Content & Policy Writer (HEO 8) for the Legislation & Academic Governance Domain, based in the Integration Management Office (IMO)

University of South Australia
June 23, 2024
Offerd Salary:$108,351
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  • Based in the Integration Management Office (IMO) in the Legislation & Academic Governance Domain in the Adelaide CBD

  • Multiple full-time fixed term contracts until 31 December 2025
  • Commencement salary: $108,351 per annum plus 17% superannuation
  • We are seeking three Content & Policy Writers to contribute to one of the largest changes to higher education in Australia over the past 30 years and help shape the new Adelaide University. You will work for the University of Adelaide and be based in the Integration Management Office (IMO) in the Legislation & Academic Governance Domain.

    About the Domain

    The Integration Management Office (IMO) has established functional areas which are referred to as Domains. Each Domain is responsible for executing tasks and producing deliverables that are crucial to the establishment of the new Adelaide University.

    The Legislation & Academic Governance Domain is responsible for legal and legislative, regulatory, academic governance, contracts and delegations, policies, procedures and records management for the new Adelaide University.

    About the role

    You will work in collaboration with subject matter experts from The University of Adelaide (UoA) and the University of South Australia (UniSA) to strategically develop and draft a fresh suite of contemporary policies and procedures in line with the Policy Framework for the new Adelaide University.

    The role sits within the Interim Central Policy Unit (ICPU) which is a dedicated team skilled in contemporary policy writing, responsible for creating and centrally managing the development of all policies and procedures for Adelaide University. You will deliver the policies and procedures required to be developed between now and 1 January 2026.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and edit new policies and procedures
  • Manage and co-ordinate the production of Adelaide University policies and procedures to ensure that they are drafted, reviewed, consulted on, and submitted for approval on time
  • Partner with stakeholders, subject matter experts and working groups to draft policies and procedures, including gathering insights and feedback, to ensure that policies and procedures are practical and meet requirements
  • Provide drafting suggestions and solutions through logical, creative, and innovative thinking and timely, transparent, and consultative decision making
  • Proactively conduct research, benchmarking, and analysis across a range of industries and sources to inform policy and procedure development to meet Adelaide University's evolving needs
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in a related discipline (e.g. law) or extensive experience in a comparable professional writing or editing position
  • Experience in drafting and editing documents which are user friendly and readable by a diverse range of audiences with high level detail and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences and clearly articulate and present complex information in a meaningful and usable form
  • Ability to work collaboratively and autonomously in a complex environment
  • High level of initiative and problem-solving skills
  • About the new Adelaide University

    The University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide are working together to create a new Adelaide University that will make transformational investments in teaching, learning, research and innovation at scale for South Australia and beyond.

    The new Adelaide University will be a future-focused university, a magnet for talented staff and students alike. Combining the strengths of the University of South Australia and The University of Adelaide to deliver nation-leading curriculum and student experience, greater access to education, and world- class research excellence, the new institution will be recognised as one of the world's top 100 universities.

    Express your interest now!

    Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume only.

    Please address your cover letter to Jessica Frisari, Recruitment Partner: IMO. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Jessica via email at [email protected]. If you require assistance submitting your application, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 6245.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Sunday 23 June 2024

    Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

    Applications will be jointly assessed by both the University of South Australia and the University of Adelaide in the creation of the new Adelaide University.

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