6 October, 2023

Operations Manager

  • Provide operational leadership to the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health to support the Faculty of Medicine and Health’s strategic research agenda
  • Work closely with First Nations people and communities to manage the planning and policy for the Centre
  • Full time fixed term position for three years with a Base Salary between $$135,820– $143,310+ 17% superannuation 


About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is now ranked 38th in the world for 2022 university rankings, moving up 5 places in the last year. Our graduate employability is 1st in Australia, and 4th in the world; our subject rankings in Medicine are rated 1st in Australia, and 18th in the world.

 As such, 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 an Operations Manager, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health to provide operational leadership for the Centre, to meet its core objectives whilst supporting the Centre and Faculty’s strategic research agenda.

Note: This position is located at our Camperdown Campus, but there will be flexibility required for the position to visit and work across all Precincts in the Faculty.

The University of Sydney supports and promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation at every level of study, work, and research. It is a core part of our purpose as a university. Preference will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, and we encourage First Nations people to apply for this position.


Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • utilise your considerable experience, business acumen and problem-solving expertise to make decisions and recommendations on broad and complex issues which impact on the operations of the Poche Centre
  • develop strategies for the management of change that support the implementation of key initiatives which may have an impact on people and other resourcing requirements of the Centre
  • establish systems, procedures, and processes to enable the operational activities of the Centre to be carried out effectively and efficiently, including developing and providing sound support for the research activities being undertaken
  • build and maintain effective working relationships with key external stakeholders, including First Nations service providers and communities, funding agencies (e.g., ARC, NHMRC), government departments (e.g., LHDs), peak bodies, and university representative groups (e.g., Go8, UA) enabling the University to influence policies, processes and systems that impact on the research performance and service delivery capabilities of the portfolio.


About you

  • experience working in partnership with First Nations communities
  • experience working on multiple projects and adapting to changes in line with overall strategy
  • possess knowledge of Indigenous culture and history, and its impact on and implications for Indigenous health issues and outcomes
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff, students, management, and external stakeholders
  • strong interpersonal and relationship building skills, and a proven track record managing a diverse group of internal/external stakeholders.


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 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

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