Director, Operational Services

Albury-Wodonga/Bathurst/Wagga Wagga, Australia
28 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Strong leadership and negotiation skills and managing from the front
  • Practice your ability to connect between outcome and delivery
  • Enjoy the benefits of a large organisation with a regional lifestyle (relocation assistance provided)

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to five years), Full Time
  • Senior remuneration package in the range of $156,499 - $195,624 pa
  • Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Wagga Wagga

Working in close cooperation with the Executive Director and Senior Management Group, the Director, Operational Services is responsible for Service Delivery, Utilities, Emergency Planning and Critical Incidents, Management and Planning. Ensuring appropriate processes are in place on all campuses and contribute to the overall direction, vision, leadership and management of the Division.

The Director, Operational Services is required to have key working relationships with all other Senior Managers within the Division of Facilities Management and all senior heads within the University, which rely on built infrastructure. The position also is required to develop and foster relationships with key consultants and industry representatives to keep abreast of industry trends and develop professional relationships within the Sector.

To be successful you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive professional experience within a large public or private sector organisation, with a specific focus on service delivery in asset management.
  • A demonstrated capability in developing, procuring, implementing and managing large maintenance contracts and proven ability in negotiation and performance management of service contracts
  • Extensive experience in the development and implementation of maintenance strategies, including backlog maintenance and Total Asset Management Plans.
  • Proven record of managing a multi-disciplinary team and significant maintenance and utility budgets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to liaise with University staff and external bodies on sensitive issues.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Chief Operating Officer group provides strategic advice to the Vice-Chancellor, University Council and the Vice-Chancellor Leadership Team across the Portfolio with an emphasis on finance and resource management across the University. This portfolio includes the functions of People and Culture, Finance, Information Technology, the Office of Strategic Planning and Facilities Management and delivers professional services and support to the University community commanding the management and deployment of a significant asset base. The Chief Operating Officer portfolio has the overarching responsibility and commitment to lead the physical and technological development of the University; to lead organisational change and development in the service and support areas of the University as part of the University Strategy 2017-2022.

The Division of Facilities Management is responsible for developing and maintaining campuses of the University including planning, design and construction of new buildings, refurbishments and maintenance of existing buildings and development and maintenance of grounds with the provision of security services.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the Applicant Information Booklet or by contacting:

Stephen Butt | Executive Director, Facilities Management | | Ph: 0412 324 123

Closing Date: 11 pm, 19 October 2020