Adviser, People Operations

Melbourne, Australia
HEW 5 $74,148 - $83,163 + 17% Superannuation
17 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Flexible location
  • Fixed term for 12 months
  • HEW 5 $74,148 - $83,163 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities. 

The position is responsible for providing high level human resources (HR) support to the People Operations team. This position will also be responsible for ensuring data accuracy and integrity and timely escalation of more complex HR matters to the relevant People Operations team. Integral to the role will be the processing and maintenance of people related records in the HR system in a timely manner ensuring the accuracy and quality of data input.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring the accuracy and effectiveness of data input into the HR management system and regularly undertake quality improvement initiatives and integrity checks, including regular reviews, audit and continuous monitoring controls
  • Delivering effective and efficient outcomes and outputs against team and operational work plans
  • Understanding local processes, prepare standard documents, manage records, regularly track progress of work tasks and identify key issues
  • Building productive relationships with a diverse range of existing stakeholders and actively seek to maintain positive relationships
  • Developing and implement practical, accessible solutions based on stakeholder needs
  • Consulting with available sources to gather relevant information and seek the expertise and advice of other people as appropriate
  • Recognising the importance of teamwork and of effective communication amongst team members and build rapport within immediate team in ways that are respectful and inclusive of others

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training within the human resource area
  • Experience or broad knowledge in an administrative field

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

(to be attached to live advert)

Applications for this position close on 02/04/23

Successful applicants will need to comply with vaccination mandates imposed by the relevant state/territory government. Applicants who attend third-party sites to undertake University activities will also be required to comply with any other directions or requirements in place at the third-party location.


  • Working with Children Check (refer to Recruitment Procedure)

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Jill Delaney - Manager, People Operations at

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.