Faculty General Manager

Sydney, Australia
24 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity for a commercially-minded business leader within the University of Sydney’s largest faculty
  • Join the executive leadership team to enable the faculty’s strategic plan through innovation, continuous improvement and high performance
  • Full time continuing appointment with an attractive remuneration package

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is the largest faculty of the university which brings together the areas of dentistry, medicine, medical sciences, nursing and midwifery, pharmacy, health sciences and public health to facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to solving modern day healthcare problems. The faculty contains seven academic schools, three rural schools, six flagship research centres and is also affiliated with six independent medical research institutes.

We are seeking to appoint a Faculty General Manager who will play a key leadership role in the Faculty of Medicine and Health. The role is an integral part of the faculty’s executive team in their mission to improve healthcare and health outcomes through education and research.  

Working as a strong collaborative partner to our academic leadership, this role is accountable for the high performance of non-academic staff. The FGM implements the faculty’s operational plans and enables delivery of the strategy through supporting people and processes. Responsibilities include professional service and support through academic schools, rural schools and clinical schools, operations, education, executive services, indigenous strategy and support and our growing health executive education business.

The role reports to the Executive Dean and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Robyn Ward and also has a dotted reported line to the Chief Faculty Experience Officer.

About you

A commercially astute business leader, you bring both high IQ and strong EQ to drive business outcomes and growth through collaboration and engagement. An inspiring people leader, you are adept at managing large teams, budgets and programs of work. Organised and decisive you excel at strategic program management, prioritisation and execution.

You may be an experienced Chief Operating Officer, General Manager or Chief of Staff or an aspiring Chief Executive. Health education experience an advantage but not essential.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a continuing full time position, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The successful candidate will be offered an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.

Visa sponsorship and Relocation assistance will be provided if required.

How to apply

The University of Sydney will be supported in its search for this appointment by the executive search firm Boyden. To obtain full details and for a confidential discussion, prospective candidates should contact

Philip Graham, Principal
mobile: 0409 421 381

To submit your application please contact Philip Graham. Full applications including comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, and candidate statement outlining vision for the role and addressing the skills, capabilities and experience outlined for the role, and nominating referees, must be submitted to philip.graham@, before the official close date, of 21st November 2022.

Position Description


To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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