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Job no: 0052270

Work type: Continuing

Location: Werribee

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Veterinary School

Salary: $75,011 - $86,158 (UOM 5)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced and passionate Hospital Support Team Lead to join the team at U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital, Melbourne Veterinary School.

About Us

The University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital is one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospital facilities based in Werribee. We offer complete animal care to the public including Primary Care (general practice and preventative care), a suite of specialist services, specialist support services and critical care services. U-Vet is, first and foremost, a teaching hospital, where our vets use their experience to foster the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary specialists studying at the Melbourne Veterinary School, ranked 18th in the world for veterinary science in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021. Our expert vets train students with the assistance of our academic staff, who are world leaders in clinical excellence and research.

The dedicated Werribee campus is located less than an hour from Melbourne and has recently undergone a $63 million redevelopment, making U-Vet home to the most modern veterinary facilities in Australasia.

About the Role

The Hospital Support Team Lead is responsible for leading the Hospital Support Team, overseeing the operations of the team which encompasses coordination of all aspects of clients and referring veterinarians, business and financial process management, administration support, reporting activities, and rostering and scheduling.

The role will lead by example in carrying out duties along with the team and will be responsible for ensuring all activities are carried out efficiently and effectively to support the smooth operation of the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital.

About You

To be successful in this position, you will have completed a Certificate IV and have extensive relevant work experience in a similar role, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

The successful applicant will bring strong experience in leading and managing a team of direct reports to achieve goals and deliver high level customer services. Significant experience in financial transaction processes including billing, invoicing and following up on outstanding accounts with strong accuracy and attention to detail is required to successfully meet the objectives for the position.

In addition, the Hospital Support Team Lead will have demonstrated experience in managing a front of house/reception function and have demonstrated understanding of effective and efficient rostering principles and experience in rostering and scheduling in a hospital environment including shift work.


Staff benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 17% superannuation
  • Supportive culture
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Newly refurbished and built hospital facilities
  • Easy on-site parking at Werribee
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Discounted veterinary services
  • Fee discounts for study at the University.

How to Apply

Please click apply and provide a cover letter, CV and response to the selection criteria in the position description.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

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

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