Manager, Research Dissemination

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Job Details
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Department: Department of Health
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Administration / Secretarial
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/DH/CCMHW/1748395
Closing Date: 27-Sep-2023
Salary Range: $129,379 - $173,138
Job Duration: Until 30 June 2025
Attachments: Position description - Collaborative Centre Manager Research Dissemination - August 2023.docx (Word, 468KB)

Position description - Collaborative Centre Manager Research Dissemination - August 2023.pdf (PDF, 324KB)

Contact: Dr Katie Jones

Position Details


The Manager, Research Dissemination will lead the development of the Collaborative Centre's research dissemination function, including designing a ‘what works' clearing house, developing guidance materials based on research findings, and working with the research team to deliver a series of evidence-sharing events across the state.

This will include working with partners and stakeholders to design the clearing house parameters and requirements, and put a plan into action to deliver and maintain the product. They will also contribute to the design of the Centre's ongoing model of research translation, dissemination and capability building.

Key accountabilities include: 

  • Leading a collaborative process to design the Collaborative Centre's research dissemination function and clearing house, working with broad stakeholders and partners, including people with lived experiences, service providers, academics, contractors and government bodies
  • Designing and supporting the delivery of a public learning and engagement programs in line with the Collaborative Centre's strategic plan and research priorities
  • Developing accessible and relevant guidance materials based on research findings
  • Contributing to the design and delivery of the Collaborative Centre's broader operating model as required
  • Applying a strong understanding of the strategic context to all work, including the respective roles and responsibilities of the Collaborative Centre, the Department of Health and service providers in improving mental health and wellbeing services
  • Briefing and seeking input from the Collaborative Centre Board and executives as appropriate  
  • Leading project-related consultation as required, including with the Collaborative Centre's Lived Experiences Advisory Panel, the Department of Health, health services, non-governmental organisations, peak bodies, people with lived and living experiences and the mental health and wellbeing workforce 
  • Managing project budgets and contributing to proposals or submissions to seek additional funding, including in line with State Budget processes
  • Establishing and maintain effective working relationships and facilitate the flow of information across the Collaborative Centre team and the Department of Health 
  • Maintain an understanding of relevant Commonwealth and State legislation, regulations and requirements  
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and relevant records, information security and privacy policies and requirements. 
  • Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and the department's occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures. 
  • Demonstrate how the actions and outcomes of this role and work unit impact people who use Victoria's mental health system and their families, carers and supporters.  

Specialist Expertise

  1. Expert knowledge and experience of delivering research dissemination platforms and activities within the mental health (preferred), human services or health sector, including working within complex systems to help research have real world impact. 
  2. Demonstrated commitment to working in partnership with people with lived and living experiences of mental illness or psychological distress and their families, carers and supporters (people with lived and living experience are strongly encouraged to apply).  

Knowledge and skills

  1. Conceptual and analytical ability: deals with concepts and complexity comfortably; uses analytical and conceptual skills to reason through problems, has creative ideas and can project how these can link to innovations.
  2. Project management: consults, liaises with and influences key stakeholders; produces detailed project plans where objectives are clearly defined and action steps for achieving them are clearly specified; monitors performance against objectives and manages project risks and issues; ensures project objectives are met. 
  3. Systems thinking: diagnoses trends, obstacles and opportunities in the internal and external environment; understands the linkages between natural systems and communities to inform policy; conceptualises and defines the systems working within the organisation.  

Personal Qualities

  1. Collaboration: Cooperates and works well with others in pursuit of team goals, collaborates and shares information, shows consideration, concern and respect for other people's feelings and ideas, builds trust through consistent actions, values and communication.  
  2. Flexibility: adaptable; open to new ideas; accepts changed priorities without undue discomfort; recognises the merits of different options and acts accordingly.  
  3. Integrity: committed to delivering the greatest value for the Victorian public; operates in line with public sector values and the Collaborative Centre purpose; brings a human rights and equity lens to all work. 

Qualifications and considerations

  1. A tertiary qualification in fields related to research, mental health, health administration and/or public health is desirable.  

Mandatory Vaccination Policy

The department is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its workers and clients. As it is an essential element of any role within the department that employees be able to attend work onsite and to do so safely, employees are required to be up-to-date with their vaccinations against COVID-19 as a condition of their employment. This requirement applies unless they have a medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID -19. Therefore, the department will ask any prospective employee, who has been identified as the preferred candidate for a role within the department, to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to any offer of employment being made. If a prospective employee has a relevant medical condition which means they cannot be vaccinated against COVID-19, they should contact the department to discuss their individual circumstances.


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume. For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including national police check and misconduct screening. Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

Victorian Public Sector employees and other JSE-eligible applicants will receive priority consideration for this role and are encouraged to apply directly via the Jobs & Skills Exchange (JSE).

For further information please visit the Department of Health. Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

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