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Research Assistant

Part-time role: Minimum 32 Hours per fortnight

Enquiries for this position are currently open – Applications close on Sunday 26th September

The appointee will work primarily on a project evaluating agriculture-dependent community resilience initiatives across Victoria, particularly on developing and supporting a resilience-focused Community of Practice. Support of other research and service projects undertaken by the NCFH may also be required.  The appointee’s role will include engaging with stakeholders, Community of Practice event planning, development of presentation material, applications for ethics, data collection and analysis, writing for dissemination, peer-reviewed publication, reporting requirements, and assisting or presenting findings with conference and community presentations. The appointee will promote the National Centre for Farmer Health and its partners Deakin University and Western District Health Service, and grow and support links and partnerships with industry and community.

What you will bring to the role. 

  • Organisational, data collection and reporting skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise work;
  • Good oral and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to deal with a wide range of people and interests, and to work as a member of a team;
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently, under the direction of supervising staff;
  • A demonstrated understanding of the principles of anti-discrimination, equity, occupational health and safety and other relevant legislation, and the willingness and capacity to implement equal employment opportunity and occupational health and safety plans, policies and programs;
  • Ability to organise tasks associated with research or service projects to a high standard and to tight timelines and budget constraints;
  • High level of competence in use of computer and software products including word processing preferred;
  • Demonstrated commitment to Equal Opportunity principles and practices.
  • Ability to speak and present in public and present the NCFH in a positive light

The successful applicant will hold, or be able to obtain, a Police Criminal Check, Victorian Working with Children Check and be willing to undertake a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check. Current immunisation records/evidence are to be provided.

To apply for this job please follow this link – Research Assistant NCFH – WDHS (applynow.net.au)

To enquire about this position please contact

Dr Alison Kennedy
Acting Director, National Centre for Farmer Health

Project Manager (Community Engagement)

Enquiries for this position are currently open – Applications close on Sunday 12th September

  • Based at National Centre for Farmer Health, Hamilton
  • Part-time (0.6), fixed term until 31st December 2021 with the high likelihood of extension to 2 years
  • Level A, up to Step 6 $89,533 + 17% Superannuation

Deakin’s School of Medicine is recognised in Australia and internationally for its teaching, training, research and service to its communities. Working onsite at The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH), a partnership between Western District Health Service and Deakin University based in Hamilton, Victoria, the Project Manager (Associate Research Fellow) will support the design and implementation of an evaluation of resilience initiatives across rural Victoria.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, including professionals from health, agricultural, social sciences and information technology disciplines who have a proven capacity to deliver in the areas of education training, applied research and community engagement. High level stakeholder engagement skills, qualitative research experience and a relevant PhD and/or equivalent experience, will position you well within this busy, dynamic environment.

This is a flexible part-time (0.6) role until end of December 2021 however there is the high likelihood for extension to two years once funding is confirmed.

For further details and selection criteria, please see:

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing an excellent contribution to the Faculty’s research programs.
  • Exhibiting and/or publishing high quality research in journals of high repute.
  • Contributing to the achievement of Deakin’s and the National Centre for Farmer Health’s strategic goals in research, engagement and innovation.
  • Developing an early career research plan.
  • Contributing to the research achievement of the Faculty.
  • Undertake professional and administrative roles and responsibilities that enhance the discipline and Deakin.
  • Developing relationships with research, community, industry and government for enhanced research outcomes.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., health, mental health, agriculture, social/behavioural science) and/or equivalent experience.
  • Emerging research and scholarship through publications, and/or exhibitions as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Ability to make a contribution to the health, wellbeing and safety of rural communities through research and research translation.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders (e.g., funders, community, industry and government).
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to produce clear and accurate communications and presentations that are appropriate for their intended audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and plan, and to meet rigid and conflicting demands and deadlines, along with the ability to adapt to changed priorities.
  • Exceptional record keeping skills and attention to detail, and demonstrated administrative skills including proficient use of Microsoft Office products.
  • Knowledge and understanding of life and work in a rural farming community would be a great advantage.

The successful applicant will promote the National Centre for Farmer Health and its partners Deakin University and Western District Health Service, and grow and support links and partnerships with industry and community.

The successful applicant will hold, or be able to obtain, a Police Criminal Check, Victorian Working with Children Check and be willing to undertake a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check. Current immunisation records/evidence are to be provided.

To enquire about this position please contact

Dr Alison Kennedy
Acting Director, National Centre for Farmer Health

Lead AgriSafe™ Clinician

Fixed Term Part Time – 56 hours per fortnight

To 30 June 2023 and subject to ongoing funding

Enquiries for this position are currently open

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated nurse to join the farmer health team and deliver on the Centre’s mission of ‘making a difference to farmer’s lives’.

The National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) is based in beautiful Hamilton, Victoria and is unique in delivering specialised multidisciplinary, integrated agricultural health services, research, training and education direct to farmers, rural professionals, tertiary and secondary students across Australia.

The successful candidate will have completed the Agricultural Health and Medicine Unit offered through Deakin University and be passionate about farmer health, wellbeing and safety in order to manage, oversee and grow the AgriSafe™ Program. In addition, you will be capable of building strong partnerships, confident representing the NCFH at public and industry forums to champion for farmer health, and enthusiastic in the development and delivery of educational programs and training.

For further details and selection criteria, please see:

You will bring:

  • Minimum education level – Registered Nurse Div 1
  • At least 5 years’ rural and regional experience
  • Completion of HMF701- Agricultural Health and Medicine achieving a result of distinction or above

The successful applicant will promote the National Centre for Farmer Health and its partners Deakin University and Western District Health Service, and grow and support links and partnerships with industry and community.

The successful applicant will hold, or be able to obtain, a Police Criminal Check, Victorian Working with Children Check and be willing to undertake a Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme check. Current immunisation records/evidence are to be provided.

To enquire about this position please contact

Cecilia Fitzgerald
Business Development & Industry Engagement Manager
03 5551 8533

Western District Health Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer that has a commitment to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Indigenous, Torres Strait Islander, their families and communities and encourages them to apply.  This organisation promotes the safety and wellbeing of children from culturally, linguistically diverse and aboriginal backgrounds and those with a disability.

Hamilton, located 3.5 hours from Melbourne, is the hub of a large agricultural region and the centre of the shire for business, commerce, education, health, cultural and recreational facilities. The National Centre for Farmer Health is a partnership between Western District Health Service a leading Sub-Regional referral centre and Deakin University.