Project Officer - Innovation Central Perth

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1073901

Are you ready to be part of an exciting mission that brings together academia, innovation, and industry? We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven Project Officer to join our team at Innovation Central Perth.

In this role, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our team's internal sourcing of talent, with a focus on attracting and recruiting students and researchers. Together, we'll work towards solving industry challenges through Innovation Central Perth's (ICP) ground-breaking projects.
Here's what you can expect as our Project Officer:
Forge Strong Partnerships: As a liaison between our organisation and industry, you will collaborate closely with academic staff across all faculties. Your goal? To understand and leverage Curtin's diverse capabilities that are relevant to ICP's projects. By building strong relationships with academics and students, you'll help create a collaborative environment that fosters the exchange of knowledge and expertise.
Spotlight on Student Talent: You'll have the exciting responsibility of attracting and recruiting bright minds from Curtin University's various faculties. By engaging with students, showcasing the exciting opportunities at ICP, and highlighting the meaningful work they can be part of, you will be instrumental in bringing together exceptional talent to deliver impactful outcomes.
Streamline Processes for Success: Scaling up operations requires streamlined and efficient processes. As a Project Officer, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to ICP's continued growth by optimizing existing systems and implementing new ones. Your ability to identify bottlenecks, find innovative solutions, and create seamless processes will be key to the success of our projects.
Collaboration and Networking: Join a team that thrives on collaboration and networking. As a Project Officer, you will interact with a diverse range of stakeholders, including professionals from various industries. You'll have ample opportunities to connect, learn, and share ideas, enhancing your knowledge and expanding your professional network.
Personal and Professional Growth: We value our team members and are committed to their personal and professional growth. You'll have access to training programs, workshops, and resources to enhance your skills and knowledge. We believe in empowering our employees to reach their full potential and make a lasting impact.
What we are looking for:

  • Passion for working with students, academics, and industry professionals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders.
  • Previous experience in talent acquisition, recruitment, or student engagement roles is highly desirable.
  • Strong organisational abilities to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively.
  • Innovative mindset with a keen eye for streamlining processes and improving operational efficiency.
  • Genuine interest in fostering a collaborative and innovative environment.

We believe that a happy and fulfilled team is a productive team. That's why we offer flexible working hours and a supportive work environment that respects your personal commitments.

If you're ready to embark on an incredible journey of innovation, collaboration, and making a difference, we invite you to join us as a Project Officer.

You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role to be considered.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact

Andrew Bell, Manager, Innovation Central Perth


About Us

Innovation Central Perth (ICP) is an industry and science collaboration centre located at Curtin University (Bentley). Our vision is to advance digital transformation through an open innovation ecosystem that brings together industry, academia, and research organisations. We provide a unique platform for organisations in search of bold solutions to their business challenges.

What sets us apart is our commitment to fostering innovation and growth. We offer unrivalled access to world-class facilities and global networks, creating an environment where cutting-edge research meets real-world applications. Our mission is to solve real business problems for small and medium-sized enterprises, empowering them to thrive in an ever-evolving digital landscape.

For more information about ICP, please visit

Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements and superannuation, flexible working arrangements, and salary-packaging.

Our vibrant Bentley campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.
For more information about our university, please visit
Join us!
Please provide your CV and cover letter (maximum 2 pages) as part of your application. In your cover letter, please highlight your experiences that demonstrate your ability to excel in this role and contribute to our mission; with particular reference to the below:

  • Your ability to work autonomously
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to organise time and work activities according to priorities and to meet deadlines.
  • Strong Interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to consult and liaise effectively with a diverse range of people and with cross cultural sensitivity.

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Applications close: Friday 2 June 2023, 10PM AWST

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, and undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

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

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