Head of Planning & Governance

University of Melbourne
February 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:$143,913
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Head of Planning & Governance

Job no: 0061466 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Department: Advancement, Communications & Marketing Salary: UOM 10 – $143,913 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Lead and manage planning & governance initiatives for Communications & Marketing
  • Make your mark on a growing team with exciting projects
  • Brilliant benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!
  • About the Role Drive strategic vision and operational excellence for the University's Communications and Marketing function as our Head of Planning and Governance. You'll be the mastermind behind translating Communications and Marketing (C&M) programs into actionable plans, ensuring seamless execution and impactful results. Collaborate with the leadership team to identify opportunities, streamline processes, and champion best practices across the department. Your expertise in cross-functional planning, performance reporting, and risk management will be instrumental in shaping a future-proof C&M landscape.

    As a strategic communicator, you'll also build strong relationships with stakeholders across the University, keeping everyone informed and engaged. This is a stand-alone role where you will have influence and impact. Ready to be the architect of C&M success? We're waiting for you!

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and manage the operational rhythm of the function, focussing on integrated planning, budget management and service performance and governance reporting.
  • Proactively manage the strategic investment and operational budgets of C&M, collaborating with the Finance team to enhance tracking and forecasting activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the C&M senior leadership team to translate University-wide plans into clear operational plans, ensuring alignment with overarching goals and objectives.
  • Champion the use of key performance indicators (KPIs) for data-driven decisions, ensuring effective reporting on performance metrics to ascertain achievement of C&M objectives.
  • Who we are looking for We seek a client service champion with a stellar record. Confidently navigate senior leadership, expertly manage complex projects, and exceed expectations consistently. Your sharp mind tackles nuanced decisions, driving continuous improvement. Powerful communication skills captivate audiences, while your collaborative spirit builds trust across all levels. Elevate client service – join our team.

    You will also have:

  • Broad work experience within a relevant field and/or shared service management (preferably within the higher education sector) and a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing leadership, fostering positive team culture and guiding teams towards achieving key objectives and goals that contribute to the overall success of the division and organisation.
  • Demonstrated financial and business acumen with the proven ability to manage budgets effectively, making informed decisions that contribute to the overall sustainability of the division and organisation.
  • Proven expertise in planning, governance and technical proficiency, with a focus on managing cross-functional programs within a large and complex organisations.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your new team – “Advancement, Communications and Marketing“ University's Communications and Marketing function provides strategic, advisory and operational services to support the academic mission and the University strategy. It fosters a culture of best practice and collaboration across the University's communication and marketing teams and stakeholders and uses data-driven insights to inform decision-making across the University.

    What we offer you! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

    The University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Susan via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    Applications close: Friday 16th of February 2024 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

    Position Description: PD Head of Planning & Governance PD SM 1 FINAL (3) (1).docx

    Advertised: 02 Feb 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 16 Feb 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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