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Administrative Officer


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The Vice-Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and is responsible to the Senate for the University’s overall direction, strategic planning, finance and external affairs. The Vice-Chancellor serves on a large number of internal and external committees, and represents the University in a range of national and international forums.

The Provost, Deputy Vice-Chancellors Academic, External Engagement and Research and Innovation, the Chief Operating Officer and the President of the Academic Board report directly to the Vice-Chancellor. In addition, the team in the Vice-Chancellor’s Office includes the Director, Senate Secretary, the Executive Communications Manager, Governance Officer, Executive Support Officer to Academic Board and the Internal Audit Unit.

Information for Prospective Staff

Information about life at UQ including staff benefits, relocation and UQ campuses is available online.

About This Opportunity

Due to an internal promotion, we are currently searching for an Administration Officer to join our team based in St Lucia. You will provide high level, confidential administration support across the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and assist the Executive Assistant to support the Vice-Chancellor. You will also be the first point of contact for all visitors attending the office and inbound enquiries including phone and email.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate experience providing high level administrative support to a senior manager in a high-volume office with an ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality. You will show highly refined communication, organisational, time management and prioritisation skills with outstanding attention to detail.

You will be a motivated self-starter with an ability to take initiative and think ahead to anticipate the needs of the office and executive team.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, continuing position at HEW level 5.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,796 - $78,852, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,832 - $92,257.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

514460_Administration Officer_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Sue Allen, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor: vc.ea@uq.edu.au

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQCareers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.