APS6 | EL1 Multiple roles – Health and Medical Research Grants

These positions will suit exp APS6 or EL1 candidates with grants & or program management exp, stakeholder engagement skills and a science degree. Our client a Federal Government Department that facilitates health and medical research in Australia is looking for highly motivated APS6 (up to 4 positions available) and EL1 (up to three positions available) candidates to join a busy new team that is responsible for conducting grant opportunities on behalf of the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

Team members will have proven skills to lead a small team with responsibility for grant selection processes in accordance with published guidelines and Australian Government best practice. Team members might be involved in identifying and contacting suitable experts, establishing and supporting assessment committee meetings, working on grant guidelines, and responding to applicant queries.

We’re looking for dynamic and self-motivated people with outstanding stakeholder management skills who can quickly grasp new processes and procedures. Communication skills and the ability to keep yourself organised will be important. You’ll have a graduate or postgraduate qualification (or equivalent) in a science-related field.

You will gain an understanding of health and medical research grant processes ‘from the inside’, and experience first-hand the grants system, as well as build your experience in program management.

Skills and capabilities, we are looking for are below:

  • Leadership and problem-solving skills
  • Team management including supervision
  • Ability to work independently toward team goals
  • Ability to adapt in to changing environments
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills with a range of stakeholders
  • Grant administration
  • Secretariat, Committee Support
  • Familiarity with a range of IT systems

The following are highly desired for the position:

Familiarity and/or experience in Commonwealth grant administration processes

  • Impressive stakeholder management
  • Experience/qualifications in the health and/or medical research sector
  • Previously worked in the APS at the EL1 or APS6 level

Positions are available immediately and contracts vary from 6-12 months in length initially, some positions may lead to a non-ongoing opportunity with the agency for the right candidate.

Please note these positions are being shortlisted and interviewed immediately and will close on Monday 17/2, 10.00 am.

FIRST PEOPLE Recruitment Solutions is a 100% Indigenous Owned Business providing temporary assignments, fixed term contracts and permanent recruitment solutions to the Australian Government and Commercial Organisations.

Our Head Office is based in Canberra with a national reach to all the states and territories, regional and remote areas of Australia.

FIRST PEOPLE Recruitment Solutions encourage applications from Indigenous Australians and Non-Indigenous Australians together with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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