Research Officer - Maternity Relief

Fixed Term, Full Time / Part Time : 5/04/2021 - 16/06/2021

Location: Ashfield 

Base Salary: $81,346.99 Full Time Rate (Prorata for Part Time)

Gross Salary Package (Base Salary + Superannuation + Leave Loading): $98,602

Applications close: 12 April 2021

Position summary

The Research Officer (maternity relief) will be actively involved in the coordination of Family Planning NSW research and evaluation activities and projects.


• Contribute to the planning, design implementation of relevant projects including

  • preparing and finalising research submissions/amendments, and memorandum of agreement
  • finalising survey instruments
  • coordinating client's and clinican surveys and file review
  • carrying out data management responsibility including data collection, analysis and reporting

• In consultation with the Senior Research Officer, develop ethics applications, including Human Research Ethics applications and associated documentation (e.g. participant information sheet? and coordinate research governance processes to ensure high quality ethics submissions and appropriate risk assessment and review of contracts

• Write and/or proof reports for funders

•Maintain an efficient filing system to ensure immediate availability of revelant files and support documents

• Perform other duties as required by Director Research Centre to ensure the efficient functioning of the Centre 

Financial and resource management / administration

• Maintain appropriate resource allocation, and effective management and administrativepractices, in accordance with organisational policies, processes and delegations of FPNSW.

Essential criteria

• Graduate qualification in field of public health, research or equivalent

• Proven experience in writing of literature reviews, research proposals and ethics applications

• Proven experience in writing, proof-reading and editing reports and other publications

• Knowledge in quantitative and qualitative data analysis and the use of standard statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA, NVIVO or similar

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• High level computer literacy particularly Microsoft Office package

• Proven experience in the use reference management systems including EndNote and Mendeley

• Ability to work independently as well as across teams and with a variety of projects and stakeholders

• Highly organised, efficient and reliable; proven ability to handle multiple tasks at one time

• Ability to liaise and negotiate with a wide range of internal and external customers at a professional level

• Ability to work autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Desirable criteria

• Knowledge of copyright requirements


• Must be pro-choice

• Must be committed to reproductive justice

• Must support the Family Planning NSW values:

o Human rights focus - promoting the rights of all people to reproductive and sexual health

o Integrity - maintaining a strong ethical base, being accountable and transparent

o Inclusiveness - valuing and respecting diversity without judgement

o Equity of access - ensuring access to our services for all including priority populations

o Client-centred - placing the needs of the whole person at the centre of our work

o Commitment to excellence - ensuring high standards in all our work

Work health and safety

• All employees are responsible to ensure they work in a manner which minimises the risk of injury to themselves, other workers, clients and visitors

• Managers are responsible for ensuring that safe work practices are in place and all employees abide by safety instructions

• Any potential risk should be reported to the employee’s manager immediately for investigation and remedy

• Any breaches of safety procedures must be reported through the incident management procedures and any employee found breaching safety requirements will be subject to disciplinary action which may include termination of employment

Contact details

Please send your CV and cover letter addressing the essential and desirable selection criterias to Jane Estoesta Director Research Centre at For more information please email or call (02) 8752 4318

Applications close by 5PM, 12 April

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