Business Manager

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Jan 14, 2022

Job Description:

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About - Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) is a respected leader in the field of public health education, research and knowledge exchange.

The MSPGH was established in 2001 as the first school of its kind in Australia with a vision to make a difference in the population and public health sphere - building on the substantial assets of our University to advance public health in communities nationally and internationally - with a strong focus on Indigenous peoples.

Since its inception, the School has grown rapidly in size, scope and reputation and consistently attracts leading academics and researchers who bring considerable skills, insights and expertise.

About the Role
The Business Manager is a key member of the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health’s professional staff team with ­­responsibility for strategic and operational management to ensure the growth and success of the Centres, School and broader Faculty and University in research, teaching and engagement. The incumbent will manage the complex relationships of academics, their grants, funders and staffing requirements.

This is an interesting and challenging role focused on high quality, customer-centric strategic and specialist research portfolio support within the MSPGH ensuring the effective management of project budgets, compliant contract administration and important stakeholder relationships. It has core responsibility for resource and operational management across a portfolio of units, which includes project management, financial, human resources and infrastructure oversight and will also support School-wide or Centre projects and development initiatives.

In a typical week at work, you may:

This is an exciting opportunity to utilise and further develop your business management and relationship management skills in a diverse role. Please note multiple positions are available. Appointments for these positions will be made for up to 18 months and are suitable for part-time work arrangements.

About You
You will be a natural communicator with highly-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships and manage a complex stakeholder network. You will have the organisational skills necessary to autonomously and proactively manage your workload and competing priorities to meet customer expectations.

Ideally, you will further have:

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Be Yourself
At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements: