ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Senior Research and Evaluation Officer - Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is a community sector organisation with a proud and rich history. We connect with families, communities and thousands of people across the lifespan. You may know us for our family and couples counselling – we also give back to the community through our work in family violence prevention, working with people experiencing gambling harm, with families that have been touched by the sudden death of a loved one, with people who have experienced trauma and with people who are challenged by their mental health, among other things.

With us you will work with people at times of vulnerability in their lives, create a career you’ll love and join a warm and caring team who make a difference.

The purpose of this position is to provide professional expertise and skills in research and evaluation project management; this will include research design, data collection and analysis, and the ability to translate the results of research and outcomes of evaluation activities.

Your new role

Under the supervision of the Manager, Research, Evaluation and Policy, the Senior Research and Evaluation Officer is responsible for:

  • Designing and undertaking research projects using appropriate scientific methods that influence and inform RACR’s strategic directions and objectives and support practice staff to acquire and understand up to date peer-reviewed evidence.
  • Leading the ongoing development, implementation and review of the RACR evaluation framework to enhance program accountability and continuous improvement, using a strongly collaborative approach with internal stakeholders.
  • Maintaining and building collaborative research partnerships and activities, with other organisations including RA National Research Network and academic institutions.
  • Ensuring all RACR research projects and partnerships meet relevant Australian and international research Codes and Standards.

What you’ll need to succeed

  1. PhD in social or behavioural sciences, health sciences or other relevant discipline with a strong applied research component.
  2. Expertise in research methods, with demonstrated understanding of data privacy and security issues.
  3. High level expertise and experience in the development and implementation of program evaluation and research projects that can be applied in a community service setting.
  4. Demonstrated high level quantitative research and data analysis skills to influence practice innovation within a complex environment.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description found via

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants are encouraged to apply.

This is a permanent full-time position, based in Deakin, ACT.

What you’ll get in return

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly regarded not-for-profit, community-based organisation in a position where you will have the opportunity to continue to grow and develop your career. You will receive a generous package including professional development and NFP salary packaging. In this role you will be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community every day.

What you need to do now

If you are interested in the role, please submit your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter (no more than two pages) addressing how your skills and experience are relevant to this position. Please refer to the selection criteria found on the position description.

Applications should be submitted only via the “Apply” button on our website.

Applications close: 
Sunday 19 June 2022 - 11:59pm

For further information about the position or application process, please contact Stella Conroy on 02 6229 2416 or by emailing [email protected].  

First posted: 
Thursday 2 June 2022