La Trobe University

La Trobe University

Planning and Performance Advisor


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Planning and Performance Advisor

Job No.: 567028

Work type: Continuing

  • Full time
  • Continuing
  • Campus independent - Can be based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) or Victorian regional campuses
  • Career progression and support
  • About the position

    The Planning and Performance Advisor is responsible for providing support for academic staff related planning processes within the Office of the Provost and to the Schools. This includes working with Schools and divisions across La Trobe to support the administration of the University's Casual Allocation Application (CAS App), Academic Workload Planning (AWP) Application and the Academic Probation Application (AP).

    The position will be responsible for supporting and communicating processes and timelines for the CAS App, AWP App and the AP App, including generating information and reports; triaging and addressing issues and providing training and support.

    The position will also contribute to the policy implementation and governance requirements for academic staff probations, promotions, outside studies program, and other academic staff related initiatives within the Office of the Provost.

    Skills and Experience

    To be considered for this position, you will have

  • Demonstrated skills in research, evaluation or interpretation of data.
  • Proven ability to focus on objectives rather than procedures and precedents.
  • Demonstrated ability to form a detailed knowledge of academic and administrative governance and the interrelationships between a range of policies and activities.
  • Experience in data models and reporting packages including but not limited to intermediate to advanced excel skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

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  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses
  • How to apply

    Closing date: By 11:55pm, Sunday 25th February 2024

    Position Enquiries: Lindsay Suthers, Senior Strategy and Planning Advisor

    Via email: [email protected]

    Recruitment Enquiries: Lisa White Talent Acquisition Consultant

    Via email: [email protected]

    Position Description below:

    PD - Planning and Performance Advisor .pdf

    Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

    Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each bullet point under the Essential Criteria ‘Skills and knowledge required for the position', which is located in the position description.
  • Please scroll down to apply.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

    All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

    Job details


    Planning and Performance Advisor


    La Trobe University




    February 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 25, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    La Trobe University is a public research university based in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its main campus is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. The university was established in 1964, becoming the third university in the state of Victoria and the twelfth university in Australia. La Trobe is one of the Australian verdant universities and also part of the Innovative Research Universities group.

    La Trobe's original and principal campus is located in the Melbourne metropolitan area, within the northern Melbourne suburb of Bundoora. It is the largest metropolitan campus in the country, occupying over 267 hectares (660 acres). It has two other major campuses located in the regional Victorian city of Bendigo and the twin border cities of Albury-Wodonga. There are two smaller regional campuses in Mildura and Shepparton and a city campus in Melbourne's CBD on Collins Street and in Sydney on Elizabeth Street.

    La Trobe offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across its two colleges of Arts, Social Science and Commerce (ASSC) and Science, Health and Engineering (SHE).

    In 2015, it was ranked in the top 100 universities under 50 by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[9] In the 2021 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked in the top 300 universities for arts and humanities.

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