First listed on: 29 November 2018

Practice Leader

Institute of Public Policy and Governance

This role presents a fantastic opportunity for an experienced senior manager with a background in research and consulting to join this driven and dynamic team at the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance.

As Practice Leader, you will be responsible for leadership of externally funded consultancy activities in social research and evaluations for the Institute for Public Policy and Governance. This will include responsibility for management of a team of 10 Senior Research and Research Officers. You will have three direct reports - the Managers of local government, social research and evaluation and social planning practice branches.

You will work directly with the Director to support delivery of externally funded social research and consultancy against targets, to inform strategic direction and to drive practice improvement.

 About the Institute

 The Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG) at the University of Technology Sydney is comprised of a leading group of researchers and practitioners in the areas of public administration and policy, social research, evaluations, stakeholder engagement, and leadership.

 We undertake research and evaluation for a wide range of public, non-profit and for-profit organisations; and provide 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 in 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 work successfully 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 termbasis for 3 years.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for IRC120586, please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria - click on the apply button to be taken to the relevant page to download the position description.  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. 

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC120586.

Enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Enquiries on the role may be directed to Roberta Ryan, via email at

Closing Date: Monday 7th January 2019 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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