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Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator

Apply now Job no: 497416
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Project Management & Support, Community & Engagement

Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator


  • Full time fixed term position for a period of 3 years (part-time will be considered)
  • Based in Hobart
  • Join one of Australia’s leading health and medical research institutes


Menzies is one of Australia’s leading health and medical research institutes and is recognised worldwide for its research excellence and its mission is to perform internationally significant medical research leading to healthier, longer and better lives for all Tasmanians.


The Opportunity

Consumer and community involvement (CCI) is critical for Menzies across all stages of research enabling improved research focus, feasibility, research outcomes and impact.  This role will manage and coordinate all aspects of CCI at Menzies, ensuring strong alignment with strategy, including implementation of the CCI policy and strategy.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of consumer and community involvement at Menzies
  • Establish, develop and maintain diverse and effective consumer & community relationships for Menzies
  • Work collaboratively with and provide executive support and advice to the Menzies Consumer Research Advisory Group
  • Actively engage with researchers to promote and support the inclusion of CCI plans in research programs, including grant applications
  • Manage the Institute’s volunteer program.


Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • Passion for consumer and community involvement, with a proven track record of cultivating collaborative, productive and effective relationships
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • High-level understanding, and successful application of consumer and community involvement principles and practice, preferably in a health or medical research environment
  • Experience in the development of strategic and operational plans
  • Strong understanding of the ‘lived experience’ consumer and/or community members’ contributions to research and teaching programs



Appointment to this role will be at HEO 7 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $114,674 comprising base salary within the range of $89,171 to $98,012 plus 17% superannuation.


COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.


How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume;
    • Cover letter (one page) outlining your suitability and motivation for the role;
    • Your responses to the success criteria (maximum three pages).
  • For further information about this position, please contact Mark Bennett, Director - Research Development, or 03 6226 7701
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.


Applications close Sunday, 3 July 2022, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.


Download File Position Description - Consumer and Community Involvement Coordinator.pdf

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