University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Director, Campus Operations


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About UQ

For more than a century, The University of Queensland has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. Across our 4 campuses, UQ's 7,410 staff and 55,000+ students deliver and experience unparalleled teaching, learning and research excellence that creates positive change globally. UQ ranks among the world's top universities and this role plays a pivotal part in creating and maintaining a world class campus to support their reputation.

About This Opportunity

We are currently searching for an experienced Director, Campus Operations to take responsibility for the overall management of Campus Operations, incorporating Facilities Management, Maintenance, Hard and Soft Service Contracts, Security, Landscaping, Health Safety and Wellness, Mail Room, Warehouse, Systems Improvement and Logistics. This role plays a critical role in ensuring that all UQ's Queensland campuses operate in a safe, secure, fit for purpose environment, providing leadership both within and external to the University. This role will work closely with UQ's Senior Executive and with various networks within and outside UQ to help the University harness its full transdisciplinary capabilities to partner with stakeholders and deliver profound and lasting impact

About You

The successful candidate will be an established executive with a strong track record of managing complex infrastructure environments and will be comfortable engaging with a range of stakeholders. You will have extensive knowledge of the delivery of operations in a large institutional context and a thorough knowledge of current trends in facilities management, cleaning, waste management and logistics in order to help achieve the University's strategic goals. Extensive experience in Campus Operations at a senior management level in a large organisation, preferably in an infrastructure institution, is critical to success in this role.

Other Information

All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check.

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability.


For more information about this opportunity or a copy of the full appointment booklet, please contact Lachlan Inch, Principal Advisor, Talent Acquisition: [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Applications close Sunday 3 March at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-35252).

    Job details


    Director, Campus Operations


    University of Queensland




    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    March 03, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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