ARC Training, Centre Manager

RMIT University

Australia: Melbourne - Bundoora
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Education & Training

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  • Part-Time (0.66FTE), fixed term for 5 years, Bundoora West campus
  • Pivotal leadership role for ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource
  • Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

About us:

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource:

The $6.6 million ARC Training Centre for the Transformation of Australia’s Biosolids Resource will bring together expertise from 20 national and international partners from Australia, the UK and US including universities, water management authorities and industry.

In partnership with the consortium, the Centre will develop new applications and market opportunities in the biosolids sector, as well as deliver cost savings for industry and better results for the environment and develop a group of highly-trained industry-ready researchers that will develop more sustainable, improved technologies, and enhanced use of biosolids products.

About you:

Reporting to the Centre Director, the Centre Manager represents a key position within the newly created Training Centre and is critical to the delivering of the Centre’s objectives.

Working in close partnership with the Director, senior academic, technical and administrative representatives from partner organisations, the Centre Manager will oversee all day to day operations of the Centre. This will include, but not limited to:

  • Providing oversight of the Centre’s project portfolio;
  • Training experiences for PhD students and earlier career researchers;
  • Journal and intellectual property outputs; and
  • Finances.

As the successful candidate, you will have:

  • Demonstrated managerial experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegiately with a broad cross-section of professionals to achieve significant outcomes; and
  • Demonstrate advanced organisational skills and ability to effectively compile significant reports including those providing financial oversight.

Previous operational experience within an ARC Training or Centre of Excellence if preferred, but not essential.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work:

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency three years in a row!
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey. 

To Apply:

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact:

 HEW 8 - ARC Training, Centre Manager.pdf


We are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email or call Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s).

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.


Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at

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