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HR Advisor

Are You …

  • A dedicated HR generalist with an ability to build strong, credible partnerships with stakeholders?

  • Passionate about HR, staff engagement and driving a high performance culture?

  • Detail oriented, well organised and administratively sound with high level digital literacy?

  • Solutions focused with a ‘can do’ attitude?

Due to ongoing organisational growth a unique opportunity exists for an experienced individual with the necessary qualifications and personal qualities to provide sound advice and professional level human resources support in this newly created full time permanent position commencing as soon as possible.


About the Role

Supporting our dedicated HR team, the HR Advisor will provide operational support and advice to Program Managers and will be confident working across all HR functions and helping to build organisational capability through coaching. The role will also assist with the development of policy and implementation of the Strategic Plan including various organisational development, employee engagement and ad hoc HR projects. The HR Advisor is responsible to the HR Manager for the performance of their duties.


About You

Your passion for HR and its importance in an Organisation will be loud and clear! You’ll be the hands on type who can hit the ground running and add value across all HR functional areas including but not limited to recruitment and selection, induction, performance management and learning and development and be the kind of person who is proactive and able to think outside the box, enjoys a professional challenge and is committed to organisational change and making things happen.


Remuneration and Benefits

Mater Dei offers a supportive work and purpose-driven environment in magnificent surroundings. In addition to an attractive salary and PBI benefits of $15,900 per annum, we offer flexible working arrangements, access to professional development, annual influenza vaccination and ongoing support for employees and members of their family via our Employee Assistance Program.


Selection Criteria

The successful applicant will have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources or Industrial Relations along with 3-5 years experience in a busy generalist HR role

  • A proven ability to develop strong professional partnerships and provide support and coaching ‘in all things HR’

  • Experience interpreting industrial awards and EA’s and supporting disciplinary and performance management processes

  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills

  • Well-honed organisation, administrative and technology skills and attention to detail that is second to none

  • An energetic disposition, work-ethic and commitment to organisational development

  • An ability to work both autonomously and as a member of a team

  • A high level of integrity, commitment to confidentiality and ability to treat issues with tact, empathy and compassion, and

  • Commitment to Mater Dei values and Good Samaritan Benedictine traditions


  • Previous experience in Education, Disability or Not for Profit sector

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment with an engaging approach to training delivery

  • Project and/or change management experience

  • Ability to develop HR collateral (e.g. videos, Adobe forms) and utilise Facebook and LinkedIn for recruitment

  • Experience implementing performance review processes and promoting a thriving, high performance culture


Additional Requirements

  • The successful applicant must hold a current Working with Children Check

  • Up to date COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment in accord with our Vaccination Policy. Evidence of 3 doses must be produced by the successful applicant prior to an offer of employment being made.


For a copy of the Position Description please click here.

To apply: Please send your CV, cover letter addressing the selection criteria and completed Application for Employment form available from the top of this page to

For enquiries:  Please contact Karen Williams, HR Manager on 4654.8714 or via email at



Mater Dei is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe, feel safe and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. The successful applicant will be subject to relevant child related employment screening.