Team Leader, Employment Services

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus

Come join Swinburne and play a key role in the University’s strategic goals on employability and Work Integrated Learning (WIL).

About the Job
As our new Team Leader, Employment Services you will be responsible for the design and delivery of tailored employer services that meet the needs of the students and employers. You will lead a team of service-driven staff who are responsible for advising business, industry and community on the service-offerings and channels Swinburne provides for student and graduate employment. This role and the team are responsible for implementing employer services that are aligned to the University’s strategic goals on employability and Work Integrated Learning (WIL).

This role reports to the Manager, Employer engagement and will also lead the design and delivery of an employer service recruitment agency model as part of Swinburne Talent to provide more tailored specialist services delivered in an effective way to support and increase student employment outcomes. To achieve this, you will be a natural collaborator, connecting with a wide range of internal stakeholders across the university and external stakeholders. As part of the role, you will also develop and provide policy recommendations to the Manager, Employment Engagement for the services managed by the team.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or extensive experience and management expertise in technical or administrative fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
• Significant experience and proven expertise in the leadership and management of an operational workgroup
• Demonstrated experience in developing and adapting procedures and processes to achieve objectives, operating within a complex organisational structure
• A high standard of interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work both independently and collaboratively

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.
How to apply and further information
To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Deb McDonald (Interim Director, Employability) via email

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact
Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 9th April 2021.

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