Research Consumer Engagement Officer - Robinson Research Institute

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 05 Jul 2023

Job no:511865
Work type:Fixed term - Part-time
Categories:Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, Executive Support, Project Management and Project Support, External Engagement, HEO7

(HE07) $91,187 - $101,987 (pro-rata) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

A part-time (0.6FTE) fixed term opportunity for a Research Consumer Engagement Officer in the Robinson Research Institute for a period of 3 years.

Established in 2008, the Robinson Research Institute is internationally renowned for its pioneering research in reproductive biology and early childhood health that spans four themes: Fertility and Conception, Pregnancy and Birth, Early Origins of Health and Child and Adolescent Health. Its mission is to deliver world-class research that advances knowledge in human reproduction, pregnancy and child health and informs clinical care, policy and practice to improve life-long health for women and children across generations into the future.

Working under limited direction with a degree of autonomy this role works closely with the University of Adelaide’s Division of External Engagement and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Office to ensure alignment with wider University engagement strategy and policy.

Responsibilities include development and delivery of relevant consumer engagement strategies, proactively sourcing media and PR opportunities while tracking coverage.

You will also be responsible for producing marketing materials and managing sponsorship and partnership agreements.

You will be prepare detailed project plans and initiatives and pro-actively communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of progress.

To be successful you will need:

  • Broad demonstrated experience in developing and implementing engagement plans in a service organisation.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal) with demonstrated stakeholder management skills with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Exceptional organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise and manage work and deal with  ambiguity.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to manage high volume and multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.
  • Proven experience in event and project management.


  • Previous experience or affinity with scientific and/or medical endeavours
  • Demonstrated experience and computer skills across Microsoft Office Suite, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, mail chimp (or similar), and social media (for marketing), and database management.

 Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 5th July 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Angela Noack
Institute Manager, Robinson Research Institute

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The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 


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