Operational Resilience Coordinator

Darlington, Australia
$111,966 plus 17% Superannuation
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
04 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term role for 24 months with possibility of extension
  • Exciting opportunity to showcase your expertise in risk management and business continuity
  • Base salary $111,966 plus 17% Superannuation

About the opportunity

The Operational Resilience Coordinator is responsible for ensuring Central Operations Services (COS) is prepared for risks, disruptions and incidents that will impact the business units delivery of continued services across the University. The Coordinator will be expected to identify areas for improvement drawing on their understanding of incident and emergency response, risk and exercise development. The role will be required to collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders across the University including professional units, Faculties, Schools and emergency services to leverage insights and perspectives. This role will be responsible for the identification of incidents which could impact the Universities operations and development of multi-stakeholder exercises, training, and awareness programs to prepare for such events.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • incident response continuous improvement: develop and deliver a program to continuously improve the operational resilience of Central Operations Services to respond to identified risks, incidents and emergencies
  • test and validate the effectiveness of local plans, procedures and processes, providing guidance and training, to maintain and enhance operational response capabilities
  • build strong stakeholder relationships across operational COS teams and key area including Health and Safety and risk
  • collaborate with key stakeholders to develop a robust exercise program to respond to and recover from all levels of disruptions
  • conduct annual review and updates of the University UERP (University Emergency Management Plan)
  • assist the Director of Protective and Risk Services in designing and maintaining the overarching emergency framework

About you

  • demonstrated experience in incident, emergency and crisis capability development and coordination.
  • experience with continuous improvement, business continuity and associated fields
  • demonstrated experience developing, coordinating, and delivering multiple stakeholder exercises across an organisation
  • ability to influence and build networks across multiple levels of a large organisation
  • ability to gain co-operation and assistance from those outside your usual span of control to achieve desired outcomes
  • excellent communication, both written and verbal and ability to clearly articulate and present back to senior stakeholders.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

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.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Tuesday 04 April 2023 11:59 PM