Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Workforce Planning Officer




  • Full-time, Fixed Term until June 2025 (Maternity Leave Replacement)
  • Salary Level HEW 5 - $74,095 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the Melbourne CBD/Bundoora campus, and hybrid ways of working
  • About You

    The STEM College Workforce Planning team supports activities related to all of the College's human resourcing requirements. As a member of the team, the Workforce Planning Officer will support activities across the College such as academic workload allocation, recruitment and on-boarding, preparation of HR paperwork, engagement of visitors and external collaborators and ensuring that employees processes are followed in accordance with University and College policy and procedure.

    The position will be responsible for collecting, processing and passing on information that underpins Human Resources, and supporting activities driven by the Workforce Planning Senior Coordinator to achieve the team's overall goals. The team will make a significant contribution to student experience and the School's research endeavours by enabling the School and College to effectively and responsively resource its wide range of activities.

    The incumbent will be expected to work in a highly collaborative manner both with RMIT and external stakeholders. The role involves active participation in, and contribution to, the development of efficient processes and the implementation of systems and protocols that align with the University's established protocols, policies and procedures. The incumbent will also contribute to high quality service provision as well as cultural and work practice changes that align and support the strategic directions of the College.

    To be successful in this position, you'll have as a minimum:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, flexibly and collaboratively with colleagues within and beyond the immediate work unit, contributing to the achievement of team goals.
  • Demonstrate a proven track record in effectively managing high-volume, transactional activities related to workforce planning, showcasing meticulous attention to detail in handling diverse tasks efficiently.
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality and continuous improvement, and proven ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures, and systems consistently, provide advice and to drive creative solutions through to implementation within the immediate work area.
  • Proven ability to work independently, use initiative and prioritise tasks and meet deadlines in an agile and demanding environment.
  • Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal, relationship building, oral and written communication skills and the proven ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of management, staff and external parties on complex and sensitive issues.
  • A high order of analytical and problem-solving skills and the demonstrated ability to develop and implement innovative and creative solutions.
  • Demonstrated high-level computer skills using Word, Excel, databases, Internet and email.
  • A proactive attitude towards problem solving with an ardent sense of endeavour.
  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    About the Portfolio

    STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industries.

    STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

    The College is renowned for its exemplary research in many STEM areas including advanced manufacturing and design; computing technologies; health innovation and translational medicine; nano materials and devices; and sustainable systems. Our brilliant researchers attract funding from government and industry sources.

    Industry is at the heart of what we do. It ensures our research has real world impact and our students are truly work-ready. Under the leadership of DVC STEM College & Vice President, Digital Innovation, we have established new hubs of industry-connected digital innovation and endeavour and are engaging with global STEM organisations at scale.

    Our diversity and shared values empower our work, and we are proud of the College's inclusive, caring culture. We offer a safe, dynamic work environment, and support every member of our community of achieve their potential. The College appointed Victoria's first ever Dean of STEM, Diversity & Inclusion in 2020, and this role drives gender equity, diversity and inclusion strategies across the College.

    STEM College employs 1,000 staff who deliver onshore and offshore programs to approximately 20,000 students.

    We are here to positively impact the world and create the next generation of STEM leaders.

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    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and a Cover Letter for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below

    Position Description - Workforce Planning Officer


    Applications Close:

    7 Apr 2024 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

    Job details


    Workforce Planning Officer


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    March 25, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 07, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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