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.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Lung Foundation Australia is actively committed to cultivating and maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion.  Regardless of difference or cultural background, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation, Lung Foundation Australia recognises and appreciates that every individual brings unique skills, abilities, knowledge, perspectives and experiences to the organisation.  Lung Foundation Australia strives to create a workplace which is responsive to and values the rich diversity of the community where staff feel free from fear of judgement, where staff are encouraged to thrive and engage, are treated with respect, feel safe to be proactive and enhance innovation for the organisation.  Lung Foundation Australia endeavours to collaborate with staff to create an environment where they are enabled to excel in their roles.

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

Registry Manager (Bronchiectasis)

Lung Foundation Australia has an opportunity for a permanent, full-time Registry Manager to join their dedicated Clinical Programs, Research and Innovation team in Melbourne. Reporting to the General Manager of Clinical Programs, Research and Innovation, the Registry Manager will be responsible for leading the strategic development, implementation and day-to-day operations of the Registry and will work closely with the Australasian Bronchiectasis Consortium Steering Committee and the representatives (Principal Investigators) at each Registry site to achieve and advance strategic objectives.

An example of responsibilities include:

  • Registry data management and quality reporting;
  • Maintenance of the Registry Data Dictionary (including ethics);
  • Supporting PIs and users through the provision of training;
  • Advising / assisting ABR site PIs in relation to ethics; and
  • Liaising with international registry partners and stakeholders to ensure a consistent approach / methodology to implementing bronchiectasis registries.

To find out more, please click here.

Project Coordinator (Rare Lung Disease)

Lung Foundation Australia has an opportunity for a full-time parental leave contract (12 months) to join their dedicated Clinical Programs, Research and Innovation team in Brisbane. Reporting to the General Manager of Clinical Programs, Research and Innovation, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination of projects and initiatives associated with rare lung diseases and the provision of secretariat support across various Clinical and Consumer Committees.

An example of responsibilities include:

  • Provide end-to-end coordination for a diverse range of support services, products and programs. This will include patient resources, webinars, advocacy and awareness activities, and clinical education projects.
  • Provide secretariat support for multiple Consumer and Clinical Committees – organising and attending meetings, preparing agendas, taking minutes, and distributing action plans.
  • Work across multiple divisions of the business to contribute to the development and delivery of awareness campaigns.
  • In conjunction with the General Manager’s support, lead the organisation’s partnership with the Patient Translation and Education Subcommittee (TEDS) by providing project coordination and support to service deliverables in accordance with the TEDS workplan.
  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with third party stakeholders, members/consumers and internal staff across the organisation.

To find out more, please click here.