Operations Manager

Sydney, Australia
20 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Possible secondment opportunity for a skilled operations manager
  • Located at International House – City Road, Darlington 
  • Fixed- Term for 6 months, base salary $93,986 p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Director, this role is pivotal for International House in its contribution to the University of Sydney’s strategy of providing a safe and vibrant campus life. You will be responsible for the planning, organisation and control of the catering, housekeeping and maintenance services, managing all contractors and agency staffing via University policies and procedures as well as being responsible for all aspects of the building operation and facilities after business hours. In this role you will be maintaining the standards of the House in these key service areas including meeting resident expectations and financial targets.

The position also includes the option to live in onsite accommodation (in a two bedroom unit within International House) and to receive a rental subsidy plus one hour of overtime per week in addition to the rental subsidy for being on-call after business hours and any additional work undertaken on a roster system. After business hours duties are required as per a weekly roster system (from 5pm to 9am on weekdays, and each day on weekends, public holidays and during the University close down periods) . Please note the Operations Manager role is available to candidates who do not wish to take up this additional option and associated responsibilities.   

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Operations Manager who demonstrates: 

  • Excellent communication skills with an ability to communicate effectively and in a professional manner with people at all levels including internal stakeholders, external consultants, contractors, suppliers and with other professional and technical bodies
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to maintain a high level of interpersonal professional relations with residents and staff
  • Ability to manage the building and care of its residents after business hours on a rostered basis
  • Knowledge of procurement and contract management policies and procedures
  • Ability to respond to all emergencies and evacuations as required. Contribute to the operation of International House by attending to and reporting all emergencies, operations and WHS issues.
  • Experience in a similar role providing hands-on operations management across areas of catering, housekeeping and building maintenance
  • Ability to respond to urgent requests and problem solve in a timely manner
  • Skills in budget development and management
  • Excellent organisational skills and a high level of flexibility, specifically to manage the oversight and delivery of services for International House including after business hours functions and events, and the summer vacation business.

Appointment to this position is subject to a valid Working with Children Check

About us

International House provides accommodation for 200 residents and visitors to the University of Sydney, achieving significant strength of community through diversity. Its main activities are: accommodation, catering, student wellbeing, academic support and cultural understanding through its program of academic, cultural and social activities. International House aims to promote understanding and fellowship between people of different nationalities and cultures, including not only residents of the House, but also other members of the broader University community, through its programs which provide interaction and exchange of knowledge.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australias first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us. 

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1562/0819F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Tuesday 27 August 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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