First listed on: 14 January 2019

General Manager, Technical Services
Faculty of Science

• Exciting opportunity to utilise your people leadership skills to effect change and growth
• Senior role as part of the Faculty Executive Team
• Join a diverse and inclusive faculty within the STEM area

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

About the role

This role will see you taking responsibility for leading the Faculty's Technical Services teams to enable excellence in the core activities of teaching, research and industry engagement.
You will be a member of the Faculty Executive, Faculty Board, Resources & Infrastructure Management Committee and Technical Services Management Committee; as such, the role participates in key decision-making processes of the Faculty.

Directing the resourcing of the Faculty in relation to technical, infrastructure and operational matters you will contribute to the development of the faculty strategic plan, taking responsibility for the implementation of the technical and infrastructure aspects of this plan across the faculty.

As the advisor to the Faculty Executive on Technical Services operations and facilities across multiple disciplines you will ensure that a high standard of technical support is available to all staff and students in order to fulfil the teaching and research goals of the Faculty.

You will also be responsible for planning and leading the Faculty’s strategic infrastructure and systems projects and ensuring they support the faculty’s strategic plan and meet legislative and UTS governance requirements.

About the Faculty

UTS Science contributes significantly to UTS’s vision through its achievements.
Our vision is to deliver practice-oriented, globally relevant and research-focused courses, producing graduates for the global workplace. Our mission is supported by high impact research in a vibrant and inclusive environment strengthened by world-class facilities and constant interaction with the scientific professions and its community.

Our academics are experts in their fields with a wealth of knowledge and experience in academia and industry. We have a cohort of world-renowned Distinguished Professors who make distinct enrichments to the Faculty’s teaching, research and leadership activities.

We have one of the best science teaching and research facilities in Australia. We invest in science and facilities that facilitate discovery and futuristic science. Our recent pride is the Super Lab, one of only three in Australia.

About you

Your innate ability to understand and translate stakeholders’ needs providing tailored and efficient solutions will ensure your success in the role.

A born communicator, you will have a passion for leading and developing large, highly productive, client-focused teams. This is a rare opportunity to truly effect change for the better, providing you with the ability to shape the future of Technical Services at the Faculty of Science. We very much look forward to receiving your application.

Remuneration & Benefits
Base Salary Range: An attractive and competitive salary package will be negotiated with the appointee. Salary packaging is also available.

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary

The initial term of the appointment will be five years. The University will determine re-appointment to a further term after consultation with the appointee and following a performance review towards the conclusion of the initial term.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply button to be taken to the relevant page and download the Position Description from the UTS website.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.  Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC122669.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date: Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 11.59pm(AEST)

Please note that interviews will be taking place on March 4th and 5th

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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