Administrator, Safer Families Centre

Melbourne, Australia
09 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School
Salary: $75,011 - $86,158 (UOM 5) (pro rata for part time)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super
Working Hours: (0.6 – 1.0 FTE) Hours negotiable

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the Safer Families Centre

The NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to promote Safer Families (Safer Families Centre) leads research into the health effects of domestic and family violence and how to transform the health sector to effectively respond.

The Safer Families Centre sits across several universities with the Principal Investigator/ Lead Co-Director of the Centre located at the University of Melbourne within the Department of General Practice. The Safer Families team brings together a diverse team of investigators, program scholars and numerous associates internationally with expertise in a range of health, clinical and social sciences. Please read more about our Centre at 

About the Role

The position of Administrator presents an exciting opportunity to join the Safer Families Centre team at The University of Melbourne's Department of General Practice. As the successful applicant, you will provide administrative support to the Safer Families team across a range of projects and processes. A varied and dynamic role, you will assist the smooth workflow of day-to-day operations of the Centre which is leading innovative and sustainable change in the health sector to address domestic and family violence.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Provide administrative support to ensure efficient running of day to day operations within the SAFE Team in relation to its links with the Safer Families Centre.
  • Provide administrative support to the Safer Families Director, Manager and Education Project Officers.
  • Work with relevant team members to coordinate bookings for web-based meetings, training workshops, and other meetings as required. 
  • Assist the Safer Families Manager and Director in liaising with service areas across the University and Faculty in relation to finance, human resources and information technology related requests.

About you

You will have strong administration skills, a keen customer relations focus and a drive for quickly becoming adept to internal procedures and processes. Previous experience working in University administration will be highly regarded.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • Excellent organisation and time management skills and the ability to prioritise competing demands.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including a strong client relations focus.
  • Understanding of financial and HR-related administrative processes.
  • Previous experience in a University administrative role.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave options
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit

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We recognise that our employees are at the core of all our successes and achievements. We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. We promote inclusive behaviour, and we actively seek to learn from each other. Indigenous Australians are strongly encouraged to apply for our roles.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the two below selection criteria* for the role.

  1. Understanding of financial and HR-related administrative processes
  2. Previous experience in a University administrative role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Position Description: Download File0053981_Administrator, Safer Families Centre_PD.docx

Applications close: 30 Jan 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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