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Residential Precinct Leader - North

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Work type: Full time
Location: Launceston
Categories: Management, Student Services

Residential Precinct Leader - North


  • Full time, ongoing  position.
  • Based in Launceston
  • Seeking a dynamic people leader with high levels of emotional intelligence and communication skills and capability of creating a safe and caring community.

Student Living is a network of residential communities supporting a diverse cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate students from regional Tasmania, mainland Australia and overseas who are enrolled at the University in Hobart, Launceston, or Burnie. Each residence has its own identity and sense of place in a city centre or on campus and may be fully catered, self-catered or a hybrid catering facility.

The Opportunity

Students across all communities have access to high quality academic support, leadership and community engagement opportunities, and in-residence fitness and wellbeing programs. There are also a range of participation opportunities in the University Community Experience Model (UCEM), including, shared table community dinners, functions and events, arts and culture and inter-community sport that caters for a range of ability levels. The Residential Precinct Leader will be expected to develop a sense of student community as well as supporting and developing staff working within the precinct.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Working in collaboration with the Student Living leadership team, deliver the University’s vision to create a distinctive student experience which values connection to community and students as partners.  
  • Adopt and implement a State-wide strategic approach standardising common practice in identified operations, communications, and staff management.
  • Provide support and supervision to staff in the management of complex cases and crises, while responding to self-care and training needs.
  • Foster key stakeholder relationships in the community and across the University to ensure a connected, respectful, and supportive learning experience for students living in residence.
  • Lead the Student Living regular check-in system to support student wellbeing, in accordance with the University’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework
  • Partner, engage with, and inspire students to contribute to a caring, respectful, safe, and fair student living community culture
  • Work in close collaboration with the Student Accommodation Team aiming to continually improve the experience and service for students in residence.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • Degree-level qualifications in education, psychology, or a human service-related field and/or demonstrated equivalent experience in leading a significant community-based entity.
  • Leadership experience in a complex, dynamic people-centred organisation with the potential to contribute to the development and implementation of strategic and operational objectives.
  • Capability as a people leader to nurture and support team members and drive high level performance.
  • Proven success managing a demanding environment, requiring good judgement and appropriate responses to complex, critical people-related issues.
  • High level resilience, motivation, and self-direction.
  • Confident and inspiring interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and the ability to represent Student Living in forums within and external to the University.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 8 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $133,145 comprising base salary within the range of $100,084 to $113,799 plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your CV and 1-2-page cover letter outlining your interest in the role, skills, capabilities and experience.  You do not need to separately address the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Donald Knapp, Director, Campus Living, Sport & Recreation,
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Residential Precinct Leader North.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

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