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Senior Administrative Officer - Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$95,737 – $106,223 p.a. (pro-rata), plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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  • Provide senior administrative support to the University’s Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
  • Level 7, full-time/ongoing basis
  • Base salary range: $95,737 – $106,223 p.a. (pro-rata), plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (DVCR) is responsible for supporting and enhancing the University’s research. You will work directly alongside the Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Research) and the Executive Officer to manage the Research Portfolio’s day-to-day business, including, but not limited to: human resources, financial and contractual requirements; diary and meeting support to the DVCR; assisting with major events, liaising with internal and external stakeholders, and assisting with stakeholder enquiries. This role also works closely with the broader team in the Research Executive and Office of Research in a collegiate and positive environment.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, provide senior administrative, strategic planning and executive support and direction to the area. You will respond to complex and diverse enquiries using expertise and judgement to independently analyse and solve problems, provide informed advice and a focus on continuous improvement for the area.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial relevant experience at an appropriate level.
  • Highly developed organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email.
  • Commitment to providing a high level of quality customer service.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION Senior Administrative Officer [Level 7] [Position Number 109572].pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria (refer to the position description) in your submission in a separate document, at a maximum of two pages. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Monday, 26 February 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Emily Fogarty at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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