Head and CEO

The Women’s College
Brisbane, Australia
21 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Women’s College at The University of Queensland

For over 100 years, The Women’s College at The University of Queensland has been providing a supportive and nurturing home for women who come to Brisbane for tertiary studies.

Fostering future leaders ‘to think big and reach far’ is a crucial part of our history and remains a constant focus of the modern Women’s College experience in both academic and personal development for our residents.

The Head of College is responsible for leadership of the academic, cultural and pastoral life of the College community, while overseeing the efficient and effective management of College resources and operations, in alignment with the strategic direction of the College.

To be considered for this position, you will have demonstrated experience providing a strategic vision, direction and leadership within a similar environment, in addition to a proven ability to deliver successful operational outcomes.

You will also be an inspirational role model for our residents who come from a range of diverse backgrounds. At The Women’s College, there are no stereotypes about what women should do; however there are unlimited expectations about what women can do.

Key responsibilities

  • Uphold the Mission, Vision and Values of the College and maintain a commitment to The Women’s College Code of Conduct at all times.
  • Academic and Pastoral Care:  to ensure that academic and pastoral support, fostered through collegiate activities, structures, personnel and the provision of suitable amenities and services, complement and supplement the stated mission and objectives of The Women’s College.
  • Operational Management:  to ensure that the College provides quality facilities and services which are managed cost-effectively through the efficient management of its resources and business enterprises.
  • Staffing: to appoint and supervise staff of the College with appropriate attention to equal employment opportunity, duty of care priorities, staff development, employee relations, workplace health and safety and performance management.
  • Community Life:  to foster cultural, educational and sporting activities and opportunities for personal development, appropriate to a collegiate university residence for women.
  • University and the wider community:  to represent the College within The University of Queensland and the wider community.
  • Demonstrate a visible and active commitment to: personal well-being, compliance with workplace policies and procedures for risk identification, risk assessment and risk control, continuous improvement of the College’s health, safety and environmental performance, and active participation in activities associated with the management of workplace health and safety.

The successful applicant will receive a competitive remuneration package which will include a generous annual base salary, plus 17% superannuation in addition to other benefits including a vehicle, phone and independent, architecturally designed accommodation located on campus.

The Head of College resides on site in private accommodation provided for this purpose and the role includes regular evening and weekend commitments in addition to rostered ‘on call’ duties which are shared with other senior staff. Some work-related travel will be required, and a valid Blue Card is essential. This is a full-time, permanent position.

To apply

Please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter outlining why you are interested in the role and best suited for the position, giving consideration to the requirements and specifications listed above.

Please send all applications to j.dullaway@uq.edu.au

Applications close Wednesday, 12 December 2018.