First listed on: 29 September 2022

Performance Manager


Acknowledgement of Country

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The Opportunity

  • Play a key role in driving the performance maturity of CSIRO
  • Work across a broad set of science and research initiatives 
  • Indefinite tenure, with an opportunity to make a difference

CSIRO have an exciting opportunity for a Performance Manager to play a key role in our Corporate Performance and Evaluation Team (P&E). The P&E Team provides analytical insights on CSIRO’s impact, science quality and innovation capacity.

As the Performance Manager, you will co-ordinate and consolidate data, methods, and reporting across a wide scope of projects at CSIRO. You’ll deliver an integrated and insightful performance framework to key decision makers and contribute to strategic level documents. Engaging with networks across CSIRO, you’ll drive the performance maturity of the organisation and innovate processes, systems and procedures. You’ll lead the team that delivers all enterprise performance reporting, both internally and externally. 

If you are an experienced performance manager with established knowledge of compliant and leading practice analysis and reporting, this could be the next chapter in your career. Bring your expertise to CSIRO and contribute to making the impossible possible! 

Your duties will include:

  • Delivering an integrated, insightful, and leading practice performance framework that provides timely information to decision makers and complies with Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act (2013) and Rule.
  • Managing and delivering high quality inputs and outputs such as the Annual Report, strategic initiative reporting, briefs for annual performance and investment reviews, Board and Executive Team papers, as well as manage all external and ad hoc performance requests (e.g., Minister or Departmental enquiries, Senate Estimates briefs and questions on notice, Productivity Commission and Australian Bureau of Statistics templates, Chief Executive, CSIRO Leadership Team). 
  • Contributing to other strategic level documents, such as the Corporate Plan and Portfolio Budget Statements. 
  • Being proactive and innovative in approaching data collection, methodologies, and presentations to drive the organisation’s performance maturity. 
  • Leading benchmarking activities, especially with our international peers. 
  • Developing and improving team processes, procedures, and systems to ensure faster, better, and more robust service quality to the organisation.
  • Other duties as directed.  

Location: Brisbane, Melbourne or Canberra preferred, with other locations negotiable. 
Salary: AU$117k - AU$138k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite, Full-time
Reference: 88804

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant diploma/bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines (e.g., business, accounting, human resources, public administration or economics) or relevant work experience.
  • 8 + years experience in a similar performance role. 
  • Direct experience and relevant skills in:
    - Performance planning, management, and reporting.
    - Data collection and analytics, both quantitative and qualitative.
    - Managing relationships and ensuring deliverables are met on time and on budget.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel in particular) and the ability to prepare summaries including tables, graphs, and charts to a high-quality standard.

  • Lead the embedding of a performance framework or capacity building initiative that supported a maturity shift across an organisation. 

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

To enter a CSIRO site, CSIRO will require you to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (or show a valid medical exemption from vaccination). If you are unable to meet this requirement, then you must return a negative result on a Rapid Antigen Test (within 48 hours prior to attending site) and wear a face mask whilst on the CSIRO site. These requirements apply if you are attending a CSIRO site as part of a recruitment process.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

12th October 2022, 11:00pm AEST.

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