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Progress your professional career at Sydney

We offer incredible professional career opportunities in diverse roles. If you want to engage with brilliant minds, aren’t afraid to push boundaries, and want to make a difference, you’ve come to the right place.

As a major international university with more than 7,000 full-time equivalent employees, we can offer you an exciting work environment and the opportunities and rewards to fulfil your potential.

To continue succeeding at a global level, we need the support of a wide variety of people and professions. Whatever your area of expertise, we give you the opportunity to thrive in an environment that encourages flexibility, creativity, diversity and integrity.

This is a chance for you to influence and help define not just the future of the University, but the leaders of tomorrow.

Meet a few of our professional staff

Robyn Turner

Robyn Turner

Director, Academic Services, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Robyn Turner joined the University of Sydney in 2009 following a career in the corporate sector. She enjoys working with the smartest people in the room – intelligent people doing ground breaking research and teaching the best and brightest students from around the world. “I had the opportunity to join the Faculty of Agriculture producing world-changing research and working on some of the most important issues today – carbon, water, food security and quality. It was my chance to take on a newly created role and make it my own.” In 2016, Robyn moved across to the Faculty of Engineering & IT as Director and Head of Academic Services. She enjoys the variety and hard work that comes with working in a big faculty that is experiencing significant growth with a large transformation project underway.


Jeremy Heathcote

Jeremy Heathcote

Manager Indigenous Employment and Cultural Diversity, Human Resources and Member of the Culture Task Force

Jeremy Heathcote has been involved in Indigenous employment for more than 15 years and jumped at the opportunity to continue the efforts of increasing the Indigenous numbers at the University of Sydney. He is currently working on an updated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment Strategy with a strong focus on staff retention. He has received a number of awards for service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities including the 2013 Pauline McLeod Award for Reconciliation and 2011 Volunteer of the Year (Northern Sydney Region).


Angele Taggart

Angele Taggart

Executive Assistant to the Chief Financial Officer

One of the things Angele Taggart enjoys most about working at the University is the fact it’s such a community environment. "The opportunities for professional diversity is a key feature I enjoy, as is the training that is offered,” she says. “There is a constant buzz that is very stimulating.” In 2009, Angele developed a network group for executive assistants and administrative staff of the University of Sydney. The group is continuously growing and discusses topics such as career development, mentoring, staying happy and healthy, and networking.