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The Faculty of Health Sciences has recently undergone changes to consolidate and align the fieldwork placement activities from each School into a centralised team.

The Fieldwork Manager is responsible for the leadership and management of the Faculty's fieldwork placements. This includes management and coordination of the Faculty's fieldwork delivery team and enhancing communication between the Schools, Faculty, University and external stakeholders.

Strategic relationship and contract management skills are essential to the delivery of this role, existing experience in the healthcare and/ or higher education sectors will also set you up for long-term success.

Your leadership, communication and customer service skills will enable you to effectively monitor and measure the critical success factors of the area's activities and services, ensuring continuous improvement, and appropriate use of key performance indicators.

Essential Criteria:

  • Highly effective interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to consult, negotiate and build relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated effective planning, management and leadership skills with the ability to achieve strategic business outcomes through effective and efficient resource management.
  • Highly developed organisational skills with the ability to coordinate projects requiring the support and participation of individuals from various levels and parts of an organisation, managing multiple and often competing tasks.
  • Demonstrated values-led leadership experience, including demonstrated capacity to initiate, lead and manage change in response to a challenging and evolving environment.
  • ​Demonstrated experience in and commitment to the implementation of best practice, continual improvement and client-focused service delivery standards to deliver effective and efficient customer services
  • To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Shirene Varendorff, General Manager on [email protected]

    About us

    Curtin's Faculty of Health Sciences has four academic schools that deliver a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research (HDR) courses.

    The four academic Schools are Curtin Medical School, Curtin School of Allied Health, Curtin School of Nursing and Curtin School of Population Health. Together, the four schools educate more health professionals than any other Western Australian tertiary institution.

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

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    Please provide a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

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    Applications close: Friday, 22 September 2023, 6:00 pm AWST

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check. As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered. Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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    Fieldwork Manager


    Curtin University of Technology




    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 22, 2023

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    About the employer

    Curtin University is a future-focused university based in the scenic city of Perth, Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

    The University is recognised for its strengths in teaching and research innovation, which is reflected in its standing as Western Australia’s top public university for graduate and postgraduate employment, according to the Good Universities Guide 2021.

    We were established in 1966 as the ‘Western Australian Institute of Technology’, before gaining university status and changing our name to ‘Curtin’ in 1987 in honour of the former Australian Prime Minister.

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