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Administrative Officer – Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Identified role – The Kirby Institute

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Administration

Administrative Officer – Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Identified role – The Kirby Institute

  • Employment Type: Full time (35 hour week)
  • Duration: 12 month fixed term contract (possibility of extension)
  • Remuneration: $78,130 - $88,407 + 17% Super and leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working)

About The Kirby Institute:

The Kirby Institute is a world-leading health research institute at UNSW Sydney. We work to eliminate infectious diseases, globally. Our specialisation is in developing health solutions for the most at-risk communities. Putting communities at the heart of our research, we develop tests, treatments, cures and prevention strategies that have the greatest chance of success.

Why Your Role Matters:

The Administrative Officer is an identified role, as Aboriginal and / or Torres Strait Islander.

This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.

As an Administrative Officer, you will play a key role providing effective administrative support to the Point-of-Care testing (POCT) program. Working closely with the logistics team, you will provide a responsive and efficient customer service to the POCT clinics in remote and regional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. The position will undertake a broad range of administrative functions to support operations and supply-chain as directed by the Project Manager (Logistics and Operations).

The role of Administrative Officer reports to the Project Manager (Logistics and Operations) and has no direct reports.

Who You Are:

  • Work experience in a similar administrative position and/or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through degree or diploma.
  • Demonstrated experience providing administrative support in a fast paced and complex environment with the ability to work well under pressure, with high level attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service, with a positive and flexible attitude, adjusting to shifting priorities as required to meet deadlines and manage workloads.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to liaise with a diverse group of people from varying backgrounds.
  • Excellent organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also take initiative and work independently to manage competing demands.
  • Highly proficient computer skills, including MS Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Previous experience supporting purchasing and processing of payments is desirable.
  • Experience in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, public or primary health care, academic or research environment would be highly regarded.

If you don’t meet all requirements for this position but are open to learn and passionate about supporting remote communities, we would encourage you to apply.

Benefits and Culture:

UNSW offer a competitive salary and access to a plethora of UNSW-perks including:​

  • 17% Superannuation and leave loading​
  • Flexible working ​
  • Additional 3 days of leave over the Christmas Period​
  • Access to lifelong learning and career development ​
  • Progressive HR practices​

More information on the great staff benefits and culture can be found here.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the 14th June at 11:55pm. A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch (for job related queries only – applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant


This position is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants only.  UNSW has obtained an exemption under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW) to designate and recruit professional and academic positions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander persons only, to fulfil UNSW’s goal of a representative workforce rate.

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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