Research Policy and Governance Officer

  • Flexible and supportive opportunity
  • Part time 0.6 EFT opportunity until 30 June 2019 with possibility for extension
  • Attractive salary packaging options


We are currently seeking a part-time Research Policy & Governance Officer to complement our small team in Canberra.  You will be employed by Dementia Australia and working in the National Health and Medical Research Council’s offices in New Acton, Canberra. Both organisations are committed to advancing the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) as an important Federal Government investment in improving the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers through research.


The role of the Research Policy & Governance Officer is to provide high level secretariat, policy and administrative support to the delivery of the Government’s Boosting Dementia Research Initiative (BDRI).


The position is one of two part-time Research Policy & Governance Officer positions at NNIDR who will work together to deliver research strategy through providing expert policy and governance services across the spectrum of dementia research in Australia – from prevention to cure and care.


Reporting to the Director NNIDR, the Research Policy & Governance Officer will have a depth of experience in policy analysis, stakeholder management, and the preparation of agendas, position papers, evaluation and performance reports, and other key documents supporting policy, strategy and accountability for this major Government investment.


You will also work closely with relevant Dementia Australia and NHMRC research, policy and governance staff to ensure effective policy development and governance within the broader context of these two major Australian organisations, and that the unique role, mission and contribution of each is brought to bear in delivering the BDRI.


It is essential that you can demonstrate that you meet all essential selection criteria found in the position description and that you show a strong commitment to meeting the challenges presented by the role. Please take time in developing and presenting your case for appointment.


In return, you will be offered a flexible and supportive work environment as well as a number of attractive staff benefits, including training and development opportunities and a network of professional colleagues that can assist in advancing your career.


Information about the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research can be found here


The position description can be found here and information about the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research can be found at and/or by contacting for some information to be sent to you.


Once you have reviewed the available information, you are encouraged to talk with NNIDR Assistant Director Stephanie Ellis on 02 6217 9170 about the role.


To apply, please email a resume accompanied by a cover letter outlining your response to the key criteria in the position description to  


Applications Close - November 16, 2018.


Canberra, ACT