Project Lead

Date: 5 Sep 2023

Location: 50 Flemington Rd, AU

Company: theroyalch

The Hospital:

The Royal Children’s Hospital’s (RCH) Vision is “A world where all kids thrive”.


RCH is a cornerstone member of the Melbourne Children’s Campus, partnering with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne Department of Pediatrics and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.


RCH has cared for the children and young people of Victoria for more than 150 years since it was founded in 1870. A full range of paediatric and adolescent health services are provided plus tertiary and quaternary care for the most critically ill and medically complex patients in Victoria, Tasmania, southern NSW and other states around Australia and overseas. The Hospital has more than 6,000 staff, a budget of $850M, 12 wards and 350 beds. Annually, the RCH has 300,000+ Specialist Clinic appointments, 90,000+ Emergency Department presentations and 20,000 elective surgeries.


The RCH is committed to the Child Safe Standards


RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact.


For further Information on RCH is available here.


  • The role will be based at The Royal Children’s Hospital, Flemington Road, Parkville
  • Excellent employee benefits including salary packaging
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Best Practice implementation


About the Role

  • This is a Fixed Term Full-Time position at 80 hours per fortnight within the Legal Services and Workplace Health and Safety Departments.
  • You will be responsible for leading, planning, implementing, and the delivery of innovative projects and change initiatives.
  • You will Implement organisational change and improvement within The Royal Children’s Hospital. Following investigation, you will develop project briefs and reports, in line with the RCH Project Management Framework, and lead work that directly contributes to improvements within the RCH


What you’ll achieve:

  • Identify and proactively manage emerging issues and risks to project delivery
  • Lead the delivery of projects within agreed timeframes and budget
  • Undertake regular monitoring and reporting against agreed project metrics
  • Lead the formal evaluation of the aim, objectives and metrics at the completion of the project and identify opportunities for future improvement


Classification for this position will range from AO81- AO85


Your skills and experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and employment experience as a Project Lead
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as a Project Lead / Manager
  • Experience in strategic and project planning and reporting
  • Experience leading and managing a program of work and related change management processes.
  • Experience working with a range of internal and external stakeholders including senior executives.
  • Strong analytical and report-writing capabilities


If this sounds like you, click here to view the position description.


About Legal Services and Workplace Health and Safety Departments

  • Legal Services is the RCH's internal legal office. Our role is to advise the RCH and its departments in relation to legal and medico-legal matters affecting the organisation.
  • The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) team is committed to leading and promoting a safety first culture by providing an environment that supports the physical and psychological health and wellbeing of employees.

What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging – Increase your take home pay!
  • Discounted on-site car parking


Other requirements:

  • Current National Criminal Record Check, or willing to obtain
  • Valid Working with Children Check
  • Compliance with RCHs “Staff Immunisation - Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases” procedure


Application process

To apply, you will need a resume and a tailored cover letter outlining your skills, experience, and suitability for the position in line with the requirements of the position description.

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, we encourage you to apply promptly!

For more information about this position please contact Shane Hendricks, Director Workplace Health and Safety Ph:03 9345 5170 Email:>


Why work at the RCH?

RCH enjoys high employee engagement and is committed to staff safety and a positive culture through enactment of our Compact. We offer the opportunity to work in world-class facilities,  surrounded by Royal Park and only a short tram trip from the heart of Melbourne city.


We also offer discounted staff parking, salary packaging, and an award-winning health and wellbeing program.


The RCH is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse background,  all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.


It is a requirement of your employment that you be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and Influenza annually for Category A and B roles, in compliance with any public health orders in place at the relevant time, unless you have a medical exception in line with those public health orders, which has been accepted by The Royal Children’s Hospital.  Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government Immunisation History Statement, it is a requirement of the RCH to collect, record and hold vaccination information.


It is also a requirement of your employment that you comply with any direction given by The Royal Children’s Hospital that you be vaccinated against, or prove immunity to, any other disease, unless you have a relevant exemption


Are you ready to join our team? 

 Apply online by clicking on the “Apply” button

Applications close 4 October 2023