RMIT University

Job Description



Full Time, Continuing Position
Salary HEW 9 ($124,474 – $133,367) + 17% Superannuation
Based at the Melbourne CBD campus but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University.

About the Role
Are you a highly motivated and experienced people leader with a passion for leading diverse teams, driving continuous improvement and managing a broad portfolio of operations? We are currently seeking a talented and versatile Manager, Operations who excels in fast-paced environments, possesses strong people leadership skills, and embraces a mindset of continuous improvement in all aspects of their work.

Not sure you have the right experience? Let us determine that!
Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups often do not apply for roles when they think they might not meet every key selection criteria, when in fact they do! We are dedicated to establishing an inclusive, diverse and passionate team, and encourage all interested applicants to submit their applications.

The Manager, Operations will be responsible for:
Leading a team in the provision of services relating to specialist technical support in physical spaces such as labs, studios and other facilities. The role will support staff, students and partners to achieve teaching, and commercial outcomes through effective leadership and management of the day-to-day operations that support physical teaching spaces and resources.
Engage in audits and risk assessments for the College and feed into an overall risk register. The role will monitor and report Health, Safety & Wellbeing and relevant actions through the HSW committees and groups.
Operate closely with Directors and Team Leaders to provide advice on strategic procurement options for VE and Industry clusters.
Leading the Facilities and IT asset management for the College of VE including leasing, purchasing, maintenance and refreshment
Supporting College-wide activities including leadership and implementation of change initiatives, and engagement in projects designed to meet strategic objectives.
To excel in this role, we are looking for candidates who possess:
People Leadership: Substantial experience in leading, motivating and managing a large team of staff to be service-focused, flexible and responsive to changing needs. Experience coaching, developing and mentoring teams.
Flexibility and adaptability: Experience managing a broad and diverse remit of work with the ability to adapt to changing priorities, manage competing demands, and respond to unexpected challenges in a flexible and agile manner. Experience leading teams through change to be comfortable with ambiguity, while ensuring that the overall College goals are met.
Continuous improvement mindset: Demonstrated experience with identifying areas for improvement and implementing changes that increase efficiency, productivity, and profitability.
Asset and equipment management: Experience in resource management that can demonstrate the ability to manage assets and equipment effectively, including planning, procurement, maintenance, and replacement. The ability to develop and implement asset management plans, scheduling maintenance activities, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards, and managing inventory with the ability to identify opportunities for improving asset utilisation, reducing costs, and enhancing the overall performance of the College’s assets and equipment.
Communication skills: Demonstrated high level communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to maintain effective relationships internally and externally to deliver agreed outcomes. High level of digital literacy and IT skills and the ability to learn new technology quickly.
Health, Safety and Wellbeing: Experience with health, safety, and wellbeing management in the workplace. Experience working with relevant regulations and standards.
Relevant qualification and substantial relevant experience in working with teams to achieve business outcomes.
If you are a motivated individual with a passion for operational excellence, we invite you to apply for the Manager of Operations position. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our staff, students, and partners while contributing to the strategic objectives of our college.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the College of Vocational Education
The purpose of RMIT’s College of Vocational Education is to empower learners and our industry, community and government partners to succeed in the new world of work. Our five-year strategic roadmap, ALiVE@RMIT, purposefully guides everything we do in vocational education to deliver our vision: to position RMIT as a leading multi-sector provider with global impact and influence.
Led by Deputy Vice Chancellor, the College of VE is reimagining how we deliver vocational education to create unique experiences for our students and partners, so we can:
lead in practice-based learning
empower learners for the future of work
engage industry and community at scale
grow for impact and influence

The College of VE is delivering impact through transformation that creates long-term change.
Planning and Resources
Our planning and resources function puts the student at the centre of our thinking through a precinct-based approach that delivers the right support where it is needed most. This enables us to deliver a consistent student and staff experience with differentiation between whole of college services and bespoke units or functions.

To Apply
Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing the key selection criteria and your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description linked below or contact Medina (Talent Acquisition) via email
[email protected].

Position Description – Manager, Operations
Applications Close:
5 June 2023 11.59 pm
RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.
At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via
[email protected]
or visit our Careers page for more contact information –
We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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