About this Exciting Opportunity

As the first point of contact both internally and externally for operational matters for the WA Facility, this fast-paced and broad role will provide leadership and general management support for the day-to-day operations across operational, administrative and research functions for the AIMS Perth Facility and work with the Director of the Sustainable Use of North-West Marine Ecosystems Research Program to ensure timely and effective operations and delivery of research outcomes.

A multi-disciplinary team of administrative, project management, generalist technical and scientific support staff that you lead will support you to manage site functions including managing budgets, logistics, field planning, human resources, infrastructure scheduling, client liaison, policy, and procedural interpretation. Your role will ensure operational consistency as an interface with all Head Office corporate support functions, as well as ensure that the Sustainable Use of North-West Marine Ecosystems Research Program’s contracted projects achieve and deliver to milestones. Your will also oversee the operational annual budget. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members' on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 5 salary ($109,976 to $120,564 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)
  • Optional Fitness passport
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Full-time, Permanent opportunity
  • Located in Perth (WA). Relocation Assistance available.

Please note: 

  1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies. 
  2. It is a requirement of this role that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note the sighting of proof of vaccination will be required as a pre commencement requirement.

About you

You will have extensive experience managing a wide range of operational, project coordination and administrative functions, coupled with a relevant tertiary qualification or experience. As a strong communicator, you will be confident, thinking strategically and creatively to resolve issues that arise in a dynamic and changing environment.

Known for your exceptional organisational skills and building collaborative working partnerships across all levels, you will have previous experience in financial management, developing budgets and tracking expenditure, and using Project Management systems (like MS Teams, MS Project).
Experience coordinating research projects, managing subcontracts and service providers, and handling logistic and travel bookings would be highly desirable.

Next Step: 

Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, which is included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description, which are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application: Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries are to be directed to Dr Karen Miller, Research Program Director k.miller@aims.gov.au

Applications close: SUNDAY, 3/JULY/2022 (midnight, AEST).

The Australian Institute of Marine Science acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land and sea on which we work. We recognise the unique relationships and enduring cultural and spiritual connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to land and sea, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

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