APS6 Data Analyst
Group: Health Group
Unit: Dementia Unit and potentially other units within Health Group
Classification: APS Level 6
Salary: $84,457 to $93,365 plus superannuation (plus 22% loading in lieu of paid
leave for contract positions)
Engagement Type: Initial contract for up to 12 months with possibility of extension
Location: Bruce, Canberra
This recruitment exercise will be used to fill current vacancies in the Dementia Unit and may be used
to fill similar positions at the APS6 classification in other units of the Health Group over the coming
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is a major national agency established under
the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 as a corporate Commonwealth entity to
provide reliable, regular and relevant information and statistics on Australia’s health and welfare.
We are committed to providing high quality, national data and analysis across the health, housing
and community services sectors. This covers a wide range of areas, from health and welfare
expenditure, hospitals, disease and injury, disability and mental health, to ageing, homelessness, and
Indigenous health and welfare.
We value a positive, friendly, cooperative and productive workplace where people are treated with
respect and courtesy, and diverse and unique attributes are recognised and valued. We are
committed to providing flexibility in working arrangements to recognise the importance of balancing
work commitments with family, caring and other personal commitments outside of work.
The AIHW is committed to creating genuine opportunities for all, and welcomes applications from
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people(s), people with a disability and people from diverse
cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
For more information, visit the About Us page of our website.
The Health Group provides leadership, both internally and externally to the AIHW, as well as analysis
and reporting of information and statistics about the health of Australians.
The Health Group is responsible for:
the monitoring and surveillance of chronic conditions, including risk factors and assessing
the impact of chronic conditions for communities and at critical life stages and for at-risk
undertaking a wide range of novel and complex analyses and reporting projects, including
using linked data
working with stakeholders to identify data and analysis needs, gaps and options for data
compilation, custodianship and management of a number of national data collections
including for mortality, diabetes, cancer and screening
the Australian Burden of Disease Study
coordination of data provision to International agencies
management of a number of national expert advisory groups.
There are seven Units within the Health Group: Burden of disease and mortality; Cancer data and
monitoring; Cardiovascular, Diabetes and Kidney; Chronic conditions; Dementia; Population Health;
and Screening, analysis and monitoring.
Dementia Unit description
The Dementia Unit is responsible for monitoring and reporting on dementia, neurological conditions
(e.g. epilepsy) and patient experiences of care. It has an exciting and challenging work program,
involving analysis of survey data, data linkage projects and data development activities. We work
closely with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including the Department of Health,
academics and peak bodies. The main objectives of our unit include improving the accuracy of
dementia prevalence estimates for Australia and establishing routine monitoring and reporting on
this major health and aged care issue.
We are looking for an experienced data analyst to join a high performing and collaborative team
working on four novel and important projects on dementia. The role will provide analytical support
to a number of high profile projects and will involve analysing a variety of health and aged care data
sources, including linked data, and preparing output for publication. The successful applicant will
work closely with other team members to develop analytical approaches.
As a Data Analyst, the successful candidate will require well developed analytical skills, a sound
understanding of statistical concepts and methods and possess the ability to manipulate and
interrogate databases using a range of software.
The successful candidate will also have strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability
to effectively manage and prioritise their work.
We welcome applications from high performing individuals with a keen interest in contributing to
improving Australia’s dementia statistics. However, applicants with interest in other Health Group
subject matter areas are also encouraged to apply as they may also be considered for similar roles in
other Health Group Units over the next 12 months.
Immediate Supervisor: Executive Level 1
Under general direction the successful candidate will be required to undertake a range of tasks,
Undertaking complex research and statistical analysis, interpretation of data, and preparation of
reports, publications, papers and submissions in the fields of responsibility of the Unit.
Undertaking a range of research, design, project planning and development tasks to deliver
Providing detailed advice and options on a wide range of professional, technical and
Developing and applying new work methods within the area of responsibility.
Representing the AIHW at meetings, conferences or seminars and liaise with people both inside
and outside the AIHW as relevant to the above duties.
1. Strong conceptual, analytical and research skills.
2. Demonstrated ability to analyse complex data, and create and interpret tabular and
graphical outputs, using SAS or other software.
3. Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to synthesise complex
information to present data and advice in clear and accessible formats for various audiences.
4. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise and negotiate effectively with internal and
external stakeholders, and work as part of an analytical team .
5. Experience analysing health or aged care data
How to apply
Applicants are required to submit their applications online via the AIHW e-Recruit system. When
applying online for the first time you will need to register and provide a valid email address.
Your application should include:
1. A short narrative or dot point pitch (1000 words max) highlighting your skill set, technical
expertise and experience in relation to the above selection criteria.
2. Your current Curriculum Vitae.
3. Name and contact details of at least two (2) referees (it is preferred that one of these is your
Closing Date: 11:30pm, Sunday 7 February 2021
Contact officer: Fleur de Crespigny, firstname.lastname@example.org, 02 6249 5296
The AIHW is committed to providing an accessible, inclusive work environment to enable people to
participate fully in all aspects of employment. Applicants who require reasonable adjustments (at any
point of the recruitment process) should note this in their application providing details of any
adjustments that may need to be considered by the selection panel. All efforts will be made to put in
place relevant reasonable adjustments.
This position profile and subsequent selection are approved by:
Justin Harvey, Acting Group Head
Canberra, 21 January 2021