Animal Welfare Officer, University Of South Australia, Mawson Campus, Adelaide South Australia

Applications close: 9.00am Thursday 22 February 2018

About the job

The Animal Welfare Officer plays a key role in providing University management with strategic advice and policy direction about the care, use and welfare of animals in teaching and research to ensure the University is compliant with Commonwealth and State legislation and regulations and best practice.

In this role you will provide advice, monitoring, supervision and training to the academic and technical services community in the care and use of animals in teaching and research.  The position also provides veterinary, competency and welfare advice to stakeholders, including the Animal Ethics Committee along with providing training programs.

Skills and Experience

You will have a tertiary degree in veterinary science that enables registration as a veterinary surgeon in South Australia along with extensive experience in dealing with animal welfare issues.  You will also have understanding of legislation and codes of practice with respect to the use of animals for teaching and research.  Your high level communication skills including an ability to work with researchers along with a demonstrated high level of tact and diplomacy to deal with issues sensitively and confidentiality is essential for this role.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions.  We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.  We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address.  For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Julie Bennett, Recruitment Consultant on (08) 8302 1700 or via email to

Applications close: 9.00am Thursday 22 February 2018

How to apply: Applications must be lodged online through Working at UniSA.

Source: University Of South Australia – Animal Welfare Officer (HEO 9)

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