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Human Resources Adviser (Not-for-Profit & Charity - Community Justice Organisation)

  • Location: Across: Melbourne VIC, Hawthorn VIC, Camberwell VIC, Banyule VIC, Sydney NSW, Canberra ACT
  • Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
  • Category: Community Services
  • Time Required

    10 hours per week/fortnight (Negotiable)

  • Suitable for
    • People with disability
    • Families with Children
    • Skilled Volunteers
    • Centrelink Volunteers
    • Online & Remote Volunteers
    • Wheelchair Access
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Retail & Sales
    • Safety & Emergency Services
    • Counselling & Help Line
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Fundraising & Events
    • IT & Web Development
    • Translating & Interpreting
    • Governance, Boards & Committees
    • Tutoring & Coaching
    • Mediation & Advocacy
    • Administration & Office Management
    • Marketing, Media & Communications
    • Research, Policy & Analysis
    • Companionship & Social Support
    • Writing & Editing
    • Disability Support
  • Training

    Every volunteer in DCSS Australia will undertake the training free of charge: - Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO); - Council of Social Services (QCOSS); - Mandate Report Training, for both Victoria and New South Wales; - Others as required and or negotiated.

  • Reimbursement

    Negotiable

  • Requirements
    • Working with Children Check *
    • National Police Certificate *

    Every application is based on merit, we have minimum standards which must be met by every candidate and position to work with our organisation.
    1. Australian Citizenship/Permanent Resident;
    2. Relevant Qualifications and Certificates/Registrations;
    3. Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience within Australia;
    4. Great communication and listening skills;
    5. Ability to commit the required time for the position and be able to commit to a 12-month position (minimum);
    6. Upon engagement, you will be required to have or obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and a National Police Check (NPC), which is conducted alongside our partnered charity agency.

    * May be arranged via the Organisation. Details to be provided on expression of interest.

Tasks and duties

  • Performing recruitment activities, from advertising to interviewing, reference checks and hiring.
  • Discussing staff issues with managers, such as absenteeism or non-performance.
  • Discussing work issues with employees, such as salary and benefits or the circumstances surrounding a complaint.
  • Meeting with senior management or teams to discuss organisational change and the impact, obligations and benefits from an HR perspective.
  • Fielding enquiries relating to HR and distributing to the team.
  • Escalating issues to senior HR managers and senior organisational managers.
  • Arranging support for employees experiencing difficulty.
  • Writing and updating policies and procedures.
  • Planning, organising and conducting training.

In smaller organisations, Human Resources Advisers are responsible for all kinds of employment matters. In larger organisations, they may be dedicated to specific teams and departments, or provide specialist advice relating to matters they have expertise in, such as recruitment, training, conflict resolution or industrial relations.

The role calls for a high level of emotional intelligence, tact and an ability to discuss difficult issues. Human Resources Advisers are expected to act with complete discretion, except in circumstances where they have a duty to disclose to senior management or authorities.


You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.