First listed on: 31 March 2023

Stakeholder Engagement Lead |Health


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The Opportunity

  • Build partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Drive future engagement plans for the health sector
  • Contribute to work effecting industries & nations in the future

If you are a people orientated leader with extensive experience and knowledge across the National Health Sector, with Federal Government Departments, and wish to support advancements, this will be a motivating role for you!

CSIRO Health brings a broad breadth of expertise to our partnerships with clinicians, industry and research institutions to help Australians live healthier and longer lives. This newly created role will be vital in leading and championing the collaboration and coordination between CSIRO and key Health sector stakeholders including Department of Health and Aged Care (DoHAC), industry, and other key stakeholders. These partnerships will be critical to CSIRO delivering on its strategy, therefore having a positive presence and contribution to Australia’s national interests.

You will be part of CSIRO’s Growth Business Unit, and work closely with the CSIRO Executive Director Future Industries who is responsible for CSIRO’s Health Strategy, and with CSIRO’s Government Relations Team. As a successful Stakeholder Engagement Lead you will maintain close relationships with CSIRO’s key internal and external stakeholders, business units, government relations team and engage with other CSIRO collaborators as opportunities arise.

Your duties will include:

  • Strengthening CSIRO’s current relationships with key health stakeholders by increasing the strategic alignment, quality, value, and impact of future engagements.
  • Leading the development and implementation of a cross-health sector strategic engagement plan and providing high level advice and strategic direction to ensure the strategy delivers on its objectives aligned with CSIRO health strategy objectives.
  • Identifying and tracking key milestones and performance metrics to evaluate progress of health and DoHAC relationships that measure impact and value of CSIRO’s contribution to Australia’s national health priorities and provide useful insights to CSIRO.
  • Identifying and anticipating issues (stakeholder, societal, policy?related) which may impact CSIRO and establish strategies to deal with risks, opportunities and plans to proactively respond.
  • Representing CSIRO appropriately at forums with health government and industry stakeholders and in interactions with senior level stakeholders.

Location: Canberra ACT preferred, a hybrid working environment & travel will be required from time to time
Salary: AU $146,207 - $161,767 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term until June 2025
Reference: 92270

To be considered you will need:

  • Extensive experience and knowledge across the national health sector and with Federal government departments (ideally with Department of Health and Aged Care). 
  • Proven ability to foster effective relationships, using persuasive influencing strategies, to ensure alignment between partner and/or stakeholder needs and CSIRO’s objectives to establish a portfolio of meaningful relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and developing meaningful business and R&D relationships in large scale organisations and working with R&D or innovative organisations. 
  • Capability in working with executive and senior leaders and the ability to provide high level critical and strategic advice, leadership and drive collaboration across both industry and government.
  • Demonstrated experience to proactively seek and influence multiple key stakeholders, within a complex and ambiguous environment, to achieve a successful outcome with a focus on science impact.
  • Demonstrated experience working with government and/or technology-focused research and development organisations is desirable.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents or you must either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa for the duration of the specified term. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

23 April 2023, 11:00pm AEDT

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