Position Details
Reference Number 13282
Position Title Head of Training Services
Employment Type Contract Full Time
Division RACS
Location Melbourne
Hours 35.00
Position Summary

Head of Training Services 

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), formed in 1927, is a non-profit organisation leading surgical performance, professionalism and improving patient care in Australia and New Zealand.  With the appointment of a new Executive General Manager for Education early in 2019, RACS is committed to creating a modern, relevant and forward-looking Education portfolio.  We are looking for outstanding leaders to join the Education Leadership Team in this time of positive transformation to meet the future education needs and learning outcomes of its Fellows, Trainees and International Medical Graduates.  For more info visit: www.surgeons.org

The Role (Full time)

As an experienced and effective leader, this role has the primary responsibility of ensuring the provision of efficient and effective management of the RACS Surgical Education and Training (SET) program and using their extensive relationship and stakeholder management skills will be responsible for the provision of support to the RACS Surgical Training Boards (STBs).  With oversight of the Specialist Training Program, this role will also ensure the fulfillment of the contract with the Federal Government.

The role will be offered on a 2 year contract.

As the ideal candidate you will have:

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree and substantial relevant work experience in the administration and project management ideally of medical training
  • Experience in working collaboratively across stakeholders with excellent relationship building skills and a proven ability to effectively liaise and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels
  • Outstanding people leadership skills with demonstrable experience in managing teams of professionals with proven experience in building high performing teams in an educational context
  • Superior interpersonal skills with well-developed written and verbal communication skills, proven ability to present, persuade, advocate, negotiate and motivate and prepare correspondence, reports and briefs on complex and sensitive issues.
  • Extensive program management experience demonstrated through the management of several large programs simultaneously within a service environment


To apply for the role please submit your application by clicking on the “Apply Now’ button and submit a CV and detailed covering letter (in Word or PDF format) addressed to Julian Archer, Executive General Manager, Education specifically addressing the following:

  • How your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role
  • Your top 3 strengths and how these contribute to your success
  • What appeals to you about working at RACS?

Applications close Sunday 28th April 2019. Interviews will commence on receipt of relevant applications so don't delay. 

Enquiries relating to the role requirements can be directed to Julian Archer, Executive General Manager Education on +61 (0)3 9249 1291. General enquiries can be directed to careers@surgeons.org however; applications emailed to this address will not be accepted.

RACS promotes diversity - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria Essential: Please confirm your total salary package expectations (including superannuation).
Essential: Please indicate when would you be available to commence the role.
Contact Person Julian Archer
Contact Number 0392491291
Closing Date 28/04/2019
Position Description
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