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Rewards Officer, Human Resources, Administrative Division

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Contract Full Time
15 days ago

The Rewards Officer supports the university’s
remuneration, rewards and benefits function,
working primarily with the Rewards and
Benefits Specialist and the Senior Manager,
Rewards and Workforce Insights. This
includes providing operational support to
academic promotion and remuneration


The role will contribute to planning, project
management, stakeholder communication, and
project delivery activities across multiple large
projects relating to the rewards function.

This position reports to the Senior Manager,
Rewards and Workforce Insights for
supervision, workload management and for
Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the successful development
and delivery of multiple large university-
wide projects, including the academic
promotion process.
  • Prepare a range of documents, including
reports, briefing notes, and submissions for
a range of internal audiences, including
senior leadership.
  • Facilitate benchmarking activities both
internally and externally to ensure
competitive market rates and organisational
  • Support the Reward and Benefits Specialist
to deliver the annual senior staff
performance incentive and remuneration
review process.
  • Establish and maintain strategic
relationships with key stakeholders in the
  • Develop and implement communication
plans in support of rewards projects,
proactively managing issues and risks in
consultation with HR colleagues and key
  • Contribute to reporting, both internal and
external, ensuring effective recordkeeping
practices in accordance with QUT policies
and practices.
  • Effectively triage and respond to staff
reward queries.
  • Work closely with the Reward, Workforce
Insights and Insurance Team, and other HR
contributors as required.
  • Compliance with health and safety policies,
procedures, hazard reporting and safe work

To ensure job flexibility the successful
appointee may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking
any new duties will receive training;
  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on fixed term
full time basis for two (2) years.


Kelvin Grove campus

Selection Criteria

1. Education, training and/or relevant
experience equivalent to the completion of
a degree in Human Resource Management
or relevant area, with at least 4 years’
subsequent relevant experience.

2. Proven experience planning and prioritising
work to meet key deadlines and milestones
in the achievement of large scale complex

3. Strong stakeholder engagement skills.
4. Demonstrated verbal and written

communications skills including the ability
to resolve complex and sensitive client

5. Demonstrated commercial acumen and
knowledge of current remuneration

6. Advanced digital literacy skills with proven
ability in analysing data to inform

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 7 (HEW7) which has
an annual remuneration range of $104,891 to
$114,740 p.a., which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $88,634 to $96,957 p.a. 17%

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021 however it has been
brought forward by the Vice-Chancellor to be
paid in June 2021)) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make


contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation
is here.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment
conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Life at
QUT page.

Information for applicants

The position is open to applicants who have
unrestricted work rights in Australia for the
duration of the fixed-term appointment. In
support of our strategic priority of Indigenous
Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and
Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged
to apply.

Applicants who reach the final stage of the
selection process will be expected to undergo
a check of their criminal history. Those matters
which do not have an impact on the inherent
requirements of the position will not be taken
into consideration. Applicants will be provided
with an opportunity to discuss the outcome of
the check before a decision on appointment is

For further information about the position,
please contact Rebekah Pollard, Senior
Manager, Rewards and Workforce Insights on
(07) 3138 3303;or for further information
about working at QUT contact Human
Resources on (07) 3138 5000.

Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal

circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of a staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please
visit for reference
number 211128

When applying for this position we encourage
you to upload your response to the selection


Applications close 17 October 2021

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $88,634
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $97,054
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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