Project Manager
The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
REQ428148 Requisition #
Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to 30 June 2025
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 3
Remuneration: 119348 - 136057 full time equivalent base salary range (excludes super, leave loading and salary packaging)
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ428148

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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About the role:

This position will lead the NCIRS National Indigenous Immunisation team, consulting with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector and working with key national, state/territory and local stakeholders to increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander immunisation uptake. The focus includes the community-controlled sector, other service providers and immunisation program managers, aiming to ensure effective vaccination policy development and program delivery. The position also works across all NCIRS program areas to drive an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander immunisation focus.

The position is temporary contract until 30 June 2025. Our team is located at Westmead with flexible and hybrid working arrangements available. Part-time can be considered for the right candidate.

About you:

  • Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. An applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW
  • Demonstrate a cultural and community connection, understanding of the issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's health, and the ability to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples effectively.
  • Extensive experience in Indigenous Health, with demonstrated knowledge of immunisation and vaccine-preventable diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please refer to the position description for a more detailed description of accountabilities and selection criteria.

About NCIRS 

NCIRS is the leading organisation in Australia in immunisation and vaccines that provides expert advice to support evidence-informed immunisation policy and guideline development, evaluation of immunisation programs, particularly the National Immunisation Program, and the monitoring of vaccine-preventable diseases, vaccine coverage and factors impacting uptake, and vaccine safety. NCIRS has national and international recognition in this arena and has a growing program of international work, focused on providing technical support for immunisation system strengthening to countries in the Indo-Pacific region. 
NCIRS is a collaborative team of experts in public health, biostatistics, infectious diseases, paediatrics, internal medicine, epidemiology, communication, social science and quantitative and qualitative research and survey methods. www.ncirs.org.au 
The Centre is based within the Division of Research of the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, Westmead Campus, NSW, Australia, but has an all-age research remit and is affiliated with the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Sydney Institute for Infectious Diseases (Sydney ID) at the University of Sydney. NCIRS is funded primarily by the Australian Government and NSW Government, as well as via grants from WHO, Gavi, and research granting bodies. 
  1. Masters level qualification in public health or related field, or equivalent work experience in area/s directly relevant to the duties of the position, or a combination of study and work experience.
  2. Demonstrated cultural and community connection with the understanding of the issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's health and the ability to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples effectively.
  3. Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification for the above position and is authorised under Section 14D of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977

In this role Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimation Act 1997

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity - we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course (2 doses) of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.‚Äč

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Carol Corbett on Carol.Corbett@health.nsw.gov.au

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander wishing to apply for this role and want to speak with an Aboriginal person/representative from the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network please contact Wayne Dargan on 0486012545.

For technical support please contact the customer services team on 1300 679 367 and select option 3.

Applications Close: 1/10/2023

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