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Corporate Services Officer

UNE Life is a wholly owned, not-for-profit entity of the University of New England independently governed by a Board of Directors and managed by a Managing Director. We are a business dedicated to enhancing the experience of our students, staff and community through the provision of quality and innovative service both on-campus and off-campus in the wider Armidale community.

UNE Life is divided into five (5) business units:
- Retail & Hospitality Services - incorporating our retail outlets, restaurant, and cafes, catering and cinemas businesses.
- SportUNE – incorporating our gym, on-campus sporting facilities, and recreational facilities/activities.
- Safety, Security & Information.
- Events Management.
- Corporate Services – finance, governance, information management, and human resources.
- Student Experience – incorporating Tune FM (student radio) and Advocacy & Welfare services.

Our success to date has been built upon our ability to deliver a financially viable business whilst maintaining a relentless focus on performance and service excellence.


The Corporate Services Officer will contribute to the efficient operation of the Corporate Services Office under the guidance of the People, Culture & Development Manager.

The Corporate Services Officer will be responsible for undertaking administrative duties on behalf of the UNE Life Corporate Services Team.


  1. Provide administrative support to the UNE Life Corporate Services team and provide a customer focused service to clients across all of the UNE Life business areas;
  2. Assist with the duties of Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, when required;
  3. Assist with payroll and HR administration tasks, when required;
  4. Assist with Reception duties as required, in Administration Assistant role;
  5. Perform filing of all correspondence and records including archiving and storage of documents in accordance with UNE Life’s Record Management Policy and Procedure;
  6. Assistance in respect of UNE Life’s Procurement Processes including entry of purchase orders and extraction and summary of procurement data for analysis.


  1. Relevant Certificate qualifications and experience.
  2. Demonstrated administrative experience ( + HR experience desired), word processing skills withan ability to use UNE Life systems, software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and financial management software appropriate to the position, with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  3. Demonstrated interpersonal, listening and communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain networks and contacts and relate to stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Proven organisational skills including the ability to assess priority of tasks, manage workload and meet multiple (or conflicting) deadlines.
  1. Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and discretion appropriate.
  2. Demonstrated ability to be flexible, to work proactively and cooperatively in a small team and tobuild productive working relationships.


  1. Willingness and ability to be flexible, both in terms of duties and hours of work.
  2. Current driving licence and the ability to travel between sites as required.

To apply;

Please follow the information in “How to apply”

Applications must be emailed to dhiscox@une.edu.au

Applications close Wednesday 31 July 2019.


Aquatics Manager

University of New England'S SportUNE is here to manage and deliver as it's on-campus sporting precinct.

Sport UNE is considered one of the best sporting precincts in Australia offering variety, flexibility and a range of new facilities and services. In 2018 SportUNE commenced a $7 million redevelopment of their aquatic centre, a project that will include geothermal heating to reduce CO2 emissions.

SportUNE is now looking for a new Aquatics Manager to take charge and manage this wonderful new facility that will service the university campus and the city of Armidale.

What is SportUNE looking for in their Aquatics Manager?

This role will be responsible for the planning, delivery and development of the programs learn to swim, swim squad & swim club. Reporting into the Manager – Sports Programmes, SportUNE are currently looking for an Aquatics Manager to play a pivotal role in leading the aquatics programmes within the refurbished University’s aquatics venue. This is an opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Aquatics Manager to help grow this new facility and develop new programs and initiatives so as to increase participation numbers.

Key Accountabilities:
Operational Management 

  • Oversee and manage all aquatic services and rostering, the learn to swim, swim squad, swim club and lifeguard programs within SportUNE Centre
  • Develop and lead comprehensive strategies to maximise customer retention
  • Ensure systems development, training and monitoring are implemented to achieve a safety-first culture in relation to risk and WHS management
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services in key program areas including but not limited to learn to swim, swim squads, swim club and lifeguards and customer service
  • Manage the recruitment, induction, training, mentoring and review of all SportUNE Aquatic staff and contractors associated with the programs, including supervision of aquatic staff and demand-based rostering for all aquatic services
  • In collaboration with the General Manager- SportUNE develop operational plans that align to, and deliver on, SportUNE business and UNE Life objectives, specific to the position, including budget development
  • Ensuring compliance with the relevant Government and aquatic and health industry guidelines 


  • Provide leadership and mentoring to aquatic staff to ensure cohesiveness, clear succession plans, and development opportunities;
  • Manage accountabilities and deliverables within prescribed budget parameters
  • Provide staff leadership, engendering teamwork and collaboration
  • Contribute to the development of a culture of continuous improvement

