22 June, 2023

Administrative Assistant – Identified (s25)

  • Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
  • Identified s25: Only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People.
  • Full-time fixed-term position through until July 2024
  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50
  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact
  • Based at Toowong

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 17% superannuation contributions
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight
  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family
  • Salary packaging options

UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

The UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health was established following a $10 million donation to UQ from Mr Greg Poche AO and Mrs Kay van Norton Poche AO. The Centre brings together Indigenous and health expertise and works collaboratively with Indigenous community organisations and health providers to transform Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experiences of injustice and inequity in health and wellbeing. The UQ Poche Centre works in urban, regional and remote settings across Australia, and with other Indigenous peoples internationally. With a mandate to respond to challenges in Indigenous health, the Centre undertakes and facilitates a broad range of transdisciplinary research activities as well as developing a next generation of researchers to rise to the challenge of Indigenous health research. More information about the UQ Poche Centre is available at poche-centre.uq.edu.au.

About This Opportunity 

We are seeking a motivated and organised Administrative Assistant to support the effective and efficient operation of the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.

Reporting to the Centre Manager, the role involves a wide range of office coordination and administrative support activities, including processing relevant financials, liaising with internal and external stakeholders, and facilitating the efficient and effective functioning of the office’s day to day procedures, operations, logistics and assurance of standards.

Key responsibilities will include: 

  • Working under general supervision, provides high level administrative support to staff
  • Organises and supports routine events/meetings/activities
  • Facilitates efficient functioning of the office’s day to day procedures and operations, in accordance with administrative protocols and standards

This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position through until July 2024.

At HEW level 4, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $68,735.35 – $72,968.15, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $80,420.36 – $85,372.74 annually. 

Please find the Administrative Assistant booklet here.

About You  

The University of Queensland considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991(Qld) and the filling of this position constitute a special/equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth). The position is therefore only open to Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

The successful candidate will be required to provide evidence to confirm that they are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

Candidates require effective administration, coordination and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Cert IV or Diploma with relevant work experience; Cert III with extensive relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

  • Demonstrated high level of proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the complexities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledges, cultures and identities.

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor James Ward james.ward@uq.edu.au

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line. 

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section  
  • Resume 

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.

Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au 

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

Applications close 5th July at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number – R-27165).