Recruitment Officer

Updated: 28 days ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Full time, fixed term opportunity until Dec 2022 with possibility of further extension for an experienced Recruitment Officer with a commitment to delivering exceptional client and candidate care
  • Support the delivery of fit-for-purpose talent solutions across the university’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) portfolios
  • Base Salary $89,759 - $96,764 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are in a period of exciting transformation within our recruitment team, striving to achieve a contemporary and high-impact service uplift in line with the University’s ambitious strategic plan. As a result, we are seeking a Recruitment Officer to support the seamless delivery of an exceptional talent acquisition experience across a diversified client base. This opportunity is ideal for a highly service focused recruiter who will embrace and relish the challenges of a high-volume working environment within a large and complex organisation. Your distinct motivation towards personalised, high-quality candidate and client care is essential in achieving service excellence.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • drive the end to end recruitment process ensuring quality outcomes for candidates and hiring managers across both academic and professional client bases
  • manage the candidate experience from application to hiring stage and provide high levels of communication throughout
  • deliver expert and timely advice relating to recruitment policies, selection processes, labour market information and recruitment trends
  • utilise your highly developed stakeholder management skills towards managing a complex client base and collaborate with other HR Centres of Expertise and internal stakeholders
  • creatively attract top talent and building prequalified talent pools through innovative attraction strategies
  • identify and develope process improvement opportunities to better service your clients and candidates.

About you

  • a proactive approach with stakeholders, delivering creative and contemporary talent acquisition services within a multidisciplinary, complex organisation
  • a keen interest in process improvement and possesses the initiative and creativity to provide an excellent customer and candidate experience alike
  • change oriented behavior whilst ensuring compliance and data integrity is maintained
  • outstanding presentation, communication and negotiation skills to deliver messaging on a variety of channels to varied audiences
  • consistently high calibre recruitment outcomes and fostering of best practice recruitment methods
  • an agile and flexible approach that is able to pivot and contribute to overall team success
  • flexibility in their organisation and planning skills in order to balance competing agendas and demands in a fast paced, time pressured environment.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.  

If you are a current employee of the University or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard.  Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Nayomi Siriwardane, Recruitment Operations, by email to

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