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Director - Knowledge Translation - Flexible location

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  • Newly appointed National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse
  • Marquee opportunity for this once in a generation opportunity
  • Flexible location - Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney

“Fundamental to the social fabric of our nation, our community and the health of us all”

The National Centre for Action on Child Sexual Abuse 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 National Centre will give voice to the experiences of survivors of all ages, life stages and communities . It will work in collaboration with survivors, major research institutions, representatives from state and commonwealth governments, service providers, schools, and law enforcement agencies.

The Role

As a key member of the Centre’s leadership team you will lead the development, implementation and integration of The Centre’s strategic vision for the transfer of evidence from lived experience, practice and research to awareness, policy and practice in the area of child sexual abuse prevention and survivor recovery.

Leading the workforce development program, innovation and implementation of evidence and community capacity building you will influence the utilisation and effective dissemination of knowledge to ensure that children are safer from harm and survivors across lifespan can recover from its effects.

Skills Required

Post-graduate qualification in social sciences and senior management skills ideally within the not for profit sector combined with a demonstrated knowledge and expertise in knowledge creation theory and practice, including the ability to communicate evidence to a diverse range of stakeholders. You’re able to demonstrate a deep understanding of and capacity to apply evidence based frameworks to service delivery and policy making.

You have a record of effective commissioning and performance monitoring of significant programs to ensure outcomes and value for money, combined with exceptional strategic thinking and communication skills. You understand social policy formulation within government and to frame and translate research evidence into compelling narratives for policy and practice.

Exceptional relationship building skills, including the capacity to build and maintain professional relationships and partnerships, a strong capacity to lead contractual negotiations and foster ongoing collaboration with external agencies.

If playing a major part in this watershed time for our country giving a voice to the experiences of survivors of all ages, life stages and communities then please submit your expression of interest including a cover letter responding to the skills required above and a resume. Alternatively call Hayley Martin or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 to discuss your interest.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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