University of Sydney

Your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession as you care for the lives of animals.

  • Full time position continuing employment, contingent on the continuation of external funding

  • Exciting opportunity to support Clients, Academics and Clinicians and contribute towards training the next generation of veterinarians

  • Base Salary HEO 3 (38 hours), $73,596 p.a. – $81,724 p.a., + 17% superannuation + loadings for after hours and weekend shifts applied.

About the opportunity

Be part of building the future of veterinary clinical education at the University of Sydney.

It is an exciting time to join The University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital!  We are building a new future that we want you to be a part of. A program of redevelopment is underway to become a flagship veterinary teaching hospital. Be part of building the future of veterinary clinical education at the University of Sydney.

As part of the School of Veterinary Science which is ranked #1 in the Southern Hemisphere, the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney (UVTHS) provides a clinical learning experience for veterinary students with staff engaged in professional training programs through provision of veterinary services to the public.   

We are currently seeking Reception staff to support Clients, Academics and Clinicians and be part of building a new future and contribute towards the training of the next generation of veterinarians. It’s an opportunity for you to learn and enhance your skills and experience in a unique teaching and research environment of a Veterinary Teaching hospital and develop your expertise, enhance work life balance, and find purpose supporting the next generation of veterinarians.

UVTHS is a combined referral and primary care small animal hospital with access to a range of specialist services, expertise, and equipment to offer excellent care to our patients. We benefit from a loyal clientele who always want the very best for their pets. 

This is your chance to have a marked impact on the future of the veterinary profession through your contribution and support of the clinical service and training of students. 

To learn more about the Sydney School of Veterinary Science click here

The key benefits

  • be inspired everyday

  • be stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research

  • opportunity for you to learn and enhance your skills and experience in a unique teaching and research environment of a veterinary teaching hospital

  • salary packaging available

  • industry leading leave provisions including generous paid parental leave entitlements (pending eligibility up to 36 weeks after 2 years’ service), personal leave including sick and carer’s leave (up to 10 weeks pa), annual leave (4-week pa)

  • access to employee assistance programs (EAP) at no cost

  • gain the recognition of working in a leading veterinary school in an outstanding university.

In the position you will

  • perform day-to-day administrative tasks which support the operations of reception at UVTHS

  • provide an outstanding level of customer service to all internal and external stakeholders, including clients

  • provide responses to a range of general enquiries via telephone, email and in person, from staff, students, clients, visitors, and the general public

  • provide support with daily accounts administration including accurate invoicing, accounts receivable and client debt collection as well as reconciliation of banking

  • be offered the opportunity to assist with several of our community outreach programs, an amazing chance to give back to the community.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Receptionist who has/is:

  • at least 1 years’ experience in a receptionist position

  • previous experience in a veterinary hospital is ideal but not essential

  • vibrant and enthusiastic, with a strong sense of teamwork 

  • kind and compassionate towards people and pets alike

  • able to follow directions of hospital staff and communicate effectively

  • professional, hardworking, and committed to providing exceptional patient care.

We are committed to your development, and you will have access to a range of continuing education opportunities. We pride ourselves on promoting a continuous learning environment to facilitate your progression.  Be inspired every day and stimulated by an academic environment focused on teaching and research.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this 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 any documents in alternate formats, please contact Chris Masaoka, Recruitment Operations, by email to [email protected]

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