Administrative Support Officer, Kalgoorlie

Updated: 18 days ago
Location: Kalgoorlie, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

Job reference: 12999

Are you an organised and proactive administrator who is passionate about providing support? If yes, we have a job opportunity for you! We are currently seeking an Administrative Support Officer to join our team at Curtin's new Goldfields University Department of Rural Health (GUDRH), located at our Kalgoorlie campus.
Opportunity Highlights

  • Flexible Working Arrangements: Choose from full-time, part-time, or job-share options to suit your lifestyle, based at our Kalgoorlie campus.
  • Competitive Remuneration: Earn between $71,664 - $75,313 (G04) pro-rata, plus 17% superannuation and additional locality leave and allowances.
  • Potential further term: The term of appointment is linked to a Commonwealth funding grant, however, there is possibility for extensions aligned to future funding renewals.
  • Empowering Role: Help develop a new department forming vital community links.
  • Professional Growth: Develop your professional skills in a leading Australian University.
Your new role

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled Administrative Officer to join our team. You will be a core team member, working collaboratively to facilitate the delivery of day-to-day administrative activities and special projects to support the Goldfields University Department of Rural Health (GUDRH).

In this role you will (but are not limited to):
  • Collate and organise information required for reports and area activities.
  • Perform a wide variety of general administrative duties in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Schedule, administer, and support meetings and events for the Department including venues, catering, correspondence, and promotional materials.
  • Facilitate general purchasing and procurement in accordance with Curtin policies and procedures.
  • Providing administrative support for strategic projects and activities.
  • Actively contribute to the development, review, and continuous improvement of administrative procedures within the school.
We are looking for someone with:
  • Demonstrated experience in and ability to coordinate the administrative requirements of a functional area.
  • Demonstrated advanced computer skills, particularly in the Microsoft suite of applications.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple and often competing tasks with attention to accuracy and detail within deadlines.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in both oral and written communication with a well-developed cross-cultural sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills, with the ability to use discretion and knowledge to determine appropriate actions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
  • Completion of a relevant qualification and/or considerable relevant work experience.
  • Previous experience working in a university environment is desirable but not essential

If your qualifications or experience look different from what we've described above, but you feel your skills and potential are a match to the capabilities we need, please apply. We are looking for diversity in experience, thought and approach. This role is part of a progressive and supportive team. We support flexible work arrangements, including the option for job share and part-time options.

About us
Curtin University - Goldfields University Departments of Rural Health (GUDRH)

University Departments of Rural Health (also known as UDRHs) are academic centres based in rural and remote Australia.  Established in 2023, the Goldfields University Department of Rural Health (GUDRH) aims to strengthen the supply, capability, and impact of healthcare graduates in the Goldfields region and in doing so, help address healthcare disparities in our rural communities.

Operated by Curtin University in collaboration with the Western Australia Country Health Service and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Western Operations), GUDRH receives funding from the Department of Health and Aged Care under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program.
The GUDRH's focus is multifaceted and includes:

  • Raising awareness of, and fostering access to, health science careers
  • Providing enriching and positive rural placements for current health science students
  • Supporting the enhancement of local health professionals’ capabilities, especially in the area of clinical supervision
  • Conducting rurally relevant research
  • Expansion of health science degrees and qualifications on offer at the Kalgoorlie Campus.
  • The activities of the GUDRH are underpinned by interprofessional learning to promote collaborative care practices, vital for maximising rural health care outcomes. The GUDRH also prioritises education in the area of Aboriginal health and wellbeing, culturally safe ways of working, and the place of traditional medicine, to help support improved health outcomes for Aboriginal communities.

    As a recently established entity within Curtin University's Faculty of Health Sciences, the GUDRH is at a key point in its evolution. Our progressive and supportive team is part of a Faculty that educates more health professionals than any other Western Australian tertiary institution. The recruitment of suitably qualified, experienced, and dedicated teaching, academic, and professional staff is critical to our ongoing success.

    For further details about the Faculty of Health Sciences, visit:
    Why Choose Us?
    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Our Karlkurla (Kalgoorlie) campus is home to our newly established Goldfields University Department of Rural Health, and WA School of Mines.

    • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
    • Rewards Beyond Salary: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) with cash out options*, locality allowance, customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise; as well as Hotel and Health Insurance discounts.
    • Time Well-Spent: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Leave (5 days), Travel Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus 18% more observed days off - enjoy 12 Public Holidays each year (including Easter Tuesday!), and 2 extra University Days over the Christmas/New Year Period (see EBA 51.1 and 51.9).
    • Recognition for Prior Service: Curtin recognises prior service for long service leave purposes. New Curtin employees may be* eligible if they have worked for an Australian University, public service or other recognised institution.

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    Join us!

    Please provide a maximum two-page cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
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    Applications close: Monday, 3 June 2024, at 10:00 pm AWST
    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.
    If you have any queries in relation to this opportunity or the application process, please contact our careers team on [email protected] or 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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