Manager Education Support (Clinical), West

Westmead, Australia
$117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation
12 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Utilise your exceptional leadership skills to nurture and lead a cohesive and diverse team in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Western Precinct.
  • Provide strategic guidance on matters pertaining to education strategy, policy, and delivery of the Sydney Medical Program
  • A full-time continuing position based at the Westmead and Nepean Health precincts, with a Base Salary between $117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is now ranked 19th in the world for 2024 university rankings, moving up 22 places in the last year. Our graduate employability is 1st in Australia, and 4th in the world; our subject rankings in Medicine are rated 1st in Australia, and 25th in the world.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health has been designed to enable innovation, excellence and strategic vision in teaching, research, and clinical practice not only in medicine and health, but in all of the areas in which we operate. We are committed to challenging conventional wisdom, and to finding new paths to travel. We are focussed on leading new possibilities in the way we deliver wellness and healthcare and in making a distinctive impact on healthcare, both locally and globally. It's our commitment to curiosity, connection and excellence that sets us apart. It's how we're making a difference - how we're shaping healthcare.

The Westmead Health precinct is the centre of transformational health services, research, and education in Western Sydney, and internationally recognised for its depth and scale of expertise. The University of Sydney now has a clearly defined presence within the precinct; our space here fosters collaboration and communication amongst all our staff and students and increased integration between the University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital and The Children's Hospital at Westmead. The University of Sydney Nepean Clinical School is a network of teaching hospitals of the Sydney Medical School centred in the Nepean Hospital precinct at the base of the Blue Mountains, near Penrith, and is able to provide invaluable learning opportunities for attending medical students and research opportunities for Australian and international students. Celebrating diversity, innovation, and community engagement are core cultural values within the FMH Western Precinct and act as a driving force to showcase our experiences and our story.

As such, we are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University's ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a Manager, Education Support (Clinical) Western to provide effective leadership, management guidance and support of the education teams in the precinct, and provide operational guidance on matters pertaining to education strategy and delivery of the Sydney Medical Program, and with adherence to NSW Health and Local Health District policies and procedures.

There is a requirement for these positions to be on site a minimum of 4 days a week. Hybrid working options will be decided with your manager if you are successful in this position.

Please note that these roles are not open to current University of Sydney students.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • effectively lead a precinct focused team with a customer-orientated, service provision mentality ensuring timely delivery of quality educational programs
  • provide direction to staff on SMS education goals and any aspects of a precinct specific strategy, including context, impact, and priorities
  • in collaboration with Managers, Education Support (Clinical) at other precincts and with the Manager, Education Support (SMS), drive consistency and quality of approach relative to delivery of the MD
  • develop a strong understanding of the key priorities of FMH, SMS and the precinct so that responses, communications, and activity can be targeted and prioritised
  • provide operational planning and resource management to ensure optimal allocation of resource across the precinct
  • establish and nurture strategic and operational relationships with LHD/healthcare partners/facilities connected with the precinct, and maintain relationships with key internal stakeholders and partners including Managers, Education (Support) in other precincts and in academic schools, precinct partners (e.g., Research Education Lead) and Snr Managers across the Education Unit
  • liaise with and establish effective working relationships with key staff and other relevant stakeholders to facilitate the provision of clinical teaching and to enhance the quality of teaching and learning.

About you

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • the demonstrated ability to lead, nurture relationships, motivate, mentor and develop members, and establish team priorities, including managing competing deadlines for self and others
  • demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including the ability to influence and negotiate to achieve required outcomes
  • well-developed skills in communication (both verbal and written), including the ability to negotiate and resolve conflict with tact and discretion
  • proven management experience within a complex and fast-paced service delivery environment, including a demonstrated ability to achieve outcomes through the effective management of resources
  • results orientated and experienced in identifying continuous improvement opportunities, leading the change to implement and embed enhancements to systems, processes, and end-user experience.

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.

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 reasons for 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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Applications Close

Tuesday 03 October 2023 11:59 PM

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