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Executive Officer (Senior Deputy Vice-chancellor)

The University of Western Australia - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


  • Ongoing, full-time appointment
  • Salary range: Level 8; $101,337 - $110,766 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About The Team

The Office of the Vice-Chancellor comprises a small professional team that support the Vice-Chancellor and the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor in their leadership and management of the University to realise the University’s mission. The Office comprises the Vice-Chancellor, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Chief of Staff, and a small team of professional staff.

About The Opportunity

As the appointee, you will provide professional and high-level administrative support to the Vice-Chancellery. You will work closely with members of the Executive, Heads of School and the broader University community and will be responsible for providing advice on a range of issues including those which may be sensitive and confidential. You will also support the University’s committees within this portfolio and play an important role in facilitating the coordination of University’s governance committee papers.

You will have an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of university policy and you will be required to apply that knowledge on a daily basis, to analyse key issues in detail and provide innovative solutions to complex enquiries across the university and wider community.

To Be Considered For This Role, You Will Demonstrate
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial and extensive senior administrative experience
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills, and a demonstrated ability to determine long term planning, set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and problem solve across a broad range of issues
  • Excellent demonstrated ability to carry out high level research and write reports
  • Substantial and detailed knowledge of higher education policies, procedures, and structures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high-level consultation and negotiation skills
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying: Position Description - Executive Officer.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria .

Closing date: 11:55pm on Tuesday, 27 April 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.
  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.