First listed on: 03 June 2024

Data, Research and Evaluation Lead

Centre for Mental Health Learning (CMHL)

The Data, Research and Evaluation Coordinator is responsible for identifying and expanding the evidence base for all CMHL operational functions. The role will also have a strong focus on consulting with, and supporting CMHL team members by considering, designing, and implementing evaluation strategies for relevant work.

In consultation with internal and external subject matter experts and identified key stakeholders, the incumbent will also identify, collate, synthesise, and translate information into easily accessible, user-friendly products to support efficient and effective CMHL operations (eg. reports, presentations).

  • The role is a full-time fixed term 1.0eft role, ending 30 June 2025
  • You will be part of a supportive, passionate, and experienced team
  • You will have the opportunity to shape and grow this role

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

At the Centre for Mental Health Learning:

  •  We are a team working together to strengthen mental health workforce development
  •  We enjoy a collaborative working environment and care for each other as a team
  •  You will help us support major reform in mental health services
  •  You will be supported to use your strengths, and grow your skills

Your success in this role, will be your ability to draw on your:

  • Demonstrated industry experience in research and data collection settings, including a broad knowledge and use of various qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Well-developed communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills 
  • Proactive and self-directed approach with the ability to organise tasks, meet timelines with accurate and appropriate information, and manage conflicting pressures 
  • Excellent administrative, analytic, writing, and organisational skills 
  • Experience building strategic partnerships and responding to the needs of multiple concurrent stakeholders
  • Demonstrated industry knowledge and experience working with information databases and data collection tools and software

Your Contribution

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in a mental health profession i.e., Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy
  • And / or be a Mental health lived experience worker from a consumer or carer perspective, who has/is working in a designated role in mental health services
  • And / or a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field i.e., research, evaluation, sociology, education, workforce development, management

You will be a passionate and committed individual who:

  • Values collective contribution
  • Is proactive and has a strong attention to detail
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Has strong customer service and communication skills

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.  

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH is proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community.  Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.


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All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment and COVID-19 Vaccination prior to commencement.

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