Senior Manager, Research and Innovation

Newcastle, Australia
Apr 15, 2021
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Apr 25, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time continuing position
  • Strategic leadership role in the new college structure for the College of Engineering, Science and Environment
  • Contribute to the development & implementation of the College’s Research and Innovation positioning

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability. The University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 conceptualises our vision and maps our way forward; it outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

Our recent transition from five Faculties to three Colleges forges collaborative ways of working to enable our strategic vision, empowering our schools, and positively impacting our staff and students. It allows us to build strong teams with clear responsibilities, invest in strategic roles and deliver efficient operations

Be challenged and imagine with us 

This newly created position provides high-level advice on strategic, operational and emerging matters to the College Pro Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Head of College, College General Manager, and the Assistant Deans.

The Senior Manager provides leadership and oversight of the Strategy and Operations teams within the portfolio and develops and maintains effective professional relationships engaging at all levels across the College of Engineering, Science and Environment, wider University and key external stakeholders.

How will you inspire us?  

As a key source of operational knowledge, you will contribute to the development and implementation of the College of Engineering, Science and Environment Research and Innovation positioning and stakeholder strategy, whilst navigating complex issues affecting the Research and Innovation domain of the College.

Having extensive knowledge and understanding of the research environment within the higher education sector, you will lead and successfully deliver major projects and initiatives in line with strategic objectives and keep well-informed of government and university policies.  

Your outstanding writing skills and significant experience in the preparation of strategic plans, communications and correspondence on diverse and complex policy, planning and operational matters to facilitate informed decision making; including applications/submissions, briefings, reports, and the ability to write for different audiences will set you apart from others.

In addition, you will be able to manage changing demands and priorities in a dynamic, high volume environment whilst providing model leadership and management capacity to inspire and motivate a team of professional staff to deliver exceptional performance and outcomes.

For additional information on these positions contact Debbie Delbridge, College General Manager Office PVC – Engineering, Science and Environment on 02 4921 5242 or

For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit  

Closing date:  25/4/201

Why commit to us? 

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021 and a Top 10 University in Australia. 

The remuneration for this position is between $117,429 - $125,816 FTE + 17% superannuation.  

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at  

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.  

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us: 

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).

Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.  

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you