HR Administration Officer

Sydney, Australia
13 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science 

  • Opportunity to be able to be a source solutions in relation to HR matters
  • Full-time, 12 Month Fixed term Employment, Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Base Salary: $73,358 p.a. - $82,136 p.a. Level 5, plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the HR Administration Coordinator, the successful candidate will manage general administrative support including preparing documents, responding to complex queries, exploring matters, and sourcing solutions in relation to HR matters in consultation with supervisors/more senior co-workers within the work area. Provides guidance and support to hiring managers, administrative staff and academic colleagues on Faculty wide HR processes, policy and requirements for appointments. Utilises extensive administrative experience and judgement, helping to analyse matters and provide advice on policy and procedures for the delivery of work outcomes.

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 a HR Administration Officer who possesses:

  • Certificate IV in business administration or equivalent with relevant business administration experience, and experience in delivery of the administration of Human Resources services.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • Experience in creating and maintaining effective administrative systems

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST).

The Executive Services Team provides advice, support and guidance to the Faculty and Schools, with a focus on service excellence. Reporting to the Head, Executive Services the team ensures the smooth operation of internal communications, secretariat support for Faculty committees, HR paperwork processing, safety administration and documentation, as well as support key project and reporting services.

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 6000 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.

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 and search by the reference number 2359/1118F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 13 January 2019 (Sydney Time)

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.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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