Privacy Compliance Officer

Sydney, Australia
07 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to make a major contribution to the University’s privacy strategies and governance
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time fixed term for 2 years with a base salary of $107K p.a., plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

Join a small, dedicated and collegial team in this important role where you will have a high degree of autonomy and where you can demonstrate your specialist knowledge, skills and experience.

 Your responsibilities will include:

  • providing specialist services and operational support for the implementation of Privacy by Design at the University, including undertaking Privacy Impact Assessments
  • providing expert advice and assistance on a range of privacy matters to stakeholders across the University, including proactively partnering with work units across the business to manage risk and to increase knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and best practice
  • understanding the privacy risks that apply in emerging digital environments and working to safeguard the University against these risks
  • collaborating with colleagues across the University on privacy issues and management, including colleagues in ICT, Cyber Security and Legal
  • undertaking project work as required.

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 Privacy Compliance Officer who possesses:

  • strong knowledge of and experience with privacy legislation
  • the proven ability to implement legislative compliance requirements in business processes and to interpret and explain legislation to non-specialists
  • well-developed negotiation, conflict resolution, relationship building and influencing skills
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in drafting documents for submission to senior officers, developing succinct and practical advice, handling a wide range of enquiries, providing excellent customer service and delivering presentations.

About us

Archives and Records Management Services (ARMS) helps the University to use, manage and protect its information, it promotes privacy and it enables access to University information. ARMS also manages the University Archives and provides access to the core, long term records of the University.

Since our inception 170 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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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 position description 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 1024/0820F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 21 September 2020

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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