Senior Protocol Officer University of Queensland Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engage) Australia

Senior Protocol Officer



Job no:507577

Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engage)

Salary (FTE):Professional Level 07 ($85,222.69 - $93,085.99)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia

Office of Marketing and Communication


The office of Marketing and Communication (M&C) enhances the success of the University by providing a central marketing and communication service. The highly professional M&C team is responsible for the University's central marketing strategy, events and protocol, corporate communication and publications, media liaison, brand management, advertising and web development.


M&C also liaises with executive staff, senior faculty and institute staff, marketing and communication officers in faculties, centres and administration divisions across the University.


The office has responsibilities across the span of University campuses and operations, nationally and internationally, with staff skilled in marketing, communication, events, web development and design. Career progression and staff development are key elements of the work environment, in which achievement is recognised and rewarded.


The role


Plan and implement a variety of University functions and events that enhance the profile and reputation of the University, including Vice-Chancellor functions, building openings, VIP visits and graduations.


The person


Applicants should possess a degree in event management or marketing/public relations or a related area plus substantial experience in event and protocol management OR an equivalent combination of training/education and experience.


The successful applicant will have high level organisational skills with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines whilst demonstrating accuracy and strong attention to detail, along with excellent oral and written communications skills.


The Senior Protocol Officer will be able to provide support to the Protocol Manager, including contributing to strategic planning requirements, assisting with building the profile and role of Protocol and M&C, and deputising in the manager's absence.


The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support. 


Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to




This is a full-time, fixed term 12 month appointment at HEW Level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range $85,222 – $93,085 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $93,318 – $101,929 p.a.).


The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


Position Description


Download File 507577_3025436_Senior Protocol Officer PD.pdf




To discuss this role please contact Ms Sarah Armour, Acting Protocol Manager, Marketing and Communication, on +61 7 3365 3159 or email


To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.


For information on completing the application process click here.


You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Advertised: 08 May 2019

Applications close: 22 May 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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