • Two part-time (0.5 and 0.7 FTE), fixed-term appointments until 30 June 2023
  • Salary range: Level 6, $84,665 – $89,477p.a. (pro rata) plus superannuation 

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The WA Health Translation Network works with WA’s Universities, Medical Research Institutes, the State Government, Public and Private Health Services and PathWest to drive local, national and international collaborations, to build capacity in key areas of health and medical research.

The CCIProgram is a key enabling platform of WAHTN that supports the health and innovation sector to ensure community and consumers are involved in research.

UWA provides HR and financial support to the WAHTN in its role as Centre Agent for the Partners.

About the opportunity

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a passionate Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) Coordinator to join our team, and be part of an innovative program where the consumer and community 'voice' is integral to the way health research is designed, delivered and translated into better health outcomes for patients, an improved health system and improved policy and practice.

In this unique and exciting CCI Coordinator role, you will bring strong relationship management skills and provide guidance and support to both researchers and the community.

If you are a great communicator, have strong organisational and people skills, can work well to develop and support partnerships, and you are passionate about making a difference then you are the person we are looking for.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Demonstrated understanding of and/or experience in consumer and community involvement principles and practice
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, and advocacy and diplomacy skills
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Highly developed relationship building skills with various stakeholders
  • Highly developed presentation skills and competent public speaker
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet, Microsoft Office and CRMs
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
  • Demonstrated passion for community health and innovation research with a keen interest in consumer and community involvement
  • Strong understanding of the importance of the ‘lived experience’ in health and innovation research and teaching programs
  • The ability to work outside of normal working hours to facilitate and/or lead consumer events where needed

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying:  Position Description - Coordinator Consumer and Community Involvement.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document, to a maximum of 4 pages in length. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria .

Closing date: 11:55pm on Wednesday 13 July 2022

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

For more information email or call 6151 1071

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020. 

Advertised:28 Jun 2022 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:13 Jul 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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