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Personal Assistant to the Co-Leaders

Posted date: 25 / 07 / 2022

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI518
  • Employment type FTC - Full-time Contract
  • Location SAHMRI North Terrace
  • Applications close Sunday, 14 Aug 2022
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Full-Time, 12 Month Contract

At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.

SAHMRI’s Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity theme is building our nation’s leading research unit focused on understanding, monitoring, responding to and reducing inequity in health and wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The theme invests in and develops the next generation of Indigenous research leaders. Wardliparingga is a word of the Kaurna people, traditional owners of the Adelaide plains. It means ‘house river place’ and is also the term for the Milky Way reflected in the River Torrens which runs alongside SAHMRI.

The Personal Assistant to the two Aboriginal Health Equity Theme Co-Leaders will assist achievement of the Co-Leads’ priorities through the provision of exceptionally well organised secretarial and administrative support.

About the role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Confidential and professional diary management
  • Effective maintenance of email communication
  • Meeting coordination and preparation
  • Produce meeting documentation as required – agendas and minutes
  • Proactively monitor approaching deadlines and follow up action items
  • CV, bio and profile maintenance
  • Generation of professional documentation in Word, Excel and PowerPoint

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • Qualifications in Business Studies / Administration is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated success in managing senior executives within similar organisation.
  • Proficient with using Microsoft office applications, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams and Sharepoint.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Extensive administration experience, including day-to-day financial and record keeping procedures.
  • High level of initiative, integrity and work ethic.
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality.

Special Requirements

  • Some out of hours’ work may be required.
  • DCSI Employment Screening and Police Checks may be required.
  • Compliance with SAHMRI Immunisation Policy and COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.


Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

For the safety and wellbeing of our employees and our community you will need to comply with SAHMRI’s Immunisation Policy which includes, wherever possible, that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please contact us if you have any queries specific to your circumstances.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

For more information, please contact Karen Laverty at


Applications close: 11:29pm ACST Sunday 14 August 2022


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.

Applications close Sunday, 14 Aug 2022


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Equity & Diversity at SAHMRI

At SAHMRI, we live our commitment to equity and diversity every day: respecting people as individuals and valuing differences to create a working environment that is fair and flexible, promotes personal and professional growth and benefits from the capabilities of a diverse workforce.

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