One of the Institute’s key strengths is the expertise of its team. We are always looking for opportunities to work with those who share our goals and values.

Researchers should visit our For Researchers section to learn more about opportunities for collaboration.

Health decision makers — those working in policy, practice or other areas of health service provision — should visit our For policy agencies section.

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  • Not-for-profit sector
  • Maximum-term contract – up to 3 years, part-time (0.6 – 0.8 FTE), negotiable
  • Ultimo location, professional and friendly environment
  • Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that helps decision makers find and make the best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems.

We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact.

We are not a research institute but rather, a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.

About The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (the Centre) was established in 2013. Through our partnerships, we aim to better inform policy and program decision making about what works in preventing chronic disease and in more effective implementation of prevention programs. The core group includes more than 30 leading investigators across Australia from 20 universities, government, non-government and private sector agencies with many other investigators and practitioners involved in specific projects.

The aim of the Centre is to be a world leader in prevention science applied to chronic disease. Its objectives are to strengthen the research base for prevention, synthesise and communicate evidence in ways that are more informative to policy and program implementation, and help activate an effective and efficient prevention system in Australia. The Centre will achieve this through a collaborative and integrated model of working with partners in knowledge production, translation and implementation.

The Centre is administered and hosted by the Sax Institute. The overall coordination of the Prevention Centre’s work and activities is undertaken by the Centre’s coordinating team based in Sydney at the Sax Institute.

About the position

This position will sit within the Centre’s coordinating team and will provide a diverse range of events management and administrative support services. The role will focus on logistic management of the Prevention Centre’s internal and public events, as well as providing administrative assistance support to the Deputy Director – Research, and general administrative support to the Associate Director and Communications team as required.  The position will report to the Project Officer.

About the Selection Criteria

To be successful the Events and Administration Officer should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

  • Several years’ experience in events coordination or events management
  • Well-developed administrative and organising skills, with previous experience in an administrative role
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to work with a diverse range of people at all levels
  • Demonstrable skills in using MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint and in online researching
  • Advanced skills using MS Access and data entry


  • Familiarity with the health and/or research sectors
  • Experience with WordPress or other website content management systems

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary including packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery

Further details

The position description is available here.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to with the subject heading: Events and Administration Officer, The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre

For any enquiries please contact Emma Slaytor on 02 9188 9575 or

Applications close: 5pm Monday 25 March.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.