Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
IT Project Manager

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Technology Services Group (TSG)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport
  • Modern, world-class facilities


Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it; and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

What’s on offer?

The Children’s Cancer Institute is embarking on an ambitious 5-year strategic plan with technology underpinning many of the strategic initiatives. As the Institute grows and technology is ever growing and changing, we now require the services of an IT Project Manager, for a 6-month contract, to ensure the multiple projects we need to deliver are done on time, on budget and to the highest quality.

The role will provide essential support as a backfill for the IT Agile Project Manager. Over the next 6-months, the IT Agile Project Manager will be utilised on the rollout of the Technology Strategic Plan across the Institute.

The IT Project Manager should have extensive experience in Agile SCRUM methodologies and be able to help implement a more rigorous adherence to the methodologies across the Technology Services Group (TSG) team, equally be flexible enough to adapt to the ways of working within the team and throughout the Institute.

The Institute currently runs multiple project methodologies including Scrum, Kanban and Waterfall, the IT Project Manager will need to have knowledge of several methodologies and will be required to recommend a suitable implementation methodology based on the business environment and requirements from stakeholders.

The IT Project Manager will be required to work with other departments in the Institute including the Fundraising & Marketing department, Finance Department and the Strategy Implementation Office. The IT Project Manager will need to be able to build strong relationships and work with key stakeholders at all levels. The IT Project Manager will be required to produce and implement relevant Change Management material across the Institute.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for managing and delivering multiple projects
  • Responsible for working with departments outside of the Technology Services Group to ensure any cross-department projects are included in the program delivery and all relevant information is provided to the teams as needed
  • Preparing high level schedules for planning purposes as well as detailed implementation schedules
  • Project planning and scheduling activities, including resource management, roles and responsibilities and points of escalation
  • Recommending a suitable implementation methodology based on the business environment and requirements from stakeholders
  • Executive stakeholder management via direct engagement with Steering Committees and Business Working Groups
  • Change Management
  • Day to day team building, leadership and proactive communication, including daily stand-ups, sprint planning/weekly meetings to Project kick off and project closure meetings
  • Ownership of project risk & issue management, change control procedures and decision management
  • Project financial and progress reporting
  • Deliverable sign off and scope management
  • General agile project management guidance to the wider team
  • Preparation of the weekly, monthly and quarterly status updates and reports as required


Essential skills:

  • Industry Certification as an Agile Project Manager, or 5+ years’ experience in delivery of technical projects using Agile Methodologies (Scrum master experience ideal).
  • Demonstrated (5+ years) working in an Agile project management capacity in projects with a significant business change component – does not necessarily require someone with experience in deploying large-scale technology platforms
  • Experience in getting the best from a small team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds, where flexibility to take on a range of different roles is required
  • Ability to assess and advise on business value as a driver for the investment of team resources in a project navigating multiple complex unknowns
  • Ability to connect Agile sprints to a bigger picture vision, articulate this to the team, and drive achievement towards these longer-term goals through focused, effective sprints
  • Ability to lead the organisation and management of a senior governance group, including scheduling, planning, chairing meetings and documenting outcomes
  • Self-managed and self-starter with the ability to work with the business and project teams to deliver outcomes
  • Exceptional communication skills with the ability to communicate and work across all levels of the Institute
  • Experience in delivering change across multiple TSG and cross-departmental dependant projects.
  • Extensive experience in using the Jira suite of products for project delivery and ability to train other team members on their usage


We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

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