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Events Protocol Specialist

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Administration, Marketing

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Events and Domestic Protocol team develop, manage and produce a large range of events that contribute to the University's image and reputation, encourage participation, engage the wider community, and showcase the University and its research. Through events and other occasions, the University regularly welcomes high-profile visitors to campus, presenting opportunities to showcase the University and to enrich and develop relationships with key external stakeholders.

The role

We are seeking an Events Protocol Specialist who will provide expert advice on protocol and etiquette to the Events team as well as the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and University executive, including special customs, behaviours and cultural considerations that are appropriate when hosting people in particular positions of influence and importance. 

A typical day may include advising event organisers on forms of address and ceremonial matters at a high profile University event, writing event briefs for members of the University executive and communicating with guests and caterers regarding a formal VIP luncheon that you are organising for visiting dignitaries.

Possibly from a background in Government, VIP events or guest relations, you will have an impeccable attention to quality and detail, be calm under pressure, and understand what is required to manage protocol functions in a complex organisational environment.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below in a cover letter of no more than 2 pages.

  • Demonstrated experience developing event or protocol related documentation, such as briefing documents and proposals.
  • Strong knowledge of protocol and/or experience engaging with people in particular positions of influence and importance such as royalty, military, politicians, academic representatives, and business leaders.
  • Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail and accuracy in preparing documentation.
  • Experience and skill networking with local custodians who are key to events.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Salary Package: From $90,330- $97,937 p.a. (Level 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Scott Williams at scott.williams@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Sarah Rowsell at sarah.rowsell@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 11.55pm EST

Position Description:  Download File Protocol Specialist PD.pdf

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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