University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Senior Officer Global Mobility


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Senior Officer Global Mobility

Job no: 0060122 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Location: Parkville Department: Chief Operating Officer Portfolio, Business Services Salary: UOM 6 – $92,749 – $100,397 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Ensuring compliance with immigration and mobility frameworks, offering expert support to staff and visitors, while also improving the mobility support experience
  • The chance to facilitate accessible and compliant global mobility services for university staff and visitors
  • Salary range, 17% super, benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!
  • About the Role

    The Senior Global Mobility Officer is a key player in maintaining the University's compliance with immigration and global mobility regulations. They provide expert guidance on relocation, visas, and mobility to staff, candidates, and visitors, while also streamlining services with mobility providers to enhance accessibility. This role actively supports the implementation of University policies and seeks continuous improvement in the global mobility support experience.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide essential support to ensure high-quality global mobility outcomes for the University and candidates, collaborating with various HR teams.
  • Serve as the University's immigration and global mobility contact, handling data, reporting, and external interactions as needed
  • Play a key role in implementing the Global Mobility Framework across the University, including building stakeholder understanding of immigration and mobility issues
  • Maintain compliance across visa types, work closely with HR teams, and continuously improve immigration and mobility services and policies
  • Who we are looking for

    We are seeking an individual that has strong skills in interpreting complex agreements, effective communication, negotiation, and creative problem- solving. They should embrace a culture of continuous improvement, be open to developing global mobility processes, and align with core values of service excellence and collaboration.

    You will also have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or have an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Working knowledge of employment law as relevant to hiring and selection processes
  • Understanding of the recruitment process and the employee lifecycle within a large complex organisation
  • Experience in delivering strategic advice relating to relocation and immigration
  • Familiarity in interpreting legislation, professional advice and updating relevant guidelines, processes, and frameworks to reflect changes
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

    To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position . This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – "The Talent Services"

    The Talent Services team provides specialist recruitment services to the university. Supporting both Academic and Professional roles, the team provide best-practice expertise for the hire of internal and external staff both nationally and internationally. The Global Mobility team maintains a visible immigration and mobility framework for compliance with employment and visitor obligations. The Talent Services team and this role sit in the HR Services Group, providing other specialist and transactional support across the employee lifecycle including HR administration, payroll, and travel services.

    What We Offer You!

    In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne

    We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself

    The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

    We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us!

    If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 18 Sep 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 01 Oct 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Job details


    Senior Officer Global Mobility


    University of Melbourne




    September 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 01, 2023

    Job type



    Education,Law,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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