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APS5 HR Advisor - Contract

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
22nd March 2021
Hays - ANZ - 2482885
  • Immediate start
  • 12 month non-ongoing
  • Please call Nancy on 0261127650

Are you passionate about people and keen to make a real impact in a fast paced and dynamic environment?

Your new company
This high-profile government department is seeking a Human Resources Advisor to support the People and Culture Division and contribute to the success of the company by providing human resource administration and support.

Your new role
In addition to the above the APS5 will undertake work that is moderate to complex in nature and operate under limited direction:

  • Assist with preparation and drafting of reports, briefs and updates as required
  • Assist in the coordination of operational, strategic and project work under the direction of the manager
  • Develop and manage effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including through the timely and accurate provision of advice and support
  • Require awareness of changes in the broader work environment that may impact on work objectives
  • Maintain a well-developed understanding of relevant legislation and policy frameworks
  • Contribute to the setting of the direction of work priorities and practices, monitoring workflow and identifying training needs for lower classification levels.

The above list is not exhaustive, and the role may change to meet the company's strategic objectives.

To work within Federal Government candidates will need to be Australian Citizen and have the ability to obtain and maintain a baseline security clearance or higher.

What you'll need to succeed
To succeed in this role you will need:

  • Genuine passion for people
  • Strong work ethic and initiative
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good judgement and solutions-focused
  • Ability to pick up new processes, systems and knowledge quickly
  • Ability to build effective working relationships and work as part of a team
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite

What you'll get in return
As part of a four-person collaborative team, this role works to proactively coordinate training and events, assist clients, support the workflow of the team, maintain records, gather information, and draft documents and internal communications.

This role is Canberra-based and would work well for someone who has a mature attitude and is looking for a flexible working environment, such as a part-time arrangement and a balance of working from the office and from home. This role would also be suitable for someone looking for stability and may be returning to the workforce or looking for a career change.

If you wish to apply please send your CV to

SA Licence number : LHS 297508