Operations Manager

Randwick, Australia
04 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About UNSW

The objective of UNSW’s 2025 Strategy is to become Australia’s global university. Our ambition for the next decade is to propel UNSW into the world’s top 50 universities. We believe that a great university, which is a global leader in discovery, innovation, education and thought leadership, can make a difference to the lives of people in Australia and around the world.

The 2025 Strategy commits UNSW to work with government, industry and the community to translate research advances into social progress and economic prosperity. UNSW aspires to be increasingly known for its focus on innovation, the scale and extent of interactions involving staff, students and alumni with industry, business, government and with our community partners.

To achieve our ambitions we plan to ensure that our organisational support functions operate efficiently across the University. As we realign our organisation and systems to an optimised shared service environment, a wide range of inspiring, challenging and exciting opportunities have been created to support our plans for the future

The Operations unit is a centralised team providing services to the Faculty in areas of School management, projects, administrative support, teaching support and Work Integrated Learning. The team coordinates a range of functions in order to produce streamlined and effective operations across the Faculty. 

About the role

  • Attractive remuneration including bonus provision and 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time 

The Operations Manager will be responsible for delivering strategic and operational services to the Faculty whilst developing and implementing Faculty-wide shared services in line with School and Centre requirements. The position will provide high-level advice, support, project leadership, rigorous monitoring and follow-up of action plans to ensure the smooth running of the Faculty’s operational and shared service delivery.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and/or extensive relevant leadership and management experience 
  • Proven experience in high level financial management, budgeting, reporting and analysis
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic and operational planning
  • Experience in providing leadership in administrative and office management at an executive level

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Melissa Roughley, Faculty Executive Director

E: m.roughley@unsw.edu.au

T: (61 2) 9385 8521

Applications close: 15 November 2017