Manager (Natural, Agricultural and Social Sciences)

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 05 Dec 2021

Job no:508070
Work type:full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Technical/Laboratory support


  • Full-time, ongoing appointment
  • Salary range: Level 8, $101,337 – $110,766 plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

This position sits with the team that underpins training and learning across the broad Field of Education of “Natural, Agricultural and Social Sciences” and may include disciplines such as animal biology, plant biology, archaeology, geography and the characterisation/analysis of environmental materials, including the curation of associated resources. This team supports teaching both on and off campus which may include fieldwork.

About the opportunity

You will be responsible for providing a high level of discipline specific technical expertise and management to support academic staff, technical staff and students with any practical activities or research productivity.

You will manage a team of teaching technicians to ensure effective and high quality operations are delivered within specified timelines and budget, liaising with Laboratory Supervisors, Unit Coordinators and key academic and professional staff. You will work closely with the Manager (Training and Learning Facilities) to develop and implement policies and procedures to support safe practices of work.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Extensive relevant technical experience at an appropriate level
  • Extensive experience engaging various internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to consult and negotiate with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and manage diverse teams
  • Knowledge of relevant policies and procedures for the administration of infrastructure and Occupational Health & Safety

This position will require you to hold a current ‘C’ class manual driver’s license and the ability to fit the physical requirements of the position. Working with animals and some after-hours and weekend work may be required.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. In preparing your application you are asked to submit curriculum vitae and a document clearly addressing the selection criteria to demonstrate that you meet the criteria. 

Please see the position description prior to applying:   Manager (Natural Agricultural and Social Sciences).pdf

Following the closing date, your application will be reviewed by a Selection Panel and you will be notified of next steps. If your application has been shortlisted to progress to the next stage, please note panel interview may be held on the week commencing 6th or 13th December 2021.  

Closing date: 11.55 PM AWST on Sunday, 5 December 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020. 


Advertised:10 Nov 2021 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:05 Dec 2021 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time


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