Position Details
Reference Number 33393
Position Title Director Centre for Community Child Health
Employment Type Fixed Term
Location 50 Flemington Road
Position Summary

Director Centre for Community Child Health

  • Lead an Internationally Recognised Centre of Excellence
  • Collaborate with our Campus University and Research Partners
  • Drive Strategic Research

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne (RCH) provides secondary, tertiary and quaternary care to children and young people and their families across Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and parts of South Australia. RCH is the designated statewide provider of services including paediatric trauma, rehabilitation and forensic medicine.


As a quaternary centre for complex cardiac surgery and organ transplantation, as well as other significant subspecialist paediatric services, the RCH cares for the sickest children from around Australia. The hospital employs approximately 5,000 staff and has an annual budget of $620 million and operates out of a purpose-built, multi-award winning building at 50 Flemington Rd, Parkville.  When it comes to training and research we partner with the very best. Our campus partners, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics, along with the RCH Foundation, are on site with the hospital in Parkville. Together, we are committed to improving the health outcomes for children today and in the future.


The Department:

The Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) is a centre of excellence providing internationally recognised leadership for its clinical work in developmental and behavioural paediatrics, its research and research translation, advocacy and public policy, and training and professional development. A feature of CCCH has been its multidisciplinary focus and the way its various activities have been integrated, together with the creation of extensive state, national and international links with stakeholders and a strong commitment to prevention and early intervention. Its advocacy for the importance of the early years has helped inform policy and service delivery as well as professional practice. CCCH provides strategic advice to campus partners and holds specific expertise to support the RCH strategic direction of Great Care, Everywhere.  As a key component of CCCH, the Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP) is responsible for hearing screening of newborn babies in their first weeks of life. As a state-wide service, VIHSP screens in public and private, metropolitan and rural maternity services.


The Role:

The Director is responsible for overall leadership, strategy, innovation and operational performance of the Centre and its services, as determined by agreed key performance indicators (KPIs). This involves ensuring that Centre consistently provides the highest quality care, education and research, whilst maintaining a sound and sustainable financial position, strong staff engagement and support, plus effective relationships with the community and consumers of care. 


 To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Extensive knowledge of community services and agencies
  • Proven experience in advocacy and policy development
  • Training and experience in developmental/behavioural paediatrics and community child health
  • Track record of published research and research supervision
  • Formal medical leadership and management experience
  • Specialist medical practitioner registration with AHPRA
  • A higher qualification in paediatrics - FRACP or equivalent
  • A higher research degree – preferably PhD

Other information and how to apply:

The role of the Director CCCH will be an initial 3 year appointment.

Applicants must apply online attaching certified credentials and a completed “SMS Application for Appointment Form”.

Enquires about this role can be made to Filomena Ciavarella, Executive Director, Strategy, Quality & Improvement by email filomena.ciavarella@rch.org.au or by phone + 61393455341 .


The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, all members of the LGBTI community and peoples with disability.

Contact Person Filomena Ciavarella
Contact Number 93455341
Contact Email filomena.ciavarella@rch.org.au
Closing Date 18/06/2019
Position Description PD -Director CCCH 7May2019.pdf
Additional Document 1 Senior Medical Staff Application Form 1.docx