Australian Sepsis Network, Program Manager

Job No: GEORGE72
Location: Newtown

  • Full time opportunity 
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

Application close date: 04 February 2019

The George’ is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.

We are seeking for a Program Manager to join out growing organisation. The Program Manager will manage all aspects related to the Australian Sepsis Network including but not limited to; operational activities, policy development, public engagement, collaborations, social media promotion and maintenance, and implementing the National Sepsis Action Plan.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Manage, plan and execute all operational and ongoing activities in relation to ASN. This includes:
    • Upkeep of ASN documentation such as agenda preparation, contact lists, record keeping and others as assigned and appropriate
    • Work with relevant TGI staff and external collaborators to increase sepsis awareness through developing and implementing advocacy and other public and professional programs
    • Growing the ASN through engagement of new research teams, government bodies, community members, health care professionals/groups and other external collaborators
    • Maintaining contact/collaboration with existing research teams, government bodies, community members, health care professionals/groups and other external collaborators
    • Event management and assistance with coordination of ASN general advocacy and targeted campaigns including World Sepsis Day and round tables
    • Manage and contribute to development and updating of key documents including position statements, reports, development plans, published research findings
    • Manage and oversee social media including website, Facebook and Twitter accounts and original content
    • Writing content for media, and working with internal Communications to initiate media opportunities
    • Ensure the ASN website content is kept up to date in promoting research findings and policy changes in Australia
    • Manage and collaborate with the ASN management team to find funding support and prepare funding applications
    • Manage budget and monitor donations received
  • Manage, plan and execute all activities in relation to the National Sepsis Action Plan. This includes:
    • Develop and implement a national public awareness campaign
    • Develop and implement a nationally-recognised clinical standard for sepsis diagnosis and treatment
    • Initiatives and collaboration focused on greater support for sepsis survivors and their families
    • Collaborating with key external stakeholders (including state and federal government) to develop and progress the above priorities
    • Maintain working contact and collaboration with key sepsis consumer representatives, public advocates, and charity or non-profit awareness groups

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Qualifications in public health or a science related discipline and/or considerable work experience in the public health sector
  • Demonstrated skills building functional networks and working relationships with external stakeholders, including consumer representatives
  • Experience in government engagement and liaison
  • Experience with policy writing and/or submissions
  • Experience with project or program management
  • Ability to produce communication and content for various audiences, including clinical
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to easily build rapport with a variety of stakeholders
  • Capacity to work both flexibly and autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders (internal and external)
  • A strong commitment to quality and professionalism
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office particularly Word, Power Point and Excel

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

We are reviewing applications as soon as we receive them, so apply now!

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a 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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