First listed on: 24 November 2019

Research Coordinator

About the role

The role of Research Coordinator is to support the management of the research portfolio and Division's operating plan, which comprises a wide variety of research activities and has a budget of approximately $2.5 Million annually. 

The role sits within the Research Division, within the Innovation & Insights Business Unit. This is a crucial strategic and senior role in the Division, working closely with senior management and key stakeholders.  The research portfolio provides knowledge and evidence to all parts of WorkSafe to support strategic and transformation activities related to WorkSafe 2030 - enabling WorkSafe to be a prevention-led and client centered organisation.   

The Division is responsible for the governance of research activities, research strategy and planning, and research translation and partnerships.  This role works closely with the Director of Research and other senior members of the Research Division to deliver the functions of the Division.  Occasional travel may be required. 

Some key accountabilities; 

  • Develop detailed Research Operating Plan (currently approximately 60 projects) and Research Strategy by closely engaging with Director, Research and internal partners.
  • Implement and monitor alignment to research strategy research projects each year.
  • Assess funding and co-funding opportunities for research, advising Research Director on ideal research provider for projects.
  • Work closely with Research Specialists to assess and prioritize new research requests from the business, providing technical expertise as required to design and scope projects.
  • Liaise and negotiate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Holds oversight of end-to-end design, translation and evaluation of research projects which involves undertaking planning and coordination of project delivery with ISCRR management; oversight of delivery by ISCRR and commercial providers on approximately 70-80 research projects each year.
  • Key point of contact for internal and external partnerships. 

Please ensure you take a look at the Position Description provided for additional information on accountabilities for this role. 

About you

You will have strong research, management and negotiation skills and will communicate effectively to influence key internal and external stakeholders. You have a proven ability to work through uncertainty, changing priorities and to undertake complex tasks. 

More specifically you will have;

  • Demonstrated sophisticated conceptual and analytical skills and ability to critically appraise research, identify concerns and develop solutions.
  • Experience in managing the procurement of research services through tendering, contracting and quotation processes.
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills and ability to negotiate with and influence senior management, internal stakeholders and industry partners.
  • Ability to assist less experienced team members to deliver research projects on time, within budget and with high quality outputs, as required to deliver the Research Division's operating plan.
  • Ability to strategically project manage a diverse portfolio, by managing multiple timelines, complex tasks, varying team workloads and changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated application of qualitative, quantitative, and/or evaluative research skills, applied in various research contexts including public sector organisations.
  • Demonstrated use of technical skills to develop applied, solutions-focused research projects for business purposes.
  • Proven ability to translate research findings and extract knowledge and insights for use by decision makers.
  • Exemplary project management, presentation and writing skills, strong attention to detail and superior interpersonal skills. 

Working with Us

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and offer flexibility to facilitate work/life balance.

WorkSafe employees enjoy: Discounted Gym & Pool Memberships | WELL Rated Building | Group Training & Yoga Classes | Very active Social Club | Pool & Table Tennis | Sparkling Water | Discounted Prescription Eyewear | Career Opportunities and Working for your Community!

What's next?

Applications close 11:00pm Tuesday 3rd December.  Click the link to apply, and join us in making a difference to Victorian lives.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position. You will be required to undergo a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process.

Candidate screening may take place prior to the advertisement closing, so get your application in.

For further enquiries please contact Ilona Russell on 03 4243 8818.

About Us

At WorkSafe our passion for the wellbeing of Victorian workers brings us together. Our people come from a wide range of professions and with no two days ever being the same, diverse thinking comes naturally to us. As we build the WorkSafe of the future we're committed to delivering industry best practice to our people, our customers and the community.

Our future 

WorkSafe 2030 will ensure that WorkSafe Victoria remains at the forefront of workplace health and safety, and meets the community's high expectations in relation to managing the workers' compensation scheme at a time of rapid workplace change. WorkSafe 2030's prevention-led approach will save lives and reduce injuries. It will deliver affordable premiums and lower administration costs for employers, freeing up their time and resources. 

WorkSafe are striving to build a diverse workforce that reflects the Victorian community we serve.


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