The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Project Officer - Injury

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Natalie Thelwell
  • Become part of a vibrant program of research, with a strong focus on community-led programs
  • Have an impact on Aboriginal health outcomes
  • Respected global research organisation


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.

Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations is a major priority for the George Institute. We work in partnership with Aboriginal communities, research organisations and other key stakeholders in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to conduct high quality research that delivers meaningful impact.

An opportunity exists for a Project Officer to join us on a 2 year contract to lead engagement of Aboriginal communities and organisations in NSW. This role will include establishing, recruiting and facilitating community support in program sites across NSW. The role is responsible for ensuring ongoing quality and cultural appropriateness of program delivery, providing support to community based staff and maintaining ongoing communication to the project team and back to communities.


Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Recruitment of Aboriginal community sites for the trial, and manage agreements and staff recruitment
  • Train and provide ongoing support to Aboriginal community organisation site staff in program delivery
  • Provide feedback to sites on project progress and results
  • Monitor program delivery at program sites and ensure ongoing quality of program
  • Ensure that any research component is being conducted congruent with NHMRC ethical guidelines for the conduct of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research and NSW Aboriginal protocols
  • Observe financial and administrative guidelines of the George Institute


Desired Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with Aboriginal community organisations and staff
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments.
  • Strong focus on quality of work, with outstanding attention to detail
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, including the ability to manage a range of tasks with conflicting priorities and to meet deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy
  • Strong project management skills particularly in a research, coordination and development environment
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team as well as completing tasks without supervision
  • Full NSW driver licence and willingness to travel
  • We will be open to accepting applications from new Graduates
  • Experience within Aboriginal health care and/or Aboriginal community liaison experience with an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people is highly desirable
  • Experience within public health or medical research, or in health care environments is desirable


This is an Identified Position

In this position, the incumbent's race is a genuine occupational qualification and authorised by Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

The George Institute will accept proof of Aboriginality confirming the incumbent:

  • Is of Aboriginal descent
  • Identifies as an Aboriginal person, and
  • Is accepted by the Aboriginal community in which they live.

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities. To apply click here

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.