Senior Specialist, Health and Wellbeing

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Darlington, Australia
$129,847 plus 17% Superannuation
17 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time, continuing role with the University of Sydney
  • Exciting opportunity for a specialist in Health and Wellbeing to drive wellbeing and mental health initiatives across the University
  • Base salary $129,847 plus 17% Superannuation

About the opportunity

The Senior Specialist- Health and Wellbeing will provide sector leading Health and Wellbeing advice, guidance, and support across all aspects of the University's operations and academic activities. With the support of an experienced Manager, the senior specialist will support the implementation an ambitious Health and Wellbeing program, targeting University staff. As an expert, the senior specialist will lead end-to-end health and wellbeing projects and strategies that engage staff and leaders at all levels and deliver continuous improvement.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide expert Health and Wellbeing support through the implementation of programs and projects, tailored to a range of audiences
  • engage and collaborate with leaders to identify areas of improvement and design and deliver strategies that support employee health and wellbeing
  • develop and communicate health and wellbeing policies, services, procedures and programs
  • provide coaching and mentoring on areas of expertise that build health and wellbeing literacy across the University
  • work closely with leaders and staff to share leading practice and educate staff about the University's health and wellbeing offerings

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 Senior Specialist- Health & Wellbeing who can demonstrate:

  • extensive experience with Health and Wellbeing strategies in large complex organisations
  • experience in strategies and studies relating to psychology and health and wellbeing
  • knowledge of Mental Health First Aid Training
  • knowledge NSW H&S legislation as it applies to occupational health and wellbeing
  • a high level of stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to negotiate and influence outcomes
  • proven project management experience ensuring key priorities, outcomes and metrics are clearly defined to deliver continuous improvement initiatives
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills and significant experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders, presenting to groups and facilitating workshops.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Sajad Bahram, on 8627 9901 or by email to

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Applications Close

Sunday 02 April 2023 11:59 PM

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