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Program Manager, Blood Pressure

The George Institute for Global Health

Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.

  • Part Time Opportunity
  • Barangaroo, Sydney
  • 4 years Fixed Term Contract
  • Hybrid Working Environment available

Pro-Rata Salary Range of $120,230 to $124,755 Base (dependent on experience, skills and capabilities) plus 11% Superannuation + Smart Salary Packaging Benefit. 

The Opportunity:

One of the major Research Programs within The George Institute focuses on cardiovascular disease. This Role would be supporting the Blood Pressure Program which resides within the Cardiovascular Program. The Blood Pressure Program is led by Professor Alta Schutte and Professor Anthony Rodgers, and compromises primarily of projects which are funded by the NSW Health Cardiovascular Grant and a NHMRC Synergy Grant.

The Program Manager will take a leadership role within the Blood Pressure Program and manage all aspects, including but not limited to, operational activities, budget, policy development, public engagement, collaborations and stakeholder engagement, promotion and maintenance.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Responsibility for the oversight of all projects in the Blood Pressure Program in conjunction with Research Fellows and academic leads, which may include developing timelines, project plans, protocol development, ethics applications, resource allocation, governance, data management, data linkage.  
  • Work with the Program Head to manage the research staffing needs, structure, professional development and research budgets
  • Grow the program through engagement of new research teams, government bodies, community members, health care professionals/groups and other external collaborators
  • Ensure the maintenance of excellent reporting in SPOT database across all phases of the projects including reporting impact for the program
  • Support the Program Head in establishing and maintaining a culture focused on high performance and continuous improvement with the program team
  • Manage and collaborate with the hypertension management team to find funding opportunities and prepare funding applications
  • Responsibility for managing the finances for program work (project budgets, NSW Health, NHMRC and other related hypertension grants as relevant).
  • Lead and coordinate the reporting of project activity within the program to the stakeholders including funding bodies.
  • Oversight of the Blood Pressure Program documentation such as agendas, minutes, contact lists, record keeping and others as assigned and appropriate  
  • Lead, manage and contribute to development and updating of key documents including position statements, reports, protocols, development plans, published research findings
  • Regular engagement with operational staff within the hypertension program to receive updates and provide guidance on project operations with individual projects as needed

Our Successful Candidate has:

  • Qualifications in public health or a science related discipline and/or considerable work experience in the public health sector OR Background and expertise in health and medical research and/or health policy OR Experience with project or program management particularly overseeing multiple projects.
  • Experience in organisational planning and capacity building
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams, managing relationships with external partners and engaging senior stakeholders
  • Demonstrated skills building functional networks and working relationships with external stakeholders, including consumer representatives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills
  • Ability to produce communication and content for various audiences, including clinical
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well flexibly, i.e. both independently and with a variety of teams
  • A strong commitment to quality and professionalism
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products.

Experience with clinical trial management, government engagement and liaison is desirable. 

For more information on this role, please see our detailed Position Description here

About the George

The George Institute for Global Health (The George) is 700+ employees around the world and projects in over 40 countries all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide.  

As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to: 

  • Lead world-class, large-scale clinical trials, epidemiological studies and health systems research to transform treatments and healthcare delivery  
  • Look beyond single diseases, across the life course, to identify patient-centred approaches to care that can be implemented at scale  
  • Develop low-cost, innovative solutions to global unmet needs
  • Drive our global impact through a program of research, advocacy, thought leadership and disruptive social entrepreneurship  

We pride ourselves with our 6 core values: excellence, integrity, can-do approach, creativity, impact, and humanitarian commitment. 
Please visit our website for more on The George: Home | The George Institute for Global Health 

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Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.  

We value workplace diversity and encourage applications from people living with disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ+; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Why The George? 

We are committed to attracting, developing, rewarding and retaining the best people in their fields to conduct and support our innovative and highest quality research programs. 

Take advantage of our rewards you may enjoy as part of The George team.  

  • Generous salary packaging benefits increasing your take home pay
  • Learning and career development opportunities
  • Extra leave days including extended Christmas break and study leave
  • YourFlex arrangements e.g. start/finish times, purchase leave, location
  • A global, diverse, inclusive team committed to making impact 

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