Head of Impact and Engagement

Job No: GEORGE498
Location: Newtown, Australia

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

  • Full time (1 FTE) 
  • Fixed Term Contract until 30th June, 2025 (with potential to extend)
  • Hybrid working arrangements (expected 2 days a week in the Sydney office)
  • Make a leading contribution on a global scale
  • Fantastic culture


We are looking for a Head of Impact & Engagement, Australia who will lead a program of strategic engagement to support the achievement of The George Institute’s mission and goals.

Our Head of Impact & Engagement will build relationships with key stakeholders in Australia and the Pacific region, and will collaborate with colleagues in the UK and India on cross-regional and global initiatives.

This is an opportunity to work with researchers to improve the health of communities experiencing marginalisation in high- and low-resource contexts, and  make an impact on global health outcomes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead and implement an engagement strategy with government stakeholders and other policymakers, including multilaterals, to help ensure TGI’s research has an impact on policy and practice
  • Work with civil society groups, NGOs, advocacy networks and community-based organisations, to build partnerships, amplify advocacy initiatives and centre the voices of people with lived experience
  • Maintain an awareness of relevant developments within government in Australia and the Pacific, and advise TGI staff and researchers on potential opportunities and challenges
  • Work with researchers to develop pathways to impact for their research, including opportunities for policy engagement and advocacy activities
  • Work with colleagues in the global Impact & Engagement team to collaborate across regions and amplify activities at the global level, to support achievement of the Institute’s strategic goals

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • At least 10-15 years’ experience in policy, government relations, advocacy or similar roles in the health or related sectors, working to develop, implement and evaluate successful strategies to achieve change
  • An ability to think innovatively and strategically to develop solutions and identify potential opportunities, and to be creative in forging approaches and partnerships with key stakeholders
  • A strong ability to build and sustain relationships and networks to achieve impactful outcomes
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong managerial skills and an ability to work within tight deadlines and manage multiple projects independently, prioritizing and managing workflow and ensuring high-quality outputs


If you feel you are suited to this role, please Apply Now

The closing date for applications is 25th February, 2023.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found. 

Please see here for more information Position Description


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

About the George

The George Institute  (TGI) 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 apply now!

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.


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Why work at 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.