Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0052301

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Vice-Chancellor's Office

Department/School: Strategy and Culture

Salary: $123,292 - $128,275 (UOM 9)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 9.5% super

About Chief Operating Operator Portfolio

The Chancellery is led by the Vice-Chancellor and has a University-wide focus on:

  • delivering strategic leadership
  • allocating capital according to strategic priorities
  • developing and overseeing a business framework that includes appropriate financial and other organisational planning and controls
  • ensuring identity or brand is consistent with strategic intent and purpose, and
  • overseeing policies and initiatives that develop the academic and professional expertise of University staff members

The Strategy and Culture portfolio includes six teams:

  • University Governance
  • Strategy, Planning and Performance
  • Policy and Government Relations
  • Community and Cultural Partnerships
  • Marketing and Communications
  • HR and OHS

About the role

The Senior Advisor (Accessibility and Inclusion), you will support the diversity and inclusion agenda at the University of Melbourne through leading the development and implementation of a new Disability Action Plan and associated planning and coordination of work to progress the ‘fully accessible campus’, a strategic priority of the University’s new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. 

About you

To be effective in this role, subject matter expertise will be critical, along with highly developed communication, collaboration, project management, stakeholder engagement, and problem-solving skills. You will have the ability to act with integrity, discretion and flexibility will see the incumbent achieve quality outcomes for the University community within a responsive and dynamic environment. 

You will further have:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated success developing and implementing accessibility and inclusion strategy, programs and /or initiatives in complex institutional settings.
  • Demonstrated capacity to frame complex challenges and pose solutions that improve outcomes and are aligned to organisational priorities.
  • Excellent written and presentation skills demonstrated in a capacity to synthesise and distil complex perspectives into succinct reports to inform decision making, meet compliance requirements and progress program

Demonstrated ability to build trusting and productive relationships with stakeholders with diverse needs, perspectives and priorities in a large and Benefits

-  Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

-  Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

-  The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

-  A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

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

Position Description

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