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Tender and Consultancy Manager

Camperdown, Australia
$117,116 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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  • Full time, continuing role based at Camperdown campus
  • Utilise your exceptional stakeholder management skills to facilitate growth in domestic and international tender and consultancy opportunities within Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Base Salary $117,116 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Research Tender and Consultancy Manager provides high-level strategic and managerial coordination of domestic and international tender bid development, consultancy projects, and healthcare evaluations (HTA). They will liaise closely with key Centres, Networks and Schools within the Faculty, such as the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) and the Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics (MCHPE), and with the Research Portfolio to ensure effective pre- and post-award management of research tenders.

The role is the primary contact within Faculty for research tenders and consultancy opportunities, and develops and maintains systems, materials and procedures that support FMH related tender and consultancy activities, ensuring alignment with university requirements.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is a comprehensive research-intensive Faculty. Employing over six thousand staff, and in excess of $1.3 billion in research income, the faculty is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Bringing together the areas of dentistry, health sciences, medical sciences, medicine, nursing and midwifery, pharmacy and public health to facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to solving modern day healthcare problems.

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 seeking a Tender and Consultancy Manager within the Research Enterprise and Partnerships team. The incumbent will provide high-level strategic and managerial coordination of domestic and international tender bid development, consultancy projects, and healthcare evaluations (HTA)

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Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • lead and contribute to the strategic direction of tender and consultancy work including selection and prioritisation of new business opportunities to facilitate growth
  • strategically establish and manage relationships internally and externally with key stakeholders to ensure alliances and reporting requirements are maintained, including with funding bodies
  • coordinate a program of researcher development activities that prepare and encourage researchers to seek out opportunities
  • support applicants in the development of submissions and management of awarded projects
  • undertake ad-hoc projects and other activities.

About you

  • hold relevant qualification and relevant experience in related field
  • excellent time, project, and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day-to-day operational matters
  • accuracy, attention to detail and highly organised. Planning and analysis skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands.
  • experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure.
  • experience managing multiple project streams with diverse key internal/external stakeholders, and/or leading large complex and/or change management projects.
  • demonstrated experience in submitting proposals for funding and being able to work independently and as part of a team.

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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Sunday 30 June 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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