Deputy Head of Rural Clinical School/Toowoomba Director

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    The University of Queensland Sir Fred Schonell Dr
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Part Time - Fixed Term

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The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School

The University of Queensland Rural Clinical School (UQRCS) envisages securing a self-sustaining medical workforce for regional Queensland through excellence in medical education, research and community service. With a footprint encompassing the greater part of central and western regional Queensland, the Rural Clinical School comprises four clinical sites – Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay and Toowoomba. Significant investment in people and training infrastructure at each site provides the operational focus for a network of smaller clinical training locations in host communities across the state. With a recurrent budget of up to $9 million per annum provided through the Australian Government’s Multidisciplinary Rural Health Training (MRHT) program and a capital works portfolio in excess of $20 million, UQRCS is a substantial enterprise.

More information about the UQ Rural Clinical School can be found here.

About This Opportunity

Deputy Head of UQ Rural Clinical School and Toowoomba Site Director

As Deputy Head of UQ Rural Clinical School you will provide senior management support to the Head of Rural Clinical School. Working constructively and collegially with internal and external stakeholders, the Deputy will support the Head in ensuring the requirements of the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Program are met through the activities within the Rural Clinical School and the Regional Training Hubs.

As Director you will provide effective strategic and operational leadership, management, engagement, teaching and learning and research activities at the UQRCS Toowoomba site in line with the strategic plans of the UQRCS, Faculty of Medicine and UQ. The Director is expected to fully engage with the Darling Downs and South West Hospital and Health Services, SQRH and USQ as well as the broader Toowoomba community.

This position is based at our UQ Rural Clinical School in Toowoomba, however travel will be required to work from other sites across the Darling Downs and South West Queensland regions.

Our Ideal Candidate

Alongside a medical qualification including fellowship of a specialist college (or equivalent) and eligibility for registration as a medical practitioner in the State of Queensland, the successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Proven leadership capacity at a senior level in a complex organisational environment, preferably in a health care and/or educational setting.
  • An established record of innovative teaching delivery, coordination and curriculum planning.
  • Experience in liaising and collaborating with a broad range of agencies – community, professional, industry and government - to develop partnerships and/or collaborative initiatives.
  • The ability to supervise, mentor and nurture staff with diverse skills and abilities.
  • An understanding and proficiency in the provision of medical education programs at the undergraduate and/ or postgraduate levels.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

What We Can Offer

This is a part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed term position ending 31 December 2023, at Academic Level C or D (depending on the successful candidates level of expertise).

The full-time equivalent base salary for a Level C will be in the range of $119,548- $137,846, plus super of up to 17% (total package available will be in the range of $139,871 - $161,280).

The full-time equivalent base salary for a Level D will be in the range of $143,945- $158,584, plus super of up to 17% (total package available will be in the range of $168,416 - $185,544).

The successful candidate may also be eligible for clinical loading.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File PD Deputy Head of RCS and Toowoomba Director.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Riitta Partanen via email [email protected]

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To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria



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