EL1 Assistant Directors – Research & Health – Adelaide CBD

Posted 07 November 2023
Salary$602.55 per day
Job type Temporary
DisciplineGovernment FederalGovernment, Defence, Emergency

Job description

Are you dedicated to driving evidence-based decision-making to improve lives? Do you excel in collaborative environments that prioritize research and innovation?
Our Client is a Federal Government body that supports Australians and their families by valuing a positive contemporary attitude to disability. They are currently seeking skilled individuals for three exciting roles within the Research and Evaluation Branch within this growing Federal Government department with their mission to shape policies and practices through robust evidence and pioneering approaches.

1. EL1 Assistant Director Evidence-based Practice

As the EL1 Assistant Director of Evidence-based Practice, you will be at the heart of ensuring our policies are rooted in sound evidence. Your role will involve:
  • Utilising your expertise in evidence-based practice, knowledge translation, and implementation science to support our projects.
  • Collaborating with internal and external partners to transform research into actionable strategies.
  • Spearheading initiatives to encourage evidence-informed decision-making, including fostering online learning and communities of practice.
  • Crafting resources that effectively communicate research discoveries to diverse audiences.
  • Supporting the infusion of evidence-based methods into policy and practice.
  • Maintaining meticulous records of projects using dedicated research software.
  • Developing internal reports and presentations for stakeholders that distill findings into actionable insights.
  • Expertise in evidence-based practice and knowledge translation preferred. 
2. EL1 Assistant Director Practice Leadership
Step into the role of EL1 Assistant Director for Practice Leadership and drive positive change in how we serve our customers. Key responsibilities include:
  • Leveraging your expertise in knowledge translation, implementation science, and behavioural insights to support projects related to workforce development and education.
  • Designing and leading the development of a practice leadership approach that enhances our workforce's consistency and evidence-based nature.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to integrate evidence-based approaches into policy and practice.
  • Nurturing relationships across the organization to facilitate knowledge exchange.
  • Maintaining comprehensive project records using research software or platforms.
  • Crafting internal reports and presentations that make complex findings accessible to stakeholders.
  • Embracing management tasks as required to contribute to broader organizational goals.
  • Promoting the pivotal role of the Research and Evaluation Branch.
  • Expertise in behavioural insights, workforce development and knowledge translation preferred. 
3. EL1 Assistant Director Evidence Synthesis
Join as the EL1 Assistant Director for Evidence Synthesis to contribute to generating reliable research evidence that informs our decisions. Your responsibilities will encompass:
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to develop and manage project plans.
  • Designing protocols for various types of evidence reviews, from environmental scans to systematic reviews.
  • Conducting thorough literature searches aligned with established standards.
  • Engaging in research according to documented protocols for data extraction, quality appraisal, and synthesis.
  • Managing project-related records, utilizing dedicated research software and platforms.
  • Engaging stakeholders to interpret research findings and facilitate their practical application.
  • Crafting comprehensive research reports and recommendations tailored to diverse stakeholders.
  • Providing methodological expertise in research methods, psychosocial disability, early childhood interventions, and more.
  • Supporting the growth of junior staff and leading or assisting broader Branch projects.
For all roles, qualifications in disability, allied health, public health or related discipline (PhD or post grad qualifications) preferred.
Why Choose Our Research and Evaluation Branch?
  • Meaningful Impact: Contribute to shaping policies and practices through robust evidence and strategic insights.
  • Collaborative Culture: Work alongside experts, stakeholders, and partners who share your passion for research and progress.
  • Professional Growth: Embrace opportunities to lead teams, develop leadership skills, and influence innovation.
  • Dynamic Environment: Thrive in an environment that fosters learning, diversity, and creative problem-solving.
Join us in advancing evidence-based excellence and driving positive transformation. Apply now to be part of our effort to improve lives through research and innovation.
These roles are at the EL1 level equivalent offering $602.55 per day 11% super. The rate of pay is casually loaded, as you will not be accruing annual or sick leave.
As this role is within the Federal Government, applicants are required to be Australian Citizens to be considered.
If you are interested in this role, please APPLY NOW.

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via adjustments@dfp.com.au or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.