Careers Service Team Leader

The University of Newcastle

Location: Central Coast Council

Job Type: Part time


  • Part-Time, Fixed Term Position 3 days per week
  • Based at Ourimbah campus
  • Help Students prepare for their transition into the workplace

Be challenged and imagine with us

The Careers Service Team Leader provides high quality leadership and support to the Careers Service team who provide customer service and advice regarding effective job seeking, as well as referral of complex employability enquiries to Employability Consultants.

The role will coordinate the front-line student-centred, job seeking support service including the delivery of group workshops, online advice, and face-to-face service delivery. This role will work with the Career Service Team Leader at Callaghan campus to co-ordinate the delivery of the University’s Jobs On Campus program.

You will inspire us with your strong organisational skills, ability to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders as well as your ability to exercise sound judgement using your industry knowledge and experience.

This Fixed Term position is part-time until the end of December 2023 at a HEW 6 Higher Education Level and be located at the Ourimbah Campus (Awabakal and Worimi land).

About our University

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision and our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability, the University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

For more information click here – Our Uni.

The Unit

Careers and Employability supports enterprise-wide career learning and employability development projects for University of Newcastle students and alumni. The team’s activities are steered by the goals of the Life Ready Graduates strategy within the Looking Ahead Strategic Plan.

What we offer

In addition to working for a university that is breaking boundaries, discovering new ways of thinking and cementing a place as a global leader, we offer a range of benefits to our employees to ensure you balance your commitments, stay healthy and work effectively.

These include:

  • The remuneration for this position is from $82,707 - $91,259 p.a. FTE+17% superannuation and is commensurate with skills and experience
  • 17% super and salary packaging
  • Additional University Holiday days, generous personal leave and parental leave, annual leave loading and additional purchased leave scheme
  • Discounts in private health insurance, gym memberships, software, travel and more
  • Wellbeing programs

Your next steps

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application.

Your application must include:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for this opportunity
  • A statement addressing the Essential Criteria listed below
  1. Demonstrated experience coordinating the day-to-day functions of a customer/ client- support team
  2. Demonstrated high level organisational skills including the ability to prioritise multiple tasks, meet deadlines and maintain attention to detail.
  3. Understanding and operational experience of coaching for contemporary approaches to recruitment
  4. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including the capacity to build relationships and an inter-disciplinary way of working, generate a strong sense of team spirit, co-operation, and collaboration
  5. Demonstrated ability to show leadership and empower staff to meet high standards and delivery of targets whilst actively managing performance and KPIs to achieve positive outcomes.
  6. Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words). N.B. your application will be viewed as how you will work with students in reviewing their application documents.

For specific position enquiries, please contact Renée Smith, on (02) 4921 5864 or via email

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Closing date: Sunday 11th June 2023 at 11.59pm AEST

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you!


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