Director, Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research

Monash University
June 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$218,408
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Director, Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research

Job No.: 665295

Location: 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne; WorkSafe Victoria office, Geelong; and Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $218,408 pa Level E (plus 17% employer superannuation)

The Opportunity

The Director, Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR) will lead ISCRR to deliver high-impact and actionable research that helps improve the health and well-being of Australian workers and their families. Aligning with our partners at WorkSafe Victoria, this critical role will have responsibility for setting the institute's strategic research agenda, developing and guiding research programs, and fostering local, national and international networks and collaborations.

As the successful candidate, your primary role will be to lead, manage and be accountable for the day-to-day performance of the Institute and deliver on ISCRR's strategic vision for 2025-2027 and beyond.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic Leadership: Drive ISCRR's vision forward, steering day-to-day operations
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Foster collaborations with WorkSafe, regulators, and industry leaders to amplify our research impact and forge strategic alliances
  • Thought Leadership: Contribute to scientific and public policy debates in priority areas such as workplace health, mental health, safety and injury recovery
  • People Leadership: Directly supervise 4-6 senior staff and oversee the ISCRR team comprising 12-18 staff and 1-3 post-graduate students
  • Team Development: Build and empower a high-performing professional team, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation
  • Research Excellence: Oversee the production of impactful research, evaluations, and knowledge transfer activities
  • Financial Stewardship: Manage a dynamic budget to deliver on ISCRR's commitments efficiently
  • This position will be designated as a Professor (Practice) in Workplace Safety, Health and Wellbeing. Practice Academics represent a specialised subset within Research and Teaching academia, typically drawn from professional practice backgrounds, who are actively involved in industry-based research. It's important to note that current academic status is not a prerequisite for consideration for this role.

    Suitably qualified applicants will also be considered at an Associate Professor level.

    About You

    We are seeking a dynamic leader with a deep passion for workplace health, safety and wellbeing, equipped with the following attributes:

  • Visionary Leadership: Ability to inspire and lead teams towards ambitious goals, driving innovation and excellence in research and practice
  • Strategic Thinker: Strong capability in setting and executing strategic agendas, aligning organisational objectives with broader industry and societal needs
  • Collaborative Approach: Proven track record of building and nurturing partnerships across diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, industry, academia, and community organisations
  • Communication Skills: Exceptional communicator adept at translating complex research into impactful messages for diverse audiences, including policymakers, industry leaders and the public
  • Financial Acumen: Experience in financial management and resource allocation, ensuring efficient delivery within budgetary constraints.
  • The appointee will have:
  • A doctoral qualification in a relevant field and/or be recognised as a leading authority in a profession directly related to ISCRR's priority areas; or
  • an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  • About Monash University

    At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    About the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research (ISCRR)

    As part of Monash's Enterprise and Engagement Portfolio, ISCRR is a collaboration between Monash University and WorkSafe Victoria. With a vision to improve the health and well-being of the Australian working population through research and applied evidence, the ISCRR approach uses high-quality evidence to deliver real solutions to government and businesses and to guide projects from conception to implementation.

    Monash supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    To Apply

    This is a unique opportunity for a visionary leader to join our team in this newly created role.

    For instructions on how to apply, please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Should you require any specific support or adjustments throughout the recruitment process and beyond, please get in touch at hr- [email protected] and we'll be happy to assist.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Enquiries: Rowena King, Recruitment Manager, [email protected]

    Position Description: Director, Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research

    Applications Close: Thursday 20 June 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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