Job Details
  • Reference379392A_1630454937
  • LocationMelbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
  • SalaryAU$55 - AU$65 per hour + + Super
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted23 days ago
  • ConsultantVedangi More

The role of the Senior Clinical Research Management Officer reports to the Assistant Director - Clinical Research and Translation. This position is responsible for the supervision, mentoring and coaching of staff. As a member of the Open Arms National Operations Clinical Innovations Section, the occupant of this position is required to deliver high quality advice and professional services with limited guidance to Open Arms in the areas of clinical research studies, trials, and projects, program pilots, and evaluation, and contribute to research translation and knowledge transfer into policy and practice.
It involves applying creative and innovative approaches to foster best practice clinical service delivery, exercising sound professional judgment under limited supervision.
You are required to provide leadership, build capability and act as a resource to the Open Arms National Operations teams, working in an agile manner. You will collaborate with Open Arms Business Operations and Regional Operations, relevant DVA business areas, and other government departments and agencies to support positive outcomes for veterans and their families.


  • Under limited supervision, coordinate the Open Arms research program of works to support high quality mental health service delivery, including but not limited to research projects, studies and trials; program pilots; and project and program
    evaluation activities. This includes:
  • supporting Open Arms teams, projects and clinical quality improvement activities with the provision of effective clinical and strategic advice, strategies, plans, channels and deliverables;
  • applying project management skills which includes developing quality project documentation using best practice approaches, undertaking complex stakeholder management, conducting risk assessment and applying mitigation strategies; and
  • providing subject matter expertise to deliver procurement activities, manage associated contracts, and ensure compliance.
  • Develop and support effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve Section, Branch and Agency goals as part of the Commonwealth Government's broader business, by anticipating and responding to stakeholder needs.
  • Coordinate strategic planning for longer-term initiatives, including aligning the Open Arms Research Agenda with the DVA Strategic Research Framework. This includes drafting business documentation, supporting consolidation of strategic priorities, and working with the national Clinical Innovations Section teams to meet business improvement priorities.
  • Develop and maintain documentation to track, monitor, report and contribute to the evaluation and integration of Open Arms initiatives into business as usual within the service. This will be achieved with a focus on quality and national consistency, supporting implementation at a regional level to ensure best practice outcomes.
  • Coordinate and develop advice, input, briefings, papers, submissions and correspondence for use in both internal and external decision-making forums.
  • Provide Secretariat support for Open Arms Committees, including but not limited to the Mental Health Research Advisory Committee.
  • Provide supervision, mentoring and coaching for direct reports to effectively manage performance and encourage professional growth.


  • There are no mandatory clinical qualifications required. Qualifications, skills and experience in mental health, psychology, social sciences, humanities or a related field, research and evaluation, change management, program and project
    management, procurement including contract management are highly regarded.
  • A high standard of written and oral communication is essential for this role. Secretariat and administrative skills and/or qualifications are highly regarded.
  • This role has many competing priorities. The successful applicant must be IT proficient and able to work flexibly across multiple issues with limited guidance.
  • There is a high degree of stakeholder engagement in this role, requiring the successful applicant to have complex stakeholder management experience and demonstrated communication skills to effectively manage these relationships.
  • In addition, the ideal candidate will have an understanding of mental health services, as well as relevant experience in the Australian Public Service and the Australian Defence Force.

You MUST be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident to be considered for this opportunity and eligible to clear a national police check.

How to apply:
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