Office of Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Reference no. 1236/0618C
- A great opportunity to manage and coordinate the quality assurance activities across the University
- Full-time, continuing role
- SGS 1 position with a competitive remuneration package
About the opportunity
The position has responsibility for coordination, risk monitoring and internal and external reporting of quality assurance activities across the University. The incumbent will develop and manage a coordinated University Quality Framework across faculties, portfolios and professional service units that enables the University to maintain the highest quality across all functional areas and maintain our registration as a higher education provider under the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015.
In consultation with key stakeholders the incumbent will be responsible for developing a clear overarching institutional view and approach to quality assurance. This will take place in the context of complex structural change at the University during which a coordinated approach to quality assurance will be critical.
The incumbent will be responsible for identifying best practice innovations in University quality assurance that can be considered for application or adaption at the University of Sydney. This position is the point of contact for the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency on matters relating to provider registration and compliance with the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015, and holds overarching responsibility for monitoring and external and internal reporting on compliance with these standards.
Other internal and external quality reporting will also be the responsibility of this position, as required. The position represents the University on external quality networks and to government and other agencies as designated by the University’s senior executive.
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a University Quality Manager who possesses:
- a clear understanding of potential quality and compliance priorities
- demonstrated superior verbal and written communication skills
- the ability to gain large body of knowledge around policies and procedures
- an ability to quickly understand large structural changes and strategic plans for complex institutions
- the capacity to implement effective, efficient and innovative best-practice solutions
- a tertiary qualification is essential where a senior level administrative experience in a tertiary organisation is highly preferable.
Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.
We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.
How to apply
For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1236/0618C to apply.
Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position
Closing date: 11:30pm, 31 July 2018 (Sydney time)
The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.
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