Director, Recruitment Operations - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 01/04/2024
REF: UOSdro0224
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Director, Recruitment Operations

Close Date: 01/04/2024
REF: UOSdro0224
  • Exciting opportunity to lead University-wide talent acquisition
  • Drive continuous improvement in contemporary recruitment practices
  • Based in Sydney with flexible work options and attractive remuneration package


About the opportunity

The Director, Recruitment Operations will lead a high performing recruitment function, driving a valued partnership model to support staff recruitment and talent acquisition across the University.  The Recruitment Operations function has three key pillars: Senior Talent Acquisition; Faculties and Schools; and Central Portfolios.  Additionally, Redeployment, Immigration and Global Mobility also sit within the function.

Reporting to the newly appointed Chief Human Resources Officer and as a key member of the HR leadership team, the Director will lead a team of approximately 70 and champion a culture of exceptional service delivery and operational excellence.

The Director will lead the function through its next stage of evolution, to optimise policies and processes, establish and coordinate governance and control frameworks, identify efficiencies and automation opportunities to build high levels of stakeholder engagement and collaboration.

About you

The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record in leading complex recruitment functions and talent acquisition on a large scale.  With outstanding people leadership skills and the ability to engage widely with key stakeholders, the Director, Recruitment Operations will bring a strategic approach and exemplary communication skills.

A values-based leadership style and the ability to nurture a motivated, outcome-driven team will be essential, as will the ability to leverage insights and innovation to elevate service delivery and build customer engagement.

Term and remuneration

The successful candidate will be offered a competitive remuneration package commensurate with the responsibilities of the position and the candidate’s relevant experience and qualifications.  The position will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract for five years.

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To apply

Please click on ‘Apply now’ using reference UOSdro0224, addressing your cover letter and resume to Sharyn Gowans, Partner.  For a confidential discussion, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out your application, please contact Sharyn on 1300 347 473 or +61 3 9016 6000.



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Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role-required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

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At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.


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