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Senior Policy Officer (Internal Applicants Only)

Apply now Job No:512551
Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($100,264.90 - $112,583.95)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (DVCA) portfolio reports directly to the Vice-Chancellor and President, and is responsible for key areas of the University. The University of Queensland exists in a world of rapid change and considerable opportunity. A foundational mission, however, remains to graduate students with the knowledge, skills and attributes that allow them to determine and flourish in their futures. The DVC(A) portfolio is responsible for upholding the University’s commitment to high quality learning and teaching; promoting a culture of excellence across the student experience; leading initiatives aimed at student success and retention, and integration of services for students; and quality standards.

The Office of the DVCA (ODVCA) is responsible for the successful delivery of a broad range of strategic initiatives that are essential to the aims of the DVC(A) portfolio and its remit. The office is led by the Director - Planning and Operations, and ensures the efficient day-to-day functioning of the portfolio, including compliance with all regulatory and reporting requirements.

About this Opportunity

The primary purpose of this role is to provide high level advice and support, including the provision of higher education policy research, analysis and content development, to the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). You will support the DVC(A) and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) through the preparation of background information for and assistance with policy matters, teaching and learning governance committees, and strategic plans and policies. You will work cooperatively to assist staff across the University with matters of teaching and learning policy and governance, in order to support the objectives of the DVC(A) portfolio.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful for this opportunity, you will hold proven experience in the research and preparation of complex documentation such as higher education policy submissions, discussion papers and executive reports. You will be able to demonstrate a strong ability to interpret higher education and teaching and learning policy, along with relevant regulatory requirements and legislation. This is essential in order to see you advise on their application in relation to the activities of the ODVCA. Additionally, you will bring high-level organisational skills and excellent interpersonal skills. Knowledge of the strategic and operational environment of the University, along with current issues in the Australian higher education sector, is essential. 

This opportunity is only available to current casual, fixed term or continuing employees at The University of Queensland as well as any Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term for 2 years position at HEW8.

The base salary will be in the range $100,264 - $112,583, plus super of up to 17%. The total package will be in the range $117,308 - $131,725.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 512551_Senior Policy Officer_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Sue Chapple (Senior Manager, Academic Projects) via 

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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