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National Manager Health Research & Innovation

Organisation : Heart Foundation

Location : Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Policy & Research

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 13 Dec, 2021

About the role

  • Drive innovation and health research
  • Key role in leading research innovation in heart health
  • Create strategic relationships


The National Heart Foundation (Heart Foundation) is seeking candidates for the National Manager – Health Research & Innovation.  This role will be responsible for the development and delivery of targeted evidence-based programs to facilitate positive improvement in heart health, as well as the development of heart health policy content.

Reporting to the CEO and part of the leadership team, the role will be accountable for driving innovation, health research and evidence-based knowledge necessary to support the Heart Foundation’s vision, mission and purpose and position Heart Foundation as a trusted and credible voice.

The successful candidate will be committed to the Heart Foundation’s vision, mission and bring health expertise and research leadership combined with deep understanding of public health issues and policy.  With demonstrated experience building and leading teams in research, program development, and gathering clinical evidence you will have superior problem-solving capabilities, analytical ability and procedural focus.  Exceptional communication skills, organisational and planning skills and experience dealing efficiently with organisational complexity are key attributes.  The role will suit a change agent with strategic vision and a passion for social and behavioural change. Leading by example you will foster high performing, functional teams.

Professional qualifications in health care related discipline and/or postgraduate qualifications in health, public health or commensurate professional expertise is highly desirable.

The role can be located in any capital city in Australia.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Heart Foundation

For over 60 years, the Heart Foundation has been the trusted peak body working to improve heart disease prevention, detection, and support for all Australians. Since 1959 the Heart Foundation have funded research projects worth over $670 million, including $17.2 million in 2020.

Every day, the Heart Foundation supports Australians when they need it most, speaks out on behalf of the community on heart heath issues, empowers people to reduce their disease risk, and works with health professionals and researchers to find new ways to better manage and treat heart health. The work has had a major impact on the survival rates of those suffering a heart attack and those living with heart disease, however coronary heart disease is still Australia’s number one killer, taking 50 lives every day.

With a mission to reduce heart disease and improve the heart health and quality of life of all Australians, the Connecting Hearts Strategy will maintain the strategic focus on risk reduction, support, care, and research.

For further information about Heart Foundation, please visit:

How to apply

Position Description : Confidential PD NHFhri1121

To apply - please visit and click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’, using reference NHFhri1121, addressing your cover letter and resume to Kate Wheeler or Pauline Gates of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Monday 13 December


Please quote in application: National Manager Health Research & Innovation via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #CEO_and_Senior_Management, #Policy_and_Research
Sector: #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy

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