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Current Opportunity: Manager, Research and Ethics

Manager, Research and Ethics

Position Type: Full Time

Classification: AHCSA Level 7

Closing date: Fri 2 December 2022 at 5:00pm

The Aboriginal Health Council of SA (AHCSA) is the peak body representing Aboriginal community controlled health and substance misuse services in South Australia at State and National levels.

Our primary role is to be the ‘health voice’ for all Aboriginal people in South Australia. We achieve this by advocating for the community and supporting workers with appropriate Aboriginal health programs based on a holistic perspective of health. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of who we are.

The Manager, Research and Ethics position is a full-time, fixed term position until 30 June 2024.

The Manager, Research and Ethics, as a core specialised position of the AHCSA’s Secretariat funded by the SA Peak Body for ACCHSs Partnership Agreement, leads the research and ethics portfolio, and promotes and supports rigorous research and knowledge translation that benefits Aboriginal communities. The role is responsible for the development of AHCSA’s research strategy and its impactful implementation to ensure that studies in SA and nationally are implemented in a community-centred, beneficial and feasible manner in line with the requisite Aboriginal control and self-determination. 

The Manager, Research and Ethics will work in close collaboration with all AHCSA teams and the Chief Executive. More specifically, the Manager, Research and Ethics will:

  • High level strategic and results-driven leadership and role modelling in research partnerships, ethics and knowledge translation.
  • Maintaining and building proactive and collaborative  partnerships with a high level academic audience, research institutions, cross-sector governmental stakeholders and ACCHSs, and utilising the credible reputation within this network to position and privilege AHCSA’s significant role in research and ethics.
  • Leading and supporting the research and ethics team and AHREC’s service model, and upholding AHREC’s standard of review by overseeing AHREC’s day-to-day operations and deliverables. 
  • Implementing the research policy and procedures at AHCSA, and leading a consistent and integrated research management approach.
  • Providing strategic support systems for the Aboriginal community controlled health sector in research, ethics and knowledge translation as required regarding the communities’ research priorities.     
  • Contributing to the negotiations relating to the Research and Ethics Domain’s in the SA Peak Body for ACCHSs Partnership Agreement.
  • Promoting the role and standards of AHREC to relevant institutions in SA and nationally.
  • Commissioning and supporting research and translation projects that align with the agreed programs of research.
  • Identifying innovative programs of research that address the current and future priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Providing advice to external stakeholders who employ and supervise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health research.
  • Taking an innovative and creative approach and leading the development of new funding opportunities across the organisation. 

What we offer

  • The opportunity to join the peak body representing Aboriginal community controlled health and substance misuse services in South Australia
  • Encourages work/life balance
  • An inclusive and diverse workplace
  • Great salary package and benefits
  • Generous leave provisions 

Essential Criteria

Post-graduate level training and experience in research methodologies, data analysis, ethics and key issues in Aboriginal health research such as social policy and the social determinants of health and/or equivalent experience relevant to the position. 

Conditions of Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate will be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations. 
  • A valid Drivers License is required

How to apply 

Please apply via SEEK.

You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Statement of key outcomes  of the Job and Person Specification. please contact Julian Snook, HR Manager at julian.snook@ahcsa.org.au to request a copy of the Job and Person Specification or visit our webpage where it can be found under the Careers Tab - https://ahcsa.org.au/careers/careers.  

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Closing Date for applications: 5:00pm, 2nd of December 2022  

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.