Operations Manager, SQRH

Toowoomba, Australia
01 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Southern Queensland Rural Health

Southern Queensland Rural Health (SQRH) is a new joint initiative of The University of Queensland, University of Southern Queensland, Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service and South West Hospital and Health Service funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as a University Department of Rural Health.

SQRH is being established to provide high quality rural training experiences for pre-registration allied health, nursing and midwifery students in rural and remote communities across Southern Queensland with a focus on improving the recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote communities. Additionally SQRH is funded to engage with the local communities to support the delivery of training to students, maintain and progress an evidence base and the rural health research agenda, support improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, and provide regional leadership in developing innovative training solutions to address rural workforce recruitment retention.

The role

SQRH is seeking an experienced manager to manage the operational functions of SQRH to ensure its organisational and financial sustainability.

Located in Toowoomba, the Operations Manager of the SQRH is responsible for assisting the Director to establish and maintain training hubs in Toowoomba and Charleville, and any future sites identified according to community need. The Operations Manager is a member of the SQRH’s leadership team and plays a lead role in establishing and maintaining office, training and student accommodation infrastructure across rural and remote communities. The position will provide high level support to the Director.

The position is central to the ongoing development of a strong, unified and effective structure, culture and administration across a diverse range of activities within the SQRH, and is an important link with constituent partners and other key internal and external stakeholders.

The person

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated commitment to improving access for rural and remote Australians to quality health services and a willingness to work flexibly within a complex organisational environment.

Applicants should possess substantial relevant experience and management expertise in a University, health service or similar environment. Completion of a relevant postgraduate degree or progress towards postgraduate qualifications with extensive experience are considered highly desirable or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training is required.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment at HEW Level 8 until 31 December 2018 with a view to extension dependent on ongoing Commonwealth funding of the program. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811 - $104,214 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $108,589 - $121,931 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File SQRH Operations Manager Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Geoff Argus, Director, Southern Queensland Rural Health on +61 428 693 820 or g.argus@uq.edu.au.

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