Defence & Security Institute Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Mar 2021

Attractive remuneration package on offer to the successful candidate. Total salary package offered will depend on qualifications and experience.

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University. The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Fixed-term position until December 31, 2024

Under the broad direction of the Director of the Defence and Security Institute, the Defence and Security Institute Manager will ensure that the strategic initiatives prioritised by the Institute are operationalised and reviewed in a coordinated way, working collaboratively with the Director and wider Management team.

The Defence and Security Institute Manager will oversee all operational areas including research development, funding schemes and marketing and communications. As well as operational activities they will help to develop the strategic direction of the Institute, manage major projects and support the development of major program funding applications. They will work well with staff across all Schools and Divisions of the University as well as key external stakeholders to deliver their role.

The Defence and Security Institute Manager will also be required to support other research strategic initiatives in support of the University’s research strategy, and as agreed with by the Director of the Defence and Security Institute and the Executive Director, Division of Research and Innovation.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in providing high-quality executive advice.
  • Demonstrated experience in stakeholder engagement and relationship management.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating successful outcomes, with multiple stakeholders and dependencies, within a complex organisational structure.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Defence and National Security research environment.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills knowledge and capability of all our staff. Learn more at:

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging: high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Division of Research and Innovation

The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment. 

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 28 March, 2021

Please note: The successful candidate will need to be eligible or willing and able to become eligible to hold a security clearance.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Michael Webb
Director, Defence & Security Institute
Division of Research and Innovation

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity employer, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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