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Senior HR Advisor

  • 499836
  • Human Resources
  • Full time permanent

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice.  Our focus is always on the people we serve, no matter where they are at in their life.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.

About the role:

Full time opportunity for someone with 5-7 years experience as an Employee Relations Adviser or similar role looking to develop their employee relations and generalist HR skillsets further.  The Senior (HR) Advisor provides direct support to managers across our large and complex business.

We are open and flexible as to work base location, however regular work in our Sydney CBD office will be required

You will:

  • Provide expert support and assistance to managers at all levels to resolve employee conduct issues and grievances, where necessary leading any investigations and disciplinary processes
  • Advise on employment conditions according to enterprise agreements and policies, procedures, and performance matters.
  • Support, coach and develop managers in addressing a range of employment issues.
  • Be an independent point of contact for employee complaints and grievances.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of HR policies, procedures and processes and adding value to the business.
  • Want to expand your employee relations knowledge and experience and have a desire to assist our business to support the vulnerable people in our communities.

Skills and experience:

  • Qualification in a relevant discipline, such as: HR, Industrial Relations, Law or Psychology.
  • Demonstrated experience with investigating and resolving workplace grievances and employee conduct issues.
  • Ability to providing innovative ideas and solutions to complex employment problems
  • The ability to be flexible to adapt and respond with a positive ‘can do’ attitude in complex and fast-paced environments.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and superb organisational skills.
  • Natural problem solver, aptitude to think quickly, decisively, efficiently, and effectively.

Even better:

  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Experience working within a not for profit environment.
  • Experience with process of Fair Work Commission or other employment tribunals.

To review a copy of the position in detail, please click on the link below to access the PD

 PD Senior HR Adviser.docx

At Uniting, we offer an amazing culture, exceptional benefits and we work hard to achieve our main goals always keeping in mind our values and ethics.

We are bold, imaginative, respectful, and compassionate.

  • You will be joining an innovative, agile, supportive team
  • Have access to superb Not-for-Profit benefits - an extra $16k tax free+++
  • An EVP that is well developed, accessible, and created to assist and support you
  • We truly promote from within - career progression actively encouraged
  • Ideas and solutions are key and always welcome - we listen!

For a confidential discussion about the role and salary range please don't hesitate to contact Louise Massie on 0422 154 242 or via email at

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt - please send your CV and a cover note detailing WHY this role appeals to you.

At Uniting we believe vaccination to be the best way to keep our employees and clients safe from COVID-19.  We require all employees to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Uniting actively contributes to a safe and supportive working environment that is inclusive of all staff through celebrating their nationality, cultