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HR Advisor - Madgwicks Lawyers

Melbourne CBD, Victoria, Australia
8th November 2017
Madgwicks Lawyers
  • True generalist role
  • Genuine work/life balance
  • Prime CBD location
Madgwicks is a full services commercial, mid-tier law firm established in 1971. Our main practice areas are corporate and commercial law, litigation and insolvency, commercial property and leasing, workplace relations, taxation, intellectual property and franchising.

With a dedicated team of professionals, we are committed to providing the best commercial and legal services to our clients and understanding their unique needs. To provide them with this, we look for the best people in their respective fields of expertise who are Easy to Work With, Outcome Focused and Connected.

The Role
We are seeking a full-time HR Advisor to work alongside the HR Manager in a friendly tight-knit team.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced HR generalist to join a professional Firm and team. We pride ourselves on helping others, both our external clients and internal colleagues. We offer a supportive environment with a genuine work/life balance.

Job Tasks & Responsibilities

Day-to-day your role will consist of the following areas (but not limited to):

Operational HR Support
  • First line operational management of HR annual processes including remuneration review and performance reviews.
  • First line responsibility for operational staff issues in business services and PA teams.
  • Advising to business services managers and staff on HR issues.
  • Preparing contracts of employment and new starter inductions.
  • Creating and updating policies; providing guidance to all staff on policy guidelines.
  • Day-to-day absence management including PA teams, casual Paralegals and Reception.
  • End-to-end recruitment of PA and support services roles (including drafting position descriptions, drafting business cases, interviewing, liaison with hiring manager etc.)
Administrative support
  • Maintaining files and management of confidential documents.
  • Drafting and preparing internal communications.
  • Managing the online performance review system.
  • Coordination of work experience students.
  • Management representative on the Social Committee & Charity of the Year Committee.
  • L&D – coordinating learning and development initiatives.
  • OH&S – managing incident reporting, ergonomics, general OH&S compliance and WorkCover issues as they arise.
  • Providing project support to the HR Manager for strategic HR projects.
Skills & Experience

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Qualifications in Human Resources or related discipline highly desirable.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in generalist human resources, with professional services or corporate experience highly desirable.
  • Experience with end-to-end recruitment processes essential.
  • Sound knowledge of employment related legislation including the Fair Work Act 2009 and the provision of minimum employment standards and other key HR issues; knowledge in areas including EEO and OHS.
  • Relevant experience and ability to interpret Awards.
Personal Skills
  • Proven ability in managing informal and formal performance and disciplinary management processes.
  • Advanced IT skills in Microsoft Office Suite, HR databases/systems, internet and web-based platforms.
  • Provides reliable, responsive and professional HR service and advice.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and positive working relationships.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment to high quality work.
  • Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills; able to work to timelines/tight deadlines.
  • Exercises good judgment, ability to problem solve and provide solutions.
  • High level of confidentiality and trust, high work ethic and integrity.
How to apply?
If you are interested in this role and think that Madgwicks could be the place for you, then we would like to hear from you.

Please email  and send us a cover letter detailing your interest and suitability for this role, along with the your resume.