Executive officer – Australian Early Psychosis Collaborative Consortium

Executive officer – Australian Early Psychosis Collaborative Consortium

  • Join a leader in youth mental health, revolutionising services for young people around Australia.
  • Opportunity to lead the establishment of a unique collaborative consortium across the early psychosis sector in Australia.
  • Fixed term until June 2023.
  • Access to generous NFP salary packaging and flexible work/life balance arrangements.


About Orygen

The why behind what we do is important. We believe that all young people deserve to grow into adulthood with optimal mental health. Everything we do is focused on this outcome. Orygen is leading and redefining what’s possible in global research, policy, education and clinical care.

The Opportunity

The Australian Early Psychosis Collaborative Consortium (AEPCC) is seeking to appoint an executive officer to lead the establishment and implementation of the three core pillars of this exciting new project that will include a clinical quality registry, a clinical trials and translation network, and a lived experience network across the national early psychosis sector. 

If you have a passion for the field of youth mental health, want to make a real difference to the lives of young people and their families and carers, and share Orygen’s values of respect, accountability, teamwork, excellence and innovation, then we would love you to join the Orygen team to revolutionise youth mental health.

The role and your impact

The AEPCC executive officer role is an exciting opportunity to:

  • establish and lead all operational aspects of AEPCC;
  • play a crucial leadership role in building stakeholder engagement across the early psychosis clinical, research and lived experience sectors in Australia;
  • contribute to the development of funding strategies and growth initiatives to support the conduct and sustainability of AEPCC; and
  • lead a small team of direct reporting staff and also work in partnership with a range of other Orygen teams and external organisations to deliver the vision of these enabling platforms. 

About you

Essential to this role and to be considered are:

  • a tertiary qualification in a scientific, analytic, or other health-related discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience or education and training will be considered;
  • significant management or leadership experience including management of direct reports and operational teams;
  • experience in health, health research, health management or health advocacy including lived experience communities if possible;
  • proven track record in bringing together diverse stakeholders and engaging in a common goal and delivery of strategic objectives;
  • experience developing and implementing policies and procedures;
  • highly developed interpersonal, negotiating and problem-solving skills;
  • outstanding written and verbal communication skills and be responsive to the needs of multiple stakeholders;
  • experience in budget development and management; and
  • sound understanding of data management within local, interstate or international settings.

To view the selection criteria and learn more about this opportunity, please view the position description or contact Andrew Thompson at andrew.thompson@orygen.org.au or Jo Fitzsimons at jo.fitzsimons@orygen.org.au for a confidential discussion.

Salary and benefits

A generous salary is available, to be negotiated depending on your skills and experience, plus superannuation and access to NFP salary packaging.

Orygen is committed to providing an inclusive work environment that supports employees to achieve their career goals without compromising their life goals.

With this in mind Orygen offers a range of employment benefits including generous paid leave, flexible work arrangements, an employee assistance program, well regarded supervision and a supportive team, career growth and development opportunities, purposeful work that makes a real difference to lives of young people and their families and carers and career opportunities within an organisation that is the leader in youth mental health.


Please refer to the position description and submit your cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and resume to careers@orygen.org.au, using the subject line ‘AEPCC Executive Officer’ followed by your full name. 

For a confidential conversation contact Andrew Thompson at andrew.thompson@orygen.org.au or Jo Fitzsimons at jo.fitzsimons@orygen.org.au

Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 11:59 PM AEST

You are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible. Orygen may close the advertisement before the closing date.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

Download the full Position Description