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Head, Scholarship and Fees

Darlington, Australia
Competitive Salary
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

Job Details

  • Full time, fixed term opportunity until 30th April 2025
  • Excellent opportunity to provide operational management to the Scholarships and Fees teams
  • Competitive salary package on offer including 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Head, Scholarships and Fees provides leadership, operational management, expert advice and guidance throughout the translation and implementation of strategy, policy and planning within Scholarships and Financial Support. They ensure effective general management of operational and administrative systems, processes and programs to meet these requirements in alignment with University policies and practices. They develop operational plans to guide the organisation and utilisation of the workforce and operational resources to meet the priorities and objectives of the University and to ensure student focused service delivery. They also manage operational budgets and prepare reports as required for SAS Management groups and other stakeholders.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide strategic advice and operational leadership to the Directors and Chief, throughout the implementation of the work area strategy and related business plans
  • manage the implementation of strategic programs and projects for Scholarships and Financial Support Services ensuring the achievement of key objectives and results
  • provide strategic advice on change management and input to key organisational initiatives which may have an impact on people and other resourcing requirements
  • high level oversight of day to day operating activity for the business unit, including ensuring systems and staffing in place to undertake effective planning , delegating, coordinating, staffing, organising and decision making
  • liaise with and establish effective working relationships with members of the work area, SAS, and central University stakeholders
  • provide effective financial management support for SFSS, managing the implementation of relevant finance and accounting strategies, policies and procedures ensuring compliance with University policy and external regulatory and legislative requirements
  • manage the efficient utilisation and deployment of resources for the work area
  • manage communications and relationships with key stakeholders including faculty and division leaders, professional service units etc
  • provide effective leadership and management guidance and support to the staff in SFSS including feedback, coaching and support for individual performance, career and talent development, to build an effective and high performing team

About you

  • demonstrated experience in the supervision, training, mentoring and performance management of staff; experience in formal change management and proven ability to resolve a diverse range of HR issues
  • demonstrated ability in leadership roles within Higher Education
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • proven management experience at a senior level, together with flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing circumstances and environments
  • strong business acumen and strategic thinking skills together with effective leadership and people management skills.

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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Wednesday 28 February 2024 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

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