Research Support Capability Partner

University of Melbourne
March 13, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,137 - $124,622
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 2 yea
Working Time:Full time
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Research Support Capability Partner

Job no: 0047621 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 2 years Department: Research, Innovation & Commercialisation Salary: UOM 8 - $115,137 - $124,622 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Make your mark and help to shape the research areas in the University of Melbourne
  • Lead the organisational development and build capability for researchers
  • 17% super, excellent benefits, and a flexible hybrid work environment!
  • About the Role This is a brand-new role in which you can really make your mark and help to shape the research areas in the University of Melbourne. You will will lead the organisational development to ensure that our cross division/portfolio teams have the right capability and resources in the right places to support achievement of the University's Research aspirations.

    Research at The University of Melbourne is a dynamic and growing environment and your work will span across the Chief Operating Officer's Portfolio (predominantly in Research, Innovation and Commercialisation), Faculty and Chancellery Research and Enterprise teams. As well as organisational development and building capability in these areas, you will work on internal staff development, coaching and training as well as through the recruitment of external talent.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Organisational Development team, provide strategic advice to Research support professional staff leadership on best practice in organisational capability development and design. Make recommendations and lead the implementation of endorsed recommendations
  • Promote, develop and enhance the University's “Investing in Research Support Professionals” platform University-wide.
  • Provide strategic and practical hands-on support to implement talent management and succession planning processes for current and future key research professional support roles.
  • Provide guidance to hiring managers on the process of recruitment, induction and upskill new hiring managers.
  • Who we are looking for We are looking for an exceptional communicator, a skilled relationship and stakeholder manager with well-rounded negotiation and influencing skills. You should have the gravitas needed to build relationships with senior individuals, and be an excellent problem-solver with discretionary judgement.

    You will also have:

  • Qualification, or an equivalent combination of relevant extensive experience and/or education/training.
  • Project management experience, including working within a budget, to deliver creative and effective outcomes.
  • Experience in a management position in a values driven sector or organisation.
  • Experience in leading complex, muti-faceted programs.
  • Proven experience in designing, implementing and managing medium-large scale capability building and workforce planning projects.
  • Experience developing, maintaining and implementing policy and procedures.
  • Exceptional ability to think creatively and apply innovative concepts when providing advice, and to review outcomes to inform future advice.
  • High-level of digital literacy, proven ability to utilise technology to drive creative solutions to problems.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

    To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    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 any reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    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: //

    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 the Professional Talent Acquisition Team via email at Professional- [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application with this email address.

    Applications close: Wednesday 13th March 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

    Position Description: 0047621Research Support Capability PartnerPD.pdf

    Advertised: 28 Feb 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 13 Mar 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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