Program Manager, Allied Health

Lismore, Australia
$117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation
13 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, fixed term opportunity until the end of 2024 as a Program Manager, Allied Health
  • Provide operational leadership to our Allied Health program
  • Base Salary $117,116 - $132,079 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), Rural Clinical School - Northern Rivers, University of Sydney provides a multidisciplinary centre of excellence in education of students for clinical practice in rural health. We also conduct research relevant to the priorities and needs of rural communities, with a focus on Aboriginal health research, climate change and health impacts, education research and health services research.

The UCRH aims to be an outstanding provider of inter-professional health education, providing:

  • authentic and supportive clinical experiences to students (including allied health, medical, nursing, oral health and dentistry) through exposure to diverse learning opportunities in rural communities; and
  • an excellent education program that complements those of our partner universities

The UCRH continues to grow and develop and we are now seeking to appoint a Program Manager, Allied Health to provide operational leadership of the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) allied health education and placement program as well as the nursing, dentistry and oral health programs to meet business, placement and education support needs. Reporting to the Centre Manager, the Program Manager will contribute to strategic direction of the University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) and stakeholder engagement, and lead internal and external reporting for the work area. The position manages and supports the growth, evaluation and quality improvement of this program.

The UCRH has a footprint in the Northern Rivers, NSW, north to the Mullumbimby region, south to Grafton, west to the Bonalbo region and east to Ballina/ Byron, and works closely with multiple partners to support education, research and workforce development in Northern NSW.

The Lismore campus is located within walking distance of the Lismore Base Hospital and, along with our other numerous community and health partners, provides opportunities to support education and research activity in the region. Presence on campus at Lismore is essential to this role and there are many vibrant towns in this region offering relocation possibilities and opportunity to be part of this wonderful community.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • take a lead role, in collaboration with the Academic Lead Allied Health (to be appointed) and counterparts across the multidisciplinary health education programs, in developing, revising and reporting against the UCRH education strategic and operational plans
  • contribute to development of strategic initiatives for the allied health program, and the UCRH overall
  • champion the UCRH education program and promote interprofessional learning programs
  • develop and maintain strong stakeholder relationships to support the needs of the placement program and of the UCRH, and to keep abreast of industry developments
  • ensure effective implementation and review of innovative models for work-integrated learning with an emphasis on service-learning placement models
  • provide leadership through mentoring and nurturing of talent and ensure staff development opportunities are promoted
  • implement workforce planning, recruitment and resourcing strategies to ensure the staffing needs of the allied health education program are met
  • lead the preparation of internal and external qualitative and quantitative reports for the work area and develop risk management strategies and activity work plans that are aligned with strategic goals and grant funding targets
  • interpret and provide high level advice on relevant University policy and practices, government reports and policy directions
  • manage the identification and mitigation of risks to the efficient and effective execution of the UCRH strategy and business plans and the delivery of core services relevant to the work area within the UCRH.

About you

  • tertiary qualifications and extensive relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • demonstrated ability to craft persuasive narrative as well as reporting objectively (qualitative and quantitative) on performance targets
  • experience in complex program and stakeholder management with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • strong and creative problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement, along with the ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • experience in contributing to and executing strategic plans, program development, operational implementation and review
  • experience delivering education programs, preferably in a tertiary education environment.

Please note: The successful applicant needs to be able to live in the region of Northern NSW.

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.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

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.

Applications Close

Wednesday 27 September 2023 11:59 PM