Manager (Health Projects & Partnerships)

Job No: 122952
Location: Sydney

  • Lead a range of state-wide and national projects improving health outcomes and better awareness for Australians with asthma!
  • Highly varied role with a genuinely supportive organisation, offering flexible working arrangements and more!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $98,000 plus super, up to $15,900 salary sacrificing and continuous professional development opportunities!

About Asthma Australia

Formed in 2017 from the merger of several state Asthma Foundations, Asthma Australia is the peak body supporting people living with asthma, working with health professionals, researchers and governments to deliver evidence-based prevention and health strategies to more than half a million people each year.

With a focus on advocacy and policy reform, Asthma Australia is committed to improving prevention and treatment outcomes for people with asthma, with a goal to halve the number of avoidable hospital presentations due to asthma by 2030. Delivering a range of services, from community education to Health Professional online training and the 1800 ASTHMA helpline and the COACH® Program, their work is critical to the one in every nine Australians who are directly impacted by asthma. 

About the Opportunity

Asthma Australia now has an exciting opportunity for a driven Manager to join their team as part of a full-time, 2 year contract. This role is ideally based in their Chatswood, Sydney office however the Canberra office may be considered.

Leading a small team of staff across the NSW and ACT locations, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of key Asthma Australia initiatives, including state-based and nationwide projects, maintaining strategic partnerships with health based organisations and government bodies to improve the standard of care delivered to people with asthma.

These key initiatives include:

  1. Supporting the delivery of nationwide programs -  you will be collaborating with other key stakeholders and colleagues across Asthma Australia to deliver and report against nationally relevant projects and programs matched to your specific skills sets and knowledge,
  2. State specific programs NSW and ACT - You will be working closely with the state teams to identify outcomes and deliverables, develop workplans, and report against NSW and ACT-specific grants and deliverables. This will also include providing hands-on project management support.

Your general responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Delivering regular reports on project progression and budgets, according to relevant funding requirements;
  • Collaborating on new funding opportunities and partnerships across the government and non-government sectors;
  • Building and maintaining partnerships with key stakeholders at the government and community level;
  • Working collaboratively with other Asthma Australia staff to share information, drive innovation, and monitor service impact; and
  • Providing input into the development of new key services, position statements, and polices as required.

About You

To be successful in this role you will need demonstrated experience with larger-scale or state-wide projects or programs, and have a strong background in the health sector, including an understanding of the impact of chronic conditions on people who experience them.

Highly flexible and confident in your ability to work across multiple projects and tasks, from managing federal and state government requirements to administering projects, you'll be willing to take a hands-on approach as needed, and not afraid of dealing with new or unforeseen factors if and when they occur. 

Whilst not essential, a qualification related to health promotion, education, public health or project management will be highly regarded, as would experience in a not-for-profit environment. 

The ability to assess and prioritise competing demands will be crucial, as you manage a range of projects and programs across a variety of funding agreements. You'll have an in-depth understanding of the project management process, from design and development to implementation and evaluation.

You will need exceptional stakeholder engagement skills, with the ability to build strong partnerships and working relationships with federal and state-level government departments, primary health networks and more. Previous staff management experience would be beneficial, but Asthma Australia is open to supporting you to grow these leadership skills, provided you are willing to learn and confident in your ability to do so.

Finally, you'll be genuinely committed to creating positive outcomes for Asthma Australia, service providers, and, most importantly, the 2.7m Australians impacted by asthma each year.

About the Benefits

This is a rare opportunity to take on a senior role with a well-established peak body, as they help to ensure that people with asthma can live freely, and live a life without limitations. 

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary circa $98,000, including annual leave loading, plus super and up to $15,900 salary packaging.

Asthma Australia has a fantastic internal culture, where staff are encouraged to make decisions and have a voice. With flexible working arrangements, continuous learning and development opportunities, and a commitment to continuously improving their services, you'll be joining a highly supportive organisation and doing work that has a real impact on people’s lives.

Bring your health background and project experience to an organisation that's helping people across Australia to live life to the fullest - Apply Now!

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