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Director Safe and Fair Community Unit

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Student Services, Human Resources, Legal & Compliance

Director Safe and Fair Community Unit

  • Influence successful team outcomes
  • Drive leading industry practice
  • Full-time role with excellent benefits

Your New Role

In this mission-critical role, you will oversee the delivery of key services and maintain the University’s ordinances, policies, strategies, operational plans, and public resources relevant to the remit of the unit.  To deliver a quality assured suite of services and resources that are aligned with the strategic direction, you will ensure systematic integration with other key services such as People and Wellbeing, Legal and Governance, Safety and Security and Student Accommodation. This also includes setting the strategic priorities for and drawing on national good practice to ensure delivery of high-quality provision of the services  and processes that support the wellbeing and psychological safety of students and staff, including the institution’s single point of contact for all complaints, concerns and misconduct matters and the University’s student counselling and broader wellbeing services in the context of the University’s overall people and wellbeing framework.  You will shape the structure, culture and performance of the team, ensuring alignment to University strategy and that procedures and processes are responsive to changing strategic priorities, community need and performance expectations.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social, and cultural future of Tasmania and, from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The University recognises that achieving this vision depends on the people we employ and on creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused.

The Safe and Fair Community Unit (SaFCU) provides institution-wide responses, services and processes that support the wellbeing and psychological and physical safety of students, staff and our broader University community. SaFCU is the University’s single point of referral for all complaints, concerns and misconduct matters reported by staff, students, or members of public regarding University students or staff in the conduct of their work and study.

What you’ll need to succeed

Demonstrated expertise in leading skilled teams that respond to complex and sensitive people issues, together with your ability to synthesize and communicate complex & confidential information to a range of multiple audiences will see you succeed in this role. Detailed knowledge and understanding of national and international higher education issues, developments, and trends relevant to the remit of the portfolio will enable you to provide ongoing quality assurance and improvement across the board. You will actively show empathy for others and as an influencer and people centric collaborator, your leadership will enable us to maintain a focus on innovative and contemporary outcomes. 

What’s On Offer

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive and collaborative working environments enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community. On offer is a full time ongoing opportunity, with a competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation and assistance with relocation. In addition, we offer a myriad of staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

How to apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you! To apply online, please provide your up to date CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience. Your application also needs to include a full response to the Selection Criteria which is outlined in the Position Description.

For further information about this position, please contact Stephanie Taylor, Executive Director, Student Life and Enrichment Stephanie.Taylor@utas.edu.au

Applications close Sunday, 12 December 2021, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Director Safe and Fair Community Unit.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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