Modern Slavery Policy and Stakeholder Engagement Manager

Sydney, Australia
$145,184 Base+ 17% Superannuation
21 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Exciting opportunity to join the Modern Slavery Unit, supporting the University's commitment to respect human rights and address modern slavery
  • Strategic and hands-on policy role with a focus on modern slavery due diligence and human rights risks in the higher education sector
  • Full time, Fixed term position until Jan 2025, $145,184 Base+ 17% Superannuation and additional Leave Loading

About the opportunity

Our 2021 Modern Slavery Statement provides a detailed account of our sector leading approach to identifying and addressing modern slavery risks in our operations and supply chains, and the vision to make a meaningful contribution to eradicating modern slavery. Reporting to the Director, Modern Slavery Unit within the Office of the Provost, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and informing the strategic direction of the University's approach to addressing modern slavery and human rights risks within the University's Modern Slavery value chain.

Your key responsibilities will be

  • providing sound expert human rights and modern slavery advice and input into the development of strategy, policy and planning for the Unit
  • ensuring the University meets its modern slavery reporting obligations, community expectations, and the University's broader strategic agenda,
  • driving engagement with key internal and external stakeholders to develop methodologies, tools, publications and other material on addressing modern slavery risks
  • collaboratively building upon the University's strategic response to addressing modern slavery risks, and other human rights risks across core functions such as research, education, investments and donations and supply chain
  • partnering with key stakeholders across the University's operations, supply chains and investments, and controlled, and affiliated entities to develop communication and implementation strategies for successful policy dissemination, staff engagement and compliance.
  • developing the capability of staff across the University's operations to identify, mitigate and manage modern slavery risks
  • developing policy, procedures and implementing risk assessments and risk identification methodologies

About you

  • expert knowledge and experience in identifying and addressing modern slavery risks and other human rights risks specific to the higher education sector
  • experience in modern slavery due diligence and business and human rights methodologies and risk analysis skills with demonstrated ability to apply them to the higher education sector
  • excellent program management skills, including experience in developing and managing modern slavery initiatives across multiple functions in a complex organisational setting
  • excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills together with high level of tact, diplomacy and discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • excellent inclusive stakeholder management skills including the ability to partner with a diversified stakeholder base across the higher education sector, civil society, business and government
  • outstanding and compelling communication skills, including experience presenting to all levels and preparing high quality written reports, briefs, papers and slide decks.


This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Respection (Working with Children) Act 2012. 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 may be available for this position and Australian Temporary Residents 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 have any questions, please call Nicole on 0449973799 or email:

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Applications Close

Tuesday 03 October 2023 11:59 PM