Resources Officer

Boroondara, Australia
22 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Central Faculty Office, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Attractive salary plus generous staff benefits
  • Full-time, ongoing based at the Hawthorn campus 

About Swinburne 

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. Swinburne delivers excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, business, law, design and innovation. As a multi-sector provider, there are opportunities to apply for jobs in higher education, vocational education and pathways. Or you can work in professional services to support the delivery of quality education. Find jobs in marketing and communications, customer service, information technology, finance, human resources and administration. 

About the job

Our Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology is looking for a proactive Resources Officer to join their busy Central Faculty Office. In this role, you will act as the first point of contact for a wide range of facilities and resources administration support facilitating asset management, purchasing and maintenance in accordance with University policy and on behalf of the Faculty. With the support of a dedicated team, your daily tasks will include liaising with a variety of internal and external stakeholders including students, staff and service providers to ensure that clients have the resources they need to excel while at Swinburne. Reporting to the Spaces and Resources Manager, this is a customer focused role where you will have the opportunity to contribute to a broad portfolio of building refurbishment projects, and utilise your coordination skills to keep project activities and tasks on track as the Faculty continues to grow and expand. 

About you

With extensive experience gained within a previous resource administration role, your customer focused approach supports you to confidently manage your stakeholders’ expectations with professionalism and commitment. You are able to consistently achieve your deliverables through your exceptional time management skills, while you enjoy a fast paced environment that requires you to remain on your feet and proactive throughout the day.

To find out more, please review the key selection criteria below (further details available within the position description):

  • Demonstrated experience in administration and/or resource support.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and fulfilling client needs.
  • A high level of organisational and time management skills and the ability to manage competing and conflicting deadlines
  • A high level of organisational awareness and commitment to a customer support experience.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

How to apply

To start an application, click on ‘begin’ at the bottom of the page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information, please contact Joanne Muscat, Space and Resources Manager, 9214 5453

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Refer to position numbers: 31055
Applications close: 5pm, Sunday 14th January 2018.

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