Business Development Manager

The University of Newcastle

  • 0.5 part-time 12-month fixed-term opportunity based on the Central Coast, possible extension
  • Higher Education Worker Level 8 + 17% super
  • Identify, develop and convert new business opportunities into strategic partnerships for the Central Coast Research Institute for Integrated Care (CCRI)

About the Area

The CCRI is a joint venture of the University of Newcastle (UON) and Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD). The purpose of the CCRI is to deliver research relevant to improving the health and wellbeing of the Central Coast community and beyond through the development and evaluation of new models of person-centred integrated care. The CCRI’s ambition is to become a recognised centre of research excellence in integrated care through the building of effective research partnerships across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Key priority agendas for the CCRI include, but are not limited to: healthy ageing, mental health and wellbeing, complex chronic illness, Aboriginal health, and population health.

The University of Newcastle is a global leader, committed to equity and excellence. Our vision is to create a better future for our regions and world, supported by our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

Be challenged and imagine with us

As a Business Development Manager you will be responsible for identifying, developing and converting new business opportunities into revenue streams that enable the growth and sustainability of the CCRI going forward. This position will provide you with a unique opportunity to embrace the dual ways of working across the two organisations. You will have a passion for significantly improving the health and wellbeing outcomes on the Central Coast.

In this role you will:

Map the market and identify where the opportunities lie for business growth
Identify future research grant and philanthropic prospects
Operationalise educational, research and consultancy opportunities
Provide expertise and experience required to support of the CCRI’s strategic objectives
This is a 0.5 part-time 12-month fixed-term opportunity primarily based on Darkinjung land in the Health and Wellbeing Precinct in Gosford. There is a possibility of an extension, pending your success in the role.

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How will you inspire us?

You will have:

  • Prior knowledge of integrated care
  • A positive, can-do attitude with a desire to work in a start-up like operation
  • Enthusiasm for the CCRI’s vision to improve people’s health and wellbeing through research and research translation
  • Understanding of how research grant income is secured from a range of sources
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Outstanding communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to build meaningful and strategic partnerships with industry partners

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

What we offer

The full-time equivalent remuneration is a HEW level 8 from $102,667 – $119,778 + 17% super and is commensurate with experience.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit:

Your next steps

Please visit for a guide on how to apply for a role. Please note you will be asked to add your application as one PDF document.

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for this opportunity
  • A statement addressing the four Essential Criteria listed below:
  1. Postgraduate qualifications in health, medicine or related sciences or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or extensive experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  2. Relevant experience in research and education in the health sector with an understanding of the value of integrated care and translational research in supporting improvements to health care and health systems.
  3. Knowledge and understanding of health and medical research, including industry funding schemes, with a track record in supporting research grant success.
  4. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills including the capacity to build strategic partnerships with a diverse range of stakeholders, including industry representatives, funding bodies, and government agencies.
  • Your resume

For specific position enquiries, please contact Nick Goodwin, Director, CCRI on 0455 193 395 or via email [email protected]

Having Difficulties? Reach out to us:

HR Services (+61 2) 4033 9999 (press 2) – during business hours (AEST)
email: [email protected]
Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.  

Closing date: Wednesday 6 July 2022 at 11.59pm AUS Eastern Daylight Time

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!


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