You will be expected to have – 

  • Demonstrable relevant swim school operational experience including customer service, pool management, sales, budgeting and staff management along with experience in the design, delivery and assessment of community programs
  • Demonstrable awareness of the unique challenges associated with providing commercial programs and services in a university environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a highly interactive team, as well as the ability to self-manage and work independently.
  • Proven awareness of EEO & Workplace Health & Safety principles as they relate to the position
  • Current driving licence and the ability to travel between sites as required
  • This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working with Children Check
  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • Current registration in accordance with Swim Australia/AUSTSWIM
  • RLSSA Pool Lifeguard Licence
  • Pool Operators Certificate (desirable)

You will – 

  • Develop and maintain effective relationships, alliances, and networks within the community
  • Be able to express ideas and concepts clearly, effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences
  • Identify continuous improvement initiatives that will deliver improved safety, customer service and participation outcomes and present these to the Sports & Operations Manager & General Manager for implementation;
  • Maintain strong knowledge of industry activity and trends to ensure continued relevance to our University communities
  • Take projects from concept to delivery, and successful completion

Other Information – 

  • A competitive salary will be offered dependent on skills and experience
  • Opportunity to work within a major regional university campus.

Apply Now!

To have a confidential discussion contact Paul Bruce from Left Field Sports Solutions on 0407 426 592.

If you would like to view a more detailed Position Description, please send your request to paul@leftfieldsportssolutions.com.au
When submitting your application please include the following;

  • a covering letter
  • your resume
  • an indication of the remuneration you are expecting

Please submit your application via the following link –

Applications close at 5:00pm AEDT on 17 July

Group Fitness Instructors | SportUNE

SportUNE provides a comprehensive range of services to the University, students and local community in the areas of an Indoor Recreation Centre, which caters for a wide range of sports and activities; 15 hectares of designated playing fields; an indoor swimming pool and a well-equipped gymnasium, outdoor facilities, an on-site café and sporting events. SportUNE is considered one of the best university sporting precincts in Australia, offering variety, flexibility and a range of new facilities and services.


SportUNE is currently seeking Group Fitness Instructors for several classes a week, including mornings, evening and weekends.

Essential Criteria:

Certificate III in Fitness / Certificate IV in Fitness / Les Mills Accreditation;
Current First Aid Certificate;
Confidence and outgoing personality.
Duties and Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Classes cover a 7-day timetable with a variety of hours between 6 am and 7 pm;
  • To exceed the expectations of members in our Group Fitness classes;
  • To be available to assist in regular timetable participation in allocated as well as fill in classes; and
  • To be able to instruct safely while providing members with a challenging and fun environment.

To apply;

Forward your curriculum vitae to Ms. Marilyn McCormack at mmccorm8@une.edu.au.

Informal enquiries can also be to SportUNE on 6773 3856 or email sportune@une.edu.au.

Senior Hairstylist | Sleek Hairdressing

At Sleek Hair Studio we pride ourselves in providing our customers with the perfect cuts, colours, perms and other hair services, along with the highest quality of customer service. Our stylists are highly trained in today’s latest hair trends. They are renowned for their expertise and attention to detail. Conveniently located on campus in The Arcade, Sleek Hair Studio is adjacent to the University Northern Car Park making its location easily accessible for both students and the Armidale community.


Essential Criteria:

This role requires a skill level which assumes and requires knowledge or training equivalent to:

Completion of a minimum Cert III in Hairdressing level qualification; and

An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

Duties and Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Ensure customer’s needs are identified.
  • Carry out treatments in a relaxed friendly and clean environment.
  • Book customer’s appointments with efficient time allocated for each appointment.
  • Provide consultation and advice to customers if/when required, especially with providing colour services.
  • Provide all hairdressing services and cosmetic services including facial waxing, eyelash and eyebrow tinting.
  • Ensure completion of customer’s record cards for every colour service provided.
  • Operate POS to receive payments from customers and maintain appointments.
  • Maintain a clean working area and sanitise tools after each customer.
  • Promote and demonstrate products for retail.
  • Attempt to resolve complaints/ customer feedback within the Salon with the support of Salon Manager.
  • Undertake general cleaning duties to ensure the Salon is kept to high standards.
  • Ensure relevant infection prevention and control procedures are followed at all times.
  • Operate and manage Sleek Hair Studio in the absence of Salon Manager when required.
  • Ability to remain ‘current’ – willingness to undertake training to further enhance skills.
  • Be aware of the University’s and UNE Life’s policies and procedures relating to equal opportunity, risK management, Workplace Health and Safety, records management and quality assurance as they apply to this position.

To apply;

  • Download the information pack below.
  • Your application should include a Cover Letter, current CV and Responses to Selection Criteria.
  • Please forward applications to Deb via email dhiscox@une.edu.au.