Executive Director
University of New South Wales

Executive Director - Maridulu Budyari Gumal, Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE)

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Work type: Full-time, Part-time
Location: Sydney, NSW, Other location
Categories: Professional Leadership

SPHERE is a nationally unique coming-together of 14 leading organisations, a partnership created to solve this century’s biggest health challenges. To move healthcare into the future and leave no one behind.

SPHERE aims to accelerate clinical research and innovation and rapidly translate new knowledge to improve health outcomes and deliver better value care for patients, families and the broader community.

The Organisation

Maridulu Budyari Gumal – the Sydney Partnership for Health Education, Research and Enterprise( SPHERE) is one of Australia’s Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres, bringing together the research, innovation and education ‘engine rooms’ in leading universities, health services and medical research institutes with the ‘front-line’ of healthcare delivery in our local health districts and health networks in Eastern, South Eastern and South Western Sydney. 

The Opportunity

The position is an exceptional opportunity for a high calibre leader to continue to transform the health environment in New South Wales and Australia more broadly by linking outstanding research with top quality education across all organisations involved in the SPHERE partnership. The aim is to deliver better healthcare and to generate economic benefits for the Sydney sector.

The Executive Director will be central in driving the shape, development and success of SPHERE into the future.  An outstanding, internationally renowned clinical academic and first-class advocate, the Executive Director will focus on developing and maintaining strong relationships and effective collaborations across the Partnership, and more widely, to ensure high levels of engagement and commitment from partner organisations.

The Executive Director, who will be appointed for a five year, fixed term with flexible work location arrangements, will lead a highly professional team to develop, manage, and promote the vision and strategy for SPHERE through its next 5 years.

Key focus areas include:

  • Working with the SPHERE Council to achieve the strategic objectives for SPHERE
  • Establishing the next 5-year plan that incorporates a diligent accreditation process, as well as meeting several outcome measures and targets to maintain the performance of the SPHERE both nationally and internationally.

Portfolio Areas:

  • Clinical Academic Groups
  • Strategic Programs and Research-enabling Platforms
  • National Systems Level Initiatives

About the successful applicant:

You are a clinical academic with significant senior leadership success, as well as the ambition to play a pivotal role in making SPHERE a truly international centre-for-excellence in service delivery that is at the forefront of translational research, innovation and teaching.

To apply:  If leading collaboration in clinical research, innovation, and knowledge translation to deliver improved health care is of interest to you, please submit your Cover Letter, CV and Responses to Skills and Experience (nominated in the Position Description).


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: shiree.thomas@unsw.edu.au

T:02 9065 7058

Applications close: 11:55pm Monday 8th February 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply. 

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

Advertised: 11 Jan 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 08 Feb 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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