Why work with Lung Foundation Australia

A career with Lung Foundation Australia provides the opportunity to be part of a dedicated, experienced and friendly group of people who are passionate about making an impact for people of all ages with a lung disease, and their families, at every stage of the journey. Whether you’re working directly with people living with a lung disease, or are in a vital office role, as a Lung Foundation Australia employee you will grow both personally and professionally. A career with Lung Foundation Australia can offer you rewarding experiences, opportunities for advancement and the chance to make a difference in the lives of Australians living with or impacted by lung disease. We have an innovative and friendly culture that is guided by our values: evidence-based, patient centered, compassion, respect, collaboration. Lung Foundation Australia ensures our employees are well supported, acknowledged and remunerated through:

  • Salary packaging, which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay per year
  • Paid study, maternity and paternity leave
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • Access to internal and external training and professional development opportunities and workplace mentoring
  • Workplace flexibility and balance including opportunities to work from home, job share for roles, and flexible working hours to accommodate family
  • Half yearly awards that recognise service, innovation and a commitment to living our values.

Recruitment process – what’s next?

Before applying for a role at Lung Foundation Australia, we encourage you to read our website to learn more about the organisation to ensure our values and culture are a good fit for you. Our job advertisements contain a detailed position and selection criteria. We advise you to provide the following when making an application:

  • A one-page letter of introduction
  • A tailored resume; and
  • A statement (no more than three-pages) addressing the selection criteria (Skills, experience and qualifications)

What happens after you’ve submitted your job application?

  • Your application is reviewed by the relevant contact person
  • A preliminary Skype interview may be held to assist with shortlisting
  • If shortlisted, you will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview
  • Referee and background checks will be contacted if you are a preferred applicant
  • If successful an Offer of Employment will be provided to you.

Current opportunities

Primary Care Training & Engagement Manager

Lung Foundation Australia now has an opportunity for a full-time Primary Care Training & Engagement Manager to join their dedicated team on a contract basis, until December 2020. The preferred location for this position is Melbourne, however there is an option to be based out of Brisbane or Sydney as well.

Reporting to the General Manager – Clinical Programs, Research, and Innovation, this position is responsible for delivering and evolving the organisation’s Primary Health Networks Engagement Strategy by:

  • Establishing and maintaining productive partnerships with the primary health care (PHC) sector, especially Primary Health Networks;
  • Attracting investment in lung health and building the capacity of the health professional workforce to deliver patient-centric and evidence-based care for individuals impacted by lung conditions; and
  • Working closely with members of Lung Foundation Australia’s clinical programs team, particularly the education and training coordinator.

To find out more, please click here.

Program Coordinator (Peer Support)

Lung Foundation Australia now has an opportunity for a full-time permanent Peer Support Program Coordinator to join their dedicated team in the national head office in Brisbane.

Reporting to the General Manager, Consumer Programs & Partnerships, this position is responsible for operationalising and improving the Peer Support program, along with other consumer related projects and activities. This position will involve some infrequent interstate travel. Specific responsibilities of the role are as follows:

  • Coordinate the Peer Support program – analysing best practice, scoping resources, identifying training needs, detailing solutions for implementation and evaluation
  • Develop and maintain appropriate documentation including project plans and evaluation frameworks
  • Assist in facilitating the growth of the organisation’s consumer networks and the accessibility of consumer services
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with clinicians, consumers, researchers and stakeholder bodies to develop project and program objectives
  • Provide secretariat support for various consultative advisory committees – organising and attending interstate meetings, preparing agendas, taking minutes, distributing action plans
  • Provide direct telephone support to consumers, their families and carers through the Information and Support service – this will be required 4 hours per week on a rotating roster
  • Reporting functions for the peer support program and related activities

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