Executive Support Officer

Join a University ranked in the world's top 50, Permanent, full time opportunity, Location: Gatton.

Faculty of Science – The Office of the Director, Gatton Campus

The UQ Faculty of Science is an internationally recognised provider of education and research, home to some of the world’s most innovative scientists, teachers, science programs and commercial ventures and is one of the largest science groupings in Australia.

Through its schools and centres, the Faculty unites the disciplines of agriculture and animals, biomedical and biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, food sciences, geography, marine science, mathematics and physics, the environment and veterinary science.

With strong links between the enabling and applied sciences, UQ researchers and graduates are working on a wide range of groundbreaking projects, from supercharging vaccine production to fight the world’s next epidemic to digitally mapping the Great Barrier Reef.

The Office of the Director, Gatton Campus is responsible for ensuring the smooth and effective operations of the Gatton Campus of The University of Queensland, supporting academic teaching, research and community programs.  The Director’s portfolio includes responsibility for the Gatton Dairy, Pig Unit, Equine Unit, Cropping and Crop Research Units, Grazing Animal Unit, UQ Skills and the Halls of Residence in addition to administration functions and OH&S.

About This Opportunity

This position will be responsible for providing effective, efficient and reliable executive support and administrative assistance to the Faculty Executive Team and the Office of the Executive Dean, primarily supporting the Gatton Campus Director and Associate Dean (Research).

You will act as the primary point of contact for the Gatton Campus and will be responsible for the organisation and management of the Office of the Campus Director.  Other tasks will include, but are not limited to, diary and calendar management, event coordination and managing complex travel arrangements.

The position will be based at the Gatton Campus with the need for the incumbent to spend one day per week at the St Lucia Campus.

 Gatton Campus, UQ combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful applicant will have Qualifications and training equivalent to an undergraduate degree in business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You should have experience providing high level administrative and executive support with the ability to prioritise competing tasks, and possess effective interpersonal and communication skills.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University.

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 $67,608- $75,506, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $79,101 - $88,342.

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, free parking, discounted veterinary access, development programs and many other benefits.

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 UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications Close: 13 December 2019, 11:00pm (AEST)

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