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School Manager, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Work type: Full time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Management

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:     

  • One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities 
  • Strong commitment to staff development and learning      
  • Strong commitment to work life and family balance     
  • Generous superannuation opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

About the School:

UNSW Canberra delivers university services at the Australian Defence Force Academy under the unique partnership between the Department of Defence and UNSW.   UNSW Canberra is a leader in military education and research and the only military focused university college of this type globally with more than 2000 students, and 400 academic and professional staff. UNSW Canberra offers a diverse suite of degree programs at undergraduate, postgraduate, coursework and research levels, including specialised courses for Defence personnel and associated industry, including a range of executive programs.  

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNSW Canberra shapes the minds that shape Australia, the region and the international community. The undergraduate programs are for trainee officers in the Australian Defence Force in the disciplines of English and Media Studies, History, Indonesian Studies, and International and Political Studies. Our postgraduate coursework programs are fully online, and open to all qualified applicants.

About the Role:

Role:                                School Manager, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Salary:                             Level 8 - $112,154 – 126,366 + 17% Superannuation
Term:                               Full time, 35hrs per week
Employment type:           Continuing
Location:                         Canberra, ACT

UNSW Canberra is recruiting a School Manager for the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The School Manager will ensure efficient and effective operational management of the School.  In this role you will provide leadership to the School’s professional staff who support the teaching and learning, research and external engagement activities of the School.

As a member of the School Executive, you will provide advice on a range of operational matters including financial, human, and physical resources and information management ensuring compliance with UNSW policies and procedures.  

Our Ideal Candidate:

To be successful in this role you will have:

Extensive experience and expertise in the management and delivery of services within a complex organisation.
Demonstrated ability to both lead and manage small work teams.
Budget and financial management skills.
The ability to plan, prioritise and delegate duties.


The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role. The checks that will be undertaken are listed in the Position Description. You will not be required to provide any further documentation or information regarding the checks until directly requested by UNSW.

The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. UNSW is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.

How to apply:

Please apply via our online recruitment system. In your application, please upload a 2-page pitch addressing the Skills and Experience outlined in the  Position Description. In order to view the Download File Position Description – please ensure that you allow pop-ups for Jobs@UNSW Portal.

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Professor Craig Stockings, Head of School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Applications Close: Sunday, August 14, 11:30pm AEST


Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply. UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).      

Any questions about the application process - please email

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