Skip to main content

This job has expired

Operational Resilience Coordinator

Darlington, Australia
$111,966 plus 17% Superannuation
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

Job Details

  • 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.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Sajad Bahram, on 8627 9901 or by email to

©  The University of Sydney

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Click to view the Position Description for this role.

Applications Close

Tuesday 04 April 2023 11:59 PM


The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

For more information, please visit:

Company info
+(61) 2 9351 2222

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert