Administrative Officer (HEO 4)

University of South Australia

  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only
  • Part-time (0.6 FTE), fixed term contract until 31 December 2024 based in UniSA Justice and Society working remotely from Perth, Western Australia
  • Salary range: $69,094 – $77,662 pro rata (plus 17% superannuation)

About You

You are extremely organised with exceptional communication and customer service skills. You are honest, trustworthy and self-aware, and this allows you to establish strong professional relationships with various people at all levels. You demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills and contribute to a positive team environment.

About the Role

You will be responsible for providing efficient administrative services, and continuous improvement of administrative processes and systems for the Australian Centre for Child Protection (ACCP). You will be responsible for providing high level administration support to the Centre, the Director and Executive Leadership Team. You will also support the development of relevant Centre materials and resources, liaise with contractors, provide secretariat support as required, arrange travel, develop relevant templates and collate information on project progress, monitor project timelines, manage communications with project sites, coordinate training and events, and undertake records management.

About UniSA Justice & Society

Developing new knowledge and multi-disciplinary solutions to some of society’s most pressing issues, UniSA Justice & Society offers a wide range of programs and conducts world-class research in the fields of law, psychology, social work, human services and social sciences. UniSA Justice & Society is also home to the Australian Centre for Child Protection, Australia’s premier research centre focused on the development of new solutions and approaches to the critical problem of child abuse and neglect.

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Post-secondary qualifications in a business or administrative related discipline or demonstrated experience supporting senior managers in a personal assistant or administrative support role in a customer-oriented complex service environment
  • Demonstrable organisational skills including the ability to prioritise and manage competing demands
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills to liaise effectively and sensitively at all levels, and demonstrate professionalism and excellent customer service 
  • Ability to produce a variety of high-quality written correspondence and presentations with high level attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability, willingness and initiative to undertake a range of administrative tasks, and a commitment to the continuous improvement of administrative processes


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Corporate health insurance
  • A variety of leave arrangements

How to Apply

The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, Consultant: Recruitment Central.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 5649.

Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 22 October 2023

Pursuant to the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (the Act) and the Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current Working with Children Check.

To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either identify as an Australian Aboriginal Person, or be a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of the appointment.


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