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Senior Research Officer - The National Centre - Remote / Work from Home

Australian Childhood Foundation
  • Work From Home - remote work

About us

The National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse (the National Centre) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established to increase understanding of child sexual abuse, promote effective ways for protecting children, guide best practice responses and pathways to healing for survivors, and reduce the harm it causes.

The National Centre is a joint venture between Blue Knot Foundation, The Healing Foundation and the Australian Childhood Foundation with initial funding from the Australian Government. The three organisations have united to form an Australian-first partnership that will commission critical research, evaluate interventions and therapeutic programs, raise community awareness, reduce stigma and provide training.

The Role

The Senior Research Officer will lead or support research led by the National Centre, including a study that seeks to develop a clinical framework for preventing and responding to harmful sexual behaviours in children, and a study that will investigate community attitudes in relation to child sexual abuse.

This role will also support the implementation and quality assurance of a program of commissioned research, conduct rapid literature reviews, develop research partnerships, write ethics applications, and other research activities as required.

Qualifications & experience


  • A postgraduate qualification or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Experience leading research and evaluation projects, with the ability to deliver high quality outcomes on time and within budget
  • Expertise across a range of social science methodologies such as quantitative, qualitative, applied research and systematic reviews and evidence syntheses
  • A track record of peer-reviewed published research as well as experience writing and preparing reports, factsheets and other resources for publication that are accessible to diverse audiences
  • Demonstrated high level project management, organisational and administrative skills with the ability to effectively prioritise to meet conflicting deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and conflict management skills, including the ability to build and maintain positive professional relationships and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders
  • Experience preparing submissions and reports for human research ethics committees, with a strong understanding of the relevant Codes and Standards
  • Knowledge of child sexual abuse, child protection, and/or victim and survivor impacts
  • Appreciative understanding of issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the ability to build and manage relationships with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community


  • A higher research degree
  • Willingness to travel interstate.
  • Track record conducting evaluation, implementation and/or effectiveness research (‘what works’)
  • Track record in successful and grant and tender applications
  • Knowledge of harmful sexual behaviours in children and/or community attitudes towards child sexual abuse


  • Newly created position in an innovative organisation.
  • Work remotely from home
  • Excellent salary and benefits package including salary packaging

To Apply:

To apply for this unique opportunity please hit the ‘Apply Now’ button and follow the instructions.

To request a copy of the position description please email Bree Roberts at broberts@childhood.org.au using the subject line: Senior Research Officer - The National Centre - Remote / Work from Home enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The National Centre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

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