University of South Australia

University of South Australia

Executive Officer to the Chief People and Culture Officer (HEO8)


Closing in 4 days


  • To proceed, please enable JavaScript in your internet browser. After enabling JavaScript, you will need to close and re-open this browser window.

  • Based in Chancellery at the City West Campus

  • Full-time (1.0FTE), continuing position
  • Starting Salary: $108,351 per annum plus 17% superannuation
  • About You

    You are a self-starter, who is unafraid to take initiative in a complex, high paced environment. Leading with warmth and positivity, your exceptional communication skills will allow you to build meaningful connections across the Chancellery Unit as well as the wider University. You are highly organised, with the ability to absorb large amounts of information and distil it into clear, actionable insights and outcomes.

    About the Role

    As the Executive Officer, you will provide high level executive and project management services to the Chief People & Culture Officer (CPC) including strategic advice, developing reports and documentation, and coordinating communications, projects, and strategies to support the achievement of the CPCO's strategic, governance and operational objectives.

    You will contribute to governance arrangements for the CPCO Portfolio including supporting the development of agreements, preparation of reports for committees, and overseeing statutory and legislative obligations as well as compliance with University policy.

    As a key professional staff member, you will work closely with Chancellery and PTC colleagues to ensure the effective management of the CPCO portfolio making a proactive and positive contribution to University Outcomes.

    About Chancellery

    Chancellery is home to the offices of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor & President, Enterprise Leadership Team, and their support staff.

    The principal role of Chancellery is to support the efficient and effective transmission of information to and from the University's senior management and senior governing bodies to individuals and groups within and beyond the University's community.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • Highly developed writing and editing skills developed across a range of media including reports, speeches, and presentations for a wide range of audiences.
  • Proven analytical and research skills to enable the effective synthesis of relevant information and data and the provision of insightful and innovative advice.
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading and managing projects through to completion, on time and on budget.
  • Desirable

  • To be able to demonstrate experience relevant skills and experience to facilitate outcomes across multiple stakeholders through collaboration and influence.
  • Benefits

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

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops, and car parking fees
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • Culture

    As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction, and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career

    For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only.

    Please address your cover letter to Jasmin Jensen, Team Leader/Senior Recruitment Consultant. 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 6154.

    Applications close: 11:30pm Sunday 2nd June 2024.

    Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

    #LI-DNI #S-DNI

    CLICK HERE to access a copy of the Position Description. Opens in new window

    How to apply:

  • Preview Application Form Opens in new window
  • Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

  • Start your application by clicking the ‘BEGIN' button
  • If you have already registered for an account, please login before starting your application
  • If you have forgotten your log in details, click here to reset your password
  • You will be able to save your progress throughout your application
  • UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

    IMPORTANT: This site is optimised for the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox and Chrome. Note that earlier versions of any browsers mentioned are supported, but likely to demonstrate slower response times.

    By choosing to continue, you agree to the privacy policy. Show Privacy Policy Opens in new window

    Job details


    Executive Officer to the Chief People and Culture Officer (HEO8)


    University of South Australia




    May 16, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 02, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    The forerunners of today’s UniSA were the South Australian School of Art, founded in 1856, the first of several Teacher Training Colleges formed in 1876, and the School of Mines and Industries which was established in 1889. These schools were renowned for providing quality education and for responding to the needs of the nascent colony of South Australia.

    The University of South Australia is a globally connected and engaged university with industry-informed teaching and research that is inventive and adventurous. Ranked number one in Australia for quality education and number six worldwide and with 100% of assessed research rated at or above world-class, the University is young, innovative and offers students the chance to gain real-world experience.  Focused on life beyond the classroom, the University of South Australia offers a practical approach to teaching and learning. Degrees are designed with strong professional emphasis and in partnership with industry, giving students opportunities to gain practical skills and graduate career ready.

    Similar jobs

    Recent blogs