Position Vacant - Project Manager North-West Tasmania Obesity Prevention Project (UTAS)

Position Vacant - Project Manager North-West Tasmania Obesity Prevention Project (UTAS)

Interested in the health and wellness space? Are you passionate about obesity prevention? Then this opportunity could be for you!

Project Manager

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Work type: Full time
Location: Launceston, Burnie
Categories: Project Management & Support

  • Full time fixed term (3 year) position
  • Based in Burnie or Launceston
  • Strategic and project planning, managing and leading the operations of the North-West Tasmania Obesity Prevention Project.  

The College of Health and Medicine is leading a project funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) in partnership with the North-West Tasmanian community to develop services and strategies to prevent overweight and obesity. This 3-year research and development public health project seeks to build capacity for obesity prevention in partnership with stakeholders and the local community and will pilot a range of methods that engage the community in service and strategy co-design to facilitate healthier lifestyles.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Project Principal Investigator, you will be responsible for oversight and management of the North-West Tasmania Obesity Prevention Project to ensure successful delivery of project outcomes. The role includes strategic and project planning, managing and leading the operations of the study, including responsibility for ensuring that resources, finances, and project outcomes are delivered accurately and efficiently to meet all milestones.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Lead and oversee all aspects of the North-West Tasmania Obesity Prevention Project, including the development and delivery of project plans.
  • Provide high level and strategic and operational financial management of project resources, including budget development, reporting and monitoring of contractual obligations.
  • Provide leadership to a broad range of project stakeholders, including project staff and research leads.
  • Support the research activities of the North-West Tasmania Obesity Prevention Project, including maintaining best practice, oversight of community activities WHS, and strong governance around the ethical requirements of the project.
  • Develop and deliver accurate and detailed project status reports in accordance with contractual obligations, milestones and deadlines.

Your Application

To be successful, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • Completion of a relevant degree level qualification in a related field and extensive relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  • Proven high level skills, knowledge and experience in the strategic and project management of financial, human and physical resources to achieve operational goals and milestones.
  • Highly developed oral, written, negotiation and inter-personal skills, including the ability to develop high level reports and correspondence to project partners, funding bodies and other stakeholders.
  • High level project management skills and experience in developing new protocols, policy and guidelines to implement projects efficiently, and with a strong governance.
  • Senior experience in a higher education or health related organisational environment.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 8 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $130,533 comprising base salary within the range of $98,122 to $111,567 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Andrew Hills, Professor of Sports and Exercise Science, Andrew.Hills@utas.edu.au or 03 6324 5452.
  • Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Monday, 26 August 2019, 11.55pm

 You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

 PD-Project Manager .pdf

Advertised: 13 Aug 2019 Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: 26 Aug 2019 Tasmania Standard Time