Boroondara, Australia
03 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
  • Exciting opportunity to join a fun team and be the face of Swinburne Student Life
  • SSAA 2 $45,649 - $49,966 + 17% Super
  • Full-time (opportunity to be part-time job share), Ongoing, Hawthorn Campus

About Swinburne 

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job

This role is a great opportunity for a friendly and professional Receptionist to join the Swinburne Student Life team and be the first point of contact for all enquiries from students, staff and other stakeholders including face-to-face, phone, email and live chats. The Receptionist role will also be required to undertake various administration duties supporting Swinburne Student Life. In addition, the position will play an integral role in the delivery of quality customer service to students and provide effective resolution on the first interaction.

The ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate strong customer service, knowledge and experience with the ability to make a valued contribution to the team within the respective service area. They will represent Swinburne Student Life and the University to industry, community and government. 

The role will be responsible for:

  • Providing advice, support, liaison and assistance to Swinburne University, students and other stakeholders as necessary
  • Delivering outstanding customer service to Swinburne University, students and stakeholders
  • Conducting and administering all aspects and functions relating to Reception and Office Administration
  • Contributing to the development of Work Instructions, Procedures and other technical documents as required
  • Contributing to necessary meetings and required reporting
  • Contributing to Swinburne Student Life’s projects relevant to the service area

If you believe you have the drive, passion and skills matching the key selection criteria, we would love for you to express your interest and apply. In return for your experience and investment, you will be part of a high performing and collaborative team that invests heavily in your professional development and empowers you to do and be more.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Completion of Year 12, with relevant work experience; or equivalent relevant experience or combination of relevant experience and education/training
  • Demonstrated relevant experience in reception and administration
  • Demonstrated organisational skills and the ability to manage competing priorities

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. Swinburne has also received the Victorian “High Commendation” Multicultural Excellence Award (Business Category).

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:

Further information, contacts and support

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

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. 

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check and a valid Police Check.

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

For further information about the position, please contact Floran Shirzad on

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

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr. Walter Robles, on, or our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Officer, Sherrin Trautmann on

Applications close at 11:30pm, Monday the 16th of July 2018

For further details on How to Apply, including Hints & Tips, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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