First listed on: 16 July 2018

Deputy Director
Institute of Public Policy and Governance
UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.  
This role presents a fantastic opportunity for an experienced executive with a background in commercial research and consulting to join this driven and dynamic team at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance.
As Deputy Director you will be responsible for the effective and efficient professional management of key strategic and operational services within the institute. This encompasses direct responsibility for key strategic, service delivery and stakeholder engagement functions including:
• industry and UTS-wide engagement;
• leadership and direction of the Institute’s consulting services and teaching and learning program;
• leading the planning, procurement and delivery of those services; and
• overall Institute management responsibilities, including ensuring the timely delivery of quality services in a cost-effective manner.
You will work directly with the Director to provide strategic leadership and management in the implementation and achievement of the goals set out in the relevant business and strategic plans..
The Deputy Director represents the Institute in a wide range of forums including senior liaison with key clients and partners; sector positioning; and contract negotiations.
About the Institute
The Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG) at the University of Technology Sydney is a leading group of researchers and practitioners in the areas of public administration and policy, social research, stakeholder engagement, and leadership. 
We undertake applied social, behavioural and academic research, policy advisory, graduate education and professional development training.
The IPPG team works closely with and maintains extensive professional networks within the university and with governments; industry; not-for-profit and community-based organisations across Australia and internationally.
About You
With demonstrated leadership at a senior level within the contemporary public policy/corporate governance sector or related environment you will have commercial consulting experience, including the delivery and contracting of projects and demonstrated overall effective management of resources. 
You will see yourself as the type of individual who can work effectively as a member of a senior executive team with the political nous to navigate a varied stakeholder landscape.  
With proven ability in leading multi-disciplinary teams, working in a complex service environment and demonstrated experience in business development and improvement you will be able to successfully work in partnership with business and industry, government and the community.
Remuneration & Benefits
Base Salary Range: An attractive and competitive salary package will be negotiated with the appointee.(SSG1)
This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. 
Our commitment to work/life support includes benefits such as flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and support to carers.
This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 3 years.
How To Apply
Prior to commencing your application for IRC112770, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply link to be taken to the relevant page. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. 
Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.
As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing. 
Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC112770 . 
Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.
Specific enquiries on the role may be directed to Roberta Ryan, via email at
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:   14th August, 2018 at 11.59pm (AEST)
Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.
Please note: We are only accepting on-line applications for this post, however, if you have a disability that makes it difficult for you to provide us with information in this way, please contact the Recruitment Team for assistance. 
We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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