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Deputy Head of Residence

Canberra, Australia
$109,945 - $ 117,567 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
1 Jul 2024

Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Administration)
Salary package: $109,945 - $ 117,567 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

  • Enriching role that facilitates the growth of young adults in a structured environment
  • Influence and guide strong community culture 
  • Meaningful societal development initiatives

Position overview

Wright Hall offers catered residential accommodation to 428 undergraduate and postgraduate students of ANU. In line with its motto - Tenacitas, Comitas & Gratia, Wright Hall's community aims to provide its residents an environment that is respectful, restorative and growth oriented during their transitioning to tertiary study.

The Deputy Head of Residence role is responsible for provisioning a high quality pastoral care program for Wright Hall’s residents. This includes expectation management of 14 Senior Residential Scholars and two Community Coordinators. Further, the role coordinates support for those students whose circumstances require additional external resources. The role also plays an integral part in supporting a co-curricular program that enriches the academic and social aspects of Wright Hall’s residents.

Reporting to the Head of Residence, the Deputy Head of Residence also plays a strong supporting role in meeting the strategic and operational objectives of Wright Hall and ANU.

The role requires someone who has strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence to support a diverse array of tertiary students. A strong background developing and mentoring young adults and experience in social programming work is highly beneficial.

For further information please contact, Samitha Ramanayake, Head of Residence, Wright Hall: or call 612 55348

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on  

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

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