Manager Technical Services, Health

Boroondara, Australia
22 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Focused on high-impact global research and high-quality teaching
  • HEW 8, $92,838 - $100,221 plus 17% super
  • Full-time, ongoing, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne 

Swinburne University of Technology has a long, proud history of educating and training students for over 100 years.  Swinburne focuses on providing high-quality, career-oriented education with strong links to industry and the community.  Swinburne currently has over 54,000 students.

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

Under the broad direction of the Associate Director Technical Services, the Manager Technical Services - Health is responsible for the overall day to day management of physical and human resources under their direction within the Faculty of Health Arts & Design teaching and research laboratories across the Health Discipline. The Health discipline will include Bio-Medical Science, Anatomy, Dietetics, Nutrition, Sports Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.

The Manager Technical Services - Health is responsible for providing a high level of technical support and advice for all key stakeholders within the faculty of health arts and design.

The incumbent will be expected to provide technical advice, support and training to Technical staff and students as well as manage specific high-level equipment and safety systems and processes.

This position carries significant responsibility and will require a broad range of skills; and the ability to exercise judgement, initiative, discretion and independence while interacting daily with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

It is expected that this position work closely with academic, research and Faculty technical staff on a day-to-day basis to ensure effective and efficient delivery of support services across all stakeholders of the faculty. 

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant degree / postgraduate qualifications and relevant experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training in a relevant health / science discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and students in a laboratory and educational environment and to be able to apply a broad range of technical knowledge and experience to a team and other key stakeholders as required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legislation and compliance relating to legislation and standards, such as WorkSafe, AS2243, OGTR, NICNAS, SSBA, NATA, BICON, the Code for Chemicals of Security Concern, Poisons Permits and the Defence Trade Controls Act

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


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How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Cameron Young, Manager Technical Services on +61 3 9214 8135 or email

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 2218_12/17_A1

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 15 January 2018

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