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Senior HR Consultant

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
12th November 2020
Ethos Urban

About the Opportunity

Ethos Urban is seeking an energetic and people centric Senior HR Consultant to join our People Support, Culture & Change team within a professional services business. This role will suit a dynamic and vibrant individual looking to manage end to end HR operations for a national business.

Located in the Sydney CBD, the ideal candidate will have experience working within a similar fast-paced environment. The candidate will have a strong background in HR working within medium sized companies, the ability to multi-task, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a passion for working in a high performing people orientated organisation. 

Key responsibilities

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and want to join an organisation that is growing. Reporting to the Group Director, People Support, Culture & Change this role will be responsible for:

  • HR Advisory, providing expert advice to the Group Leadership team on employee matters, coaching, performance management, grievances, discipline, employee development, WHS, and investigations
  • Providing advice and support to the Group Functional Directors located across NSW, VIC and QLD with employment issues and analysis
  • Create and maintain HR policies and processes
  • Management of the HRIS system and outsourced Payroll system
  • Management and overseeing the recruitment processes including visa management
  • Developing and fostering a high performing culture
  • Building and maintaining relationships and becoming trusted adviser to Group Leadership Team and People Managers
  • Oversea the coordination and monitoring if variety administration functions to provide client focused delivery that complies with legislation and policy requirements
  • Project manager, planning and organisational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Providing adhoc HR reports as required
  • Incorporating and bringing to life the Employee Value Proposition

Over the first 12 months, the Senior HR Consultant will be responsible for helping the Group Director People Support, Culture & Change to drive and deliver the following key projects:

  • Learning and Development
  • Performance Assessment
  • Rewards and Recognition

Who we are looking for

This position would be suitable for an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is confident in a stand alone HR capacity. You will champion a high performing workforce through the employee life cycle and developing initiatives that contribute to a positive culture and improve organisation effectiveness.   

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Tertiary qualification in Business, Psychology or HR (essential)
  • Previous work experience within a Professional Services environment (essential)
  • 7+ years within a HR generalist role
  • Ability to work in an agile environment able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to manage relationships across all levels within the business
  • Experience in policy and procedure writing
  • Experience in investigating and resolving employee disciplinary matters
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in maintain a HRIS platform (Bamboo HR) and outsourced Payroll (ADP) processing management
  • Proven track record in successfully implementing or assisted in the development of key HR projects
  • Knowledge of contemporary learning and development practices, strong process improvement, change management and project management skills.

About Ethos Urban

We believe bringing collective intelligence to complex decisions delivers a better urban experience. Our towns and cities are always changing, and we know this creates choices that can make a difference to the quality of our urban living.

We believe we can always improve the urban life experience by creating engaging places that connect us to where we need to go, meet our changing needs and create opportunities for everyone to thrive.

For over 25 years our people have worked in partnership with the public and private sectors to provide them with the momentum to realise their ambitions for better places, communities and cities.

Why work with us?

The business of creating a better urban experience is a complex one. It requires patience, diligence, intelligence and perhaps most importantly, a passion for making a difference to our experience of urban life.

What we do and the way that we do it is unique. We view each project as a complex puzzle that requires different perspectives and alternative angles to solve it. At Ethos Urban, no one individual ever has the answer. It’s only when we bring people with different specialisations from different teams that we can see the full picture and then the way forward. We call it collective intelligence.

At Ethos Urban our people are constantly developing their skills, staying challenged, pivot in their careers and take their experience and expertise to places all over the world. The value we bring to our clients is intrinsically linked to the ongoing knowledge, varied experience and rich partnerships that we develop.

Clients choose us because we bring an elevated and multi-faceted perspective that helps us (and them) do the right thing by people and places not just for today, but for generations to come. At Ethos Urban we are committed to making a difference – if you would like to join us on this journey, bring your expertise to the group and be part of creating better urban experiences.

How to apply

Interested in joining our team? We’d love to hear from you. Send a cover letter and CV to Lesley Bull at

Applications close – 26 November 2020