Administration Manager

November 28, 2021

Job Location: Sydney CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Employer: The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
Full time

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) is the leading organisation representing Pathologists and Senior Scientists in Australasia.

Its mission is to train and support pathologists and to improve the use of pathology testing to achieve better healthcare. 

Role Overview

Reporting to the Head of Education and Assessment, the Administration Manager provides high-level leadership of the Training and Education Administration team to support the strategic and operational goals of the wider Portfolio and College. There are over 3000 members and over 700 trainees of the College practising a variety of disciplines.

As the College is in a phase of strategic development, it is an exciting time to join our team.  We look forward to welcoming a confident, experienced, and pro-active manager with a ‘Can Do’ attitude to lead and manage the delivery of training and education administration to support our valued Trainees and Fellows. Key to success will be your people leadership and development skills including the ability to motivate, influence and mobilise teams to create a positive workplace culture and deliver quality outcomes, as well as exceptional communication, influencing and negotiation skills to achieve outcomes with a broad range of internal/external stakeholders.

In return for your commitment, the College offers you the chance to work in a prestigious organisation.  We are a small team based in Surry Hills and therefore collegiality and flexibility are vital. 

The role is responsible for:

  • Leading, managing, and planning the work of the Training and Education Administration Team (including Trainee and Fellowship Administration, Examinations, Reporting, Laboratory Accreditation and Continuing Professional Development).
  • Leading and co-ordinating the administrative function of College Examinations in consultation with key stakeholders, both internal and external to the College.
  • Working proactively with a range of key stakeholders, including College staff, Trainees, Fellows and Chief Examiners, and providing advice on College Policy and processes to ensure all requirements and deadlines are met in a timely, effective, and compliant manner.
  • Leading and ensuring the effective administration of the assessment of overseas trained specialists (OTS) for the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and Medical Council New Zealand (MCNZ), including the servicing of the OTS Committee and the annual report to the AMC.

Who you are:

To be successful in this role it is critical that you can engage and build strong relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.  

You will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role, and postgraduate / tertiary qualification in health, education or other suitable area. You have a demonstrated career history of managing, initiating and implementing continuous improvement programs and processes which ensure service excellence, and you are known as a strong leader with solid management experience. Experience using MIS/CRM, database management and member interface platforms would be an advantage.

This is a permanent, full-time position, with six (6) direct reports. We offer an attractive remuneration package and the College supports flexible working arrangements. The role will involve some weekend work and occasional interstate travel.

To apply, please contact Jane Conway [email protected] for a copy of the Position Description and provide your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability.

Closing date: 11.59pm Sunday 5 December 2021

Australian citizenship or permanent residency required – No agencies please.

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