Privacy and FOI Coordinator

at University of Melbourne

  • Join Australia's number 1 University
  • Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.
  • Use your expertise and innovative thinking to truly have an impact.

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Legal and Risk, University Services

Salary: $99,199 to $107,370 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne. The Privacy Coordinator and Freedom of Information Officer is a member of the Policy, and Compliance Education Team which sits within the Legal and Risk portfolio.

About the role

This is a senior role with a focus on promoting and enabling compliance with internal and external regulatory obligations relating to information management. The incumbent works under broad direction with a significant degree of autonomy and is responsible for providing specialist case management and advice in two distinct but related functional areas, privacy and freedom of information.

About you

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply legislation in a complex organisational context

  • Highly effective stakeholder management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement and objective, evidence-based reasoning in decision making processes.

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


  • 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.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 21 August 2017

Position Description & Selection Criteria: Download File 0037244.pdf

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