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Administrative Officer (Finance)

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$76,422 – $84,705 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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  • Level 5, 0.5 FTE part-time appointment on a 2-year fixed term basis.
  • Base salary range: $76,422 – $84,705 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 Raine Study cohort stands as one of the world's largest and most successful prospective endeavours spanning pregnancy through adulthood. Comprising approximately 2000 dedicated participants, now at an average age of 33, our cohort remains deeply committed to contributing to the ongoing exploration of health across generations. Through rigorous follow-up assessments of our participants, their parents (averaging around 63 years old), and their children (ranging from infancy to 18 years old), we continuously gather longitudinal data from pregnancy through young adulthood.

Within the vibrant and collaborative environment of the Raine Study, our mission is clear: to improve lifelong health and quality of life through ground-breaking, impactful research that examines the influences, pathways, and outcomes from before birth and throughout life’s course. Our efforts contribute significantly to advance scientific understanding of child, adolescent, and adult health, with leading research initiatives, engaging over 150 researchers across 15 diverse fields. Together, we leverage the wealth of data provided by the Raine Study to propel our collective understanding forward.

The support provided by the Administrative Officer (Finance) will be pivotal in sustaining operational activities. Their expertise will empower the Operations Manager to allocate resources efficiently, ensuring smooth and effective functioning across the board.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Administrative Officer (Finance), under general direction, is responsible for undertaking various accounting and operational tasks to ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the Raine Study.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency.
  • Substantial relevant financial administration experience working in a university or other complex and diverse organisation.
  • Demonstrated financial management knowledge and skills.
  • Proficiency in a range of computer skills including word-processing, database and spreadsheets, email, and electronic calendar, and the ability to display documentation in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated highly developed office management, organisational skills, including knowledge of administrative procedures and record keeping, including the demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated well developed written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative, work as part of a team, with strong people skills and the ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File 2024-02-20 LEVEL 5 Administrative Officer (Finance) (003).pdf.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 10 March 2024.

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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