Senior Manager in FoSHEE Techical Operations

Sippy Downs, Australia
02 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Role Statement

Salary Level: Classification Level 10 (Salary A$115,788 gross per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions) 

Appointment: Full-time, ongoing

USC Vision

USC will be a university of international standing, a driver of capacity building in the Sunshine Coast and broader region, and an unsurpassed community asset.

University Strategic Goals

The University will be:

  1. A comprehensive university of 20,000 students by 2020;
  2. Positioned in the global tertiary education community as a top-100 university under 50 years of age; and
  3. A primary engine of capacity building in the broader Sunshine Coast region, from Brisbane to the Fraser Coast.

Overview of Technical Services

USC's Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering (FoSHEE) is a driving force of innovative teaching through a platform of engagement and research excellence. The Faculty unites multiple disciplines including nursing and midwifery, allied health, sciences, education, engineering, biomedical science, paramedic science, and sport and exercise science, and has over 7000 students enrolled across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

FoSHEE provides laboratory, fieldwork, workshop and simulation-based learning technical support for teaching, research and engagement activities. This support is provided by Technical Services, and as part of the Office of the Executive Dean (FoSHEE), the work area manages the teaching and research technical support requirements for the Faculty’s growing students and research agendas through efficient provision of services and management of equipment and infrastructure.

Overview of the Role

The Senior Manager, FoSHEE Technical Operations manages the delivery of the Faculty’s multi-disciplinary scientific and technical services across multiple campuses, including the financial, human and physical resources for such services. The role manages and provides direction and leadership to the cross-functional teams of operationally-funded teaching and research technical specialists.

The incumbent will promote a cohesive workforce with robust practices, protocols and communication between technical staff, academic staff and other organisational units and manage competing stakeholder expectations. The role provides advice to the Faculty on technical services and resources required to meet the needs of current and future teaching and research activities and develops solutions for the integration of technical services across the Faculty’s multi-campus and multi-disciplinary teaching and research areas.

A strong focus of this position is to ensure that Technical Services safely and efficiently meets requirements for teaching and research support and quality of services, across required disciplines and all locations of service and oversees the workplace health and safety and risk management for the delivery of technical services within FoSHEE.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant post-graduate degree combined with extensive work related management experience, preferably in the tertiary education sector. The person must possess extensive experience in managing and developing staff in technical, laboratory, clinical or fieldwork settings and have knowledge of relevant legislative obligations and a commitment to effective workplace health and safety responsibilities in such areas. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capacity to manage significant technical infrastructure and resources across a wide range of disciplines. The role requires excellent organisational, communication and relationship building skills. Initiative, flexibility and responsiveness in a rapidly evolving environment are all essential requirements for this role.

This is a leadership role and offers the opportunity to directly influence USC’s long-term service delivery and future growth as a rapidly-evolving multi-campus institution. The growth in demand on technical services from learning and teaching and research, as well as the ongoing development of new facilities, requires a work unit that will ensure a viable and sustainable model of service provision.

Additionally, in accordance with the University’s Staff Code of Conduct – Governing Policy, all staff are expected to display professional behaviour, communicate respectfully, and perform their duties responsibly.

A role statement is not intended to limit the scope of a role but to highlight the key aspects of the role. The requirements of the role may be altered in order to meet the changing operational needs of the University.

Contact for Further Information

Professor John Bartlett Executive Dean Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering Telephone: +61 7 5430 2888 Email:

Closing Date

Midnight on Sunday, 22 October 2017

To Apply

All applicants MUST provide both a statement of claims and resume/curriculum vitae.

Information regarding how to prepare your application and write an effective statement of claims is available on our website information for applicants

As part of your role, you may be required to travel to any one of USC's locations.

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USC values diversity, enables access and promotes inclusion.

USC strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.