Personal Assistant to Head of School

Adelaide, Australia
$57,849 - $65,392 per annum
17 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

About the job

The Personal Assistant is responsible for providing high level and confidential administrative support to the Head of School and Associate Head of School. Acting as the first point of contact for leadership positions within the School, you will interact with senior academic and industry based staff internal and external to the University. Additionally, this busy position is responsible for undertaking complex diary management, preparing high level draft correspondence and documents, and providing administrative support to other general activities of the School.

Skills and Experience

The successful applicant will have previous experience working as a personal assistant or in an administrative support role to a senior manager, together with post-secondary qualifications.  Exceptional time management skills, excellent written skills including a grasp of grammar and appropriate tone, and an overall attitude of positivity, resilience and flexibility will ensure your success in this position.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

Committed to excellence in teaching, learning and research, the School of Health Sciences is one of three schools in the Division of Health Sciences. The School has strong industry partnerships across public and private health, disability, ageing and education agencies. With a distinctive research profile, the School seeks to provide a holistic approach to health care, encouraging multi¬disciplinary collaborations that are relevant and beneficial to the community.  

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Amber Victoire, Human Resources Administrator on (08) 8302 0296 or via email at

Applications close: 9.00am Wednesday 30 November 2016

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. It is a condition of appointment that the successful candidate provides the University with a Criminal History Assessment determining them fit to work with children.

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Important Information:

In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

Before you apply:

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  • the name and contact details of at least two confidential work-related referees
  • a cover letter detailing the reasons for your application and your suitability for the position
  • your curriculum vitae
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