Mental Health And Wellbeing Research Lead

Company:  The AFL
Location: Central Coast
Hours: 
Type: Temporary
Job Requirements / Description
Career Opportunities: Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Lead (11386) Requisition ID 11386  - Posted - Victoria As an organisation, the AFL works tirelessly in all states and at all levels to enhance and grow the game – from grassroots to elite. Together, we put on the game, deliver important events, communicate with our fans, run community programs, develop coaches and umpires, collaborate with partners, delight members, support clubs and so much more. While our roles may vary, we are all united by a common goal, to progress the game so that everyone can share in its heritage and possibilities. The AFL is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in our care. Please note, we undertake several screening processes to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate to this position holds a valid employee Working with Children/ Vulnerable People check and a satisfactory criminal history record check. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and firmly believe that diversity and inclusion is an important part of both the AFL and the communities in which we operate. Our game is for everyone, and we strive to be a workplace for everyone. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply. ABOUT THE ROLE The Mental Health and Wellbeing Research Lead is a member of the AFL's Mental Health and Wellbeing team and is responsible for overseeing the research and evaluation activities of the mental health and wellbeing projects across AFL, AFLW, Talent Pathways and State and community football. The role is a senior researcher role (equivalent Level C) with a focus on leading innovation and research translation in order to contribute to the continuous improvement of the  AFL Industry's prevention of and response to the mental health of AFL and AFLW players at all levels of the game.  The position will provide an opportunity to work in a dynamic mental health wellbeing team who strive for innovation in areas of mental health and wellbeing, prioritise research translation to influence policy and practice and contribute to building the evidence-base in professional sport. A DAY IN THE LIFE OF Key Accountabilities: Identify and lead collaboration with appropriate research partners (including academic institutions, consultants and other research bodies) Develop, implement and coordinate best practice research design and implementation Contribute to the evaluation and research action plan for the AFL Industry Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2024-2027 Sit on appropriate research governance committees Lead the successful delivery of AFL and AFLW applied research projects Translate research findings into meaningful practice, policy or education initiatives Uphold the integrity and ethical conduct of research and evaluation at the AFL. OUR IDEAL TEAM MEMBER Core Competencies: Demonstrated knowledge of the AFL Industry or high-performance sport Demonstrated research impact, through publication, policy and translation activities Demonstrated excellence in diverse stakeholder engagement and management Demonstrated excellence in research design and methods Exceptional written and oral communication skills Mandatory: PhD or equivalent. Academic track record in mental health, wellbeing, social and emotional development, or population health. Play The Day Your Way – a flexible approach to your working life My Development – lean into the AFL's My Development program consisting of on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring, and formal learning Play Well – access to our extensive Health and Wellbeing program centered around our belief in a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy workplace My Benefits – with thanks to our AFL Corporate Partners, access great benefits and discounts AFL Silver Memberships – permanent team members can access AFL matches at Marvel Stadium and the MCG, enjoy and share the experience of our game with your family and friends! #J-18808-Ljbffr
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