University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Skills Development Lead (Services)



Skills Development Lead (Services)

Job no: 0044572 Location: Parkville, Melbourne Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 5 years (30 June 2028) Department: Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC), Business Services Salary: UOM 8 – $115,137– $124,622 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Translate research into benefits for society
  • Guide and deliver skills development through online training and workshop programs
  • Work in a University environment with 17% super!
  • About the Role Join a team that provides Australian researchers with a competitive advantage through data at the University of Melbourne.

    The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is Australia's peak body for research data. We're accelerating Australian research and innovation by driving excellence in the creation, analysis and retention of high-quality data assets. The ARDC supports researchers across Australia and this role will focus on ensuring access to training and resources to enable researchers to optimise the use of ARDC Services and Products.

    Your role will have high-level leadership and expertise to guide and deliver skills development through online training and workshop programs, maximizing the uptake and effective use of the ARDC's services.

    The role is based in Melbourne, Victoria.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Design and develop face-to-face training for ARDC Services and Products, ensuring they are consistent, current, accurate and reflect current best- practice, policies and procedures.
  • Oversee delivery of ARDC's Services and Products training and community events, including scheduling, resourcing and promotion.
  • Contribute to the development, continual improvement and maintenance of online technical and non-technical training material, support material, courses and corresponding web sites for ARDC Services and Products.
  • Working with partners and researcher communities to develop focused guides on how to maximise the use of ARDC Services for their workflows (with a particular focus on ARDC Thematic Research Data Commons areas: Planet, People, HASS and Indigenous research).
  • Your new team – “Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)” https: // The Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) is a national digital research infrastructure program funded through the federal government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). The purpose of the ARDC is to provide Australian researchers with a competitive advantage through data. The ARDC is a transformational investment, partnering to facilitate a coherent research environment that will enable Australia's researchers to translate their work into benefits for society. ARDC staff are employed through multiple host institutions including the University of Melbourne, and come under the Business Services portfolio.

    About Business Services Business Services provides a full range of class leading information technology, facilities management, finance, HR and health and safety services to all operating entities of the University.

    Who we are looking for Are you interested in contributing to and improving the uptake and effective use of researcher facing services?

    The ideal candidate for this role will be an expert communicator, with the ability to advise, negotiate with and influence a range of stakeholders. You should have a proven track record in external collaboration and project coordination, with high-level organisational skills, time management and ability to independently plan and manage a complex and rapidly changing environment.

    You should also have:

  • A tertiary qualification with relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education and training.
  • Ability to conceptualise, create, implement, deliver, and review training programs and learning materials (e.g. documentation and e-learning modules), and to align these with strategic goals.
  • Expert knowledge of professional learning and development best practice.
  • Experience working with distributed teams and collaborators.
  • Proven experience in learning and using new technologies.
  • For a list of key selection criteria and further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please read the attached Position Description.

    To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    What we offer you! In addition to contributing to ground-breaking research we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

    The University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page. We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information please visit our Reconciliation page.

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    Applications close: Tuesday 3rd of October 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Advertised: 19 Sep 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 03 Oct 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Job details


    Skills Development Lead (Services)


    University of Melbourne




    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 19, 2023

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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