Facilities Administrative Assistant

Lismore, Australia
$67K p.a pro rata plus superannuation
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Opportunity to perform general administrative support for the University Centre for Rural Health
  • Located at Rural Clinical School-Northern Rivers, Lismore Campus
  • Fixed Term until December 2020, part-time 0.6FTE (3 days per week) and base salary $67K p.a pro rata plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Facilities Administrative Assistant will perform general administrative and clerical duties under direct guidance including drafting standard documents, record keeping, typing, updating web materials, responding to routine queries, etc. for the work area. This role requires sound administrative and organisational skills in order to coordinate and undertake a range of operational activities on a day to day basis.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Administrative Assistant who possesses the below:

  • certificate IV in business administration or equivalent with relevant business administration experience
  • excellent skills in the use of Microsoft Office especially Excel, Word and Outlook is a must
  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • well-developed negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills
  • numeracy skills together with experience in controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking, and managing invoice payments and purchases
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in handling a wide range of enquiries and providing excellent customer service

The successful candidate will also have a current Australian Driver’s licence and working knowledge of software programs such as Spendvision, Records Management, and Content Management Systems will be highly regarded.

About us

The University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH), with campuses in Lismore, Murwillumbah and Grafton, provides a supportive and cooperative educational environment, exceptional teaching facilities and affordable accommodation. A network of relationships, including state and private hospitals, GP practices and private specialist practices, allied health and Aboriginal medical services, combine to give students excellent patient, allied health and doctor access across a breadth of patient scenarios, all within an accessible team of medical and allied health professionals and administration staff.

UCRH is part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health and delivers the Sydney, Western Sydney and Wollongong medical program and other allied health programs from a number of Australian universities in rural settings. It aims to afford students excellence in medical and allied health education as well as the benefits of a rural lifestyle to encourage graduates to return to live and practise in rural and remote Australia.

The role is based in the vibrant regional city of Lismore, located in the scenic Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. The Lismore campus is in the central health precinct, along with the newly renovated Lismore Base Hospital. With a population of approximately 45,000, Lismore is the business and government centre of the region and enjoys all the amenities you would expect of a diverse regional city. With a wonderful café and restaurant culture, an active cultural arts scene and sense of community, Lismore has a lot to offer people at any stage of life. The city is conveniently close to Byron Bay, one of the most desirable locations on the east coast, as well as other beautiful neighbouring coastal towns and the stunning Byron Bay hinterland.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2025/1018F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm Monday 19 November 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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