Manager, ARMS & University Archivist

Sydney, Australia
04 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Opportunity to lead the strategic direction of the University’s archives and record management
  • Located at Camperdown/Darlington Campus
  • Continuing opportunity with generous remuneration package on offer

About the opportunity 

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Manager, Archives and Records Management Services (ARMS) to join our Office of General Counsel. This role is responsible for the design and implementation of the strategic direction for the University's compliance with the:

  • State Records Act 1998
  • Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
  • Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998
  • Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002; and
  • other relevant privacy and information legislation

In this role you will also be responsible for overseeing the collection, management and maintenance of the University’s Archive which is a rich and nationally significant record of the contribution by members of the University to both scholarship and the community generally.

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 a Manager, Archives and Records Management Services who has:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications
  • extensive knowledge of and experience in compliance with records and information management, privacy (domestic and international laws) and information access
  • superior analytical skills including the ability to analyse and interpret legislation
  • a proven ability to develop and implement new policies and strategies
  • superior stakeholder engagement skills
  • high level people management skills

Familiarity with the tertiary or public sector would be advantageous however not essential.

About us

Archives and Records Management Services (ARMS) is responsible for:

  • enabling and supporting the accountable and efficient operation of the University by providing solutions to simplify the making and recording of business processes, and administering statutory obligations in relation to records, privacy and information access
  • managing the University's corporate recordkeeping system, provides recordkeeping integrations with major business systems and develops related workflows
  • managing the University Archives which preserves and provides access to the records of continuing value to the University and in the case of State Archives, to the State of NSW
  • managing statutory and third-party access to the University's records and information including access applications under the GIPA and privacy acts, subpoenas, requests from law enforcement agencies.

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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 Australia's 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 position description 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 and search by the reference number 1707/0819C to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 16 September 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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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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