Industry and Innovation Lead - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 09/11/2023
REF: CITiil0923
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Industry and Innovation Lead

Close Date: 09/11/2023
REF: CITiil0923

Does establishing relationships, researching emerging trends and building successful commercial education and training partnerships inspire and excite you?

Are you interested in playing a pivotal role in unlocking the future of vocational education and training in Canberra?

Do you enjoy developing and implementing innovative programs and strategic initiatives?

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team in the newly created position of Industry and innovation Lead.

Details: The Industry and Innovation Lead is a key education leadership position responsible for initiating and leading activities relating to industry engagement and strategic relations, and growing innovative commercial education and training partnerships across CIT. We are seeking someone who can build on our connections with industry and enable us to continue to grow our business, by ensuring all CIT programs are aligned with industry expectations and outcomes.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Education Futures and Students, the Industry and Innovation Lead is responsible for scanning the global environment to explore current and emerging ideas, trends and technologies and their potential application to CIT’s education strategy and initiatives. The position will work proactivity with key government stakeholders, including Economic Development (Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate), on ACT Government priorities, and strategies for the future economic development of the ACT and the region.

Anticipating and exploring the potential of new ideas to enhance CIT’s teaching, learning and the student experience is a key focus of this position. This will be done by fostering productive partnerships and business relationships, including with other tertiary education sector organisation and schools. Promoting the CIT brand will come naturally to the successful applicant, as will the ability to expand commercial partnerships, build capacity and identify opportunities for growth and improvement.

We are looking for an ambitious, collaborative leader with a proven track record in researching current trends, building strategic partnerships and expertise in project design. The successful candidate will have experience in understanding the pathway from innovation to implementation, whilst building and maintain strong internal and external relationships. The successful applicant requires a commitment to of the principles of the Respect Equity and Diversity (RED) Framework, Work Health and Safety, the ACT Public Service Values and Signature Behaviours and CIT Cultural Traits.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Appropriate tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as education, business, management, social sciences or communications, and/or equivalent knowledge and experience.

Remuneration: The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $242,863 – $252,564 depending on current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $215,572.

Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance-based long-term contract for a period of up to five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.


For more information on the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), visit:


To apply: please click on ‘APPLY ONLINE’ using reference CITiil0923, addressing your cover letter and resume to Sharyn Gowans of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information. Your application should include:

  • A brief covering letter clearly quoting CITiil0923
  • A complete and current curriculum vitae (maximum of five pages)
  • A statement of claims detailing your experience relevant to the position and in line with the position requirements and Executive Capabilities outlined in the candidate information pack (no more than two pages)


Career interest categories:

  • Education, Teaching and Training
  • Executive and Statutory Offices
  • Leaders and Senior Management
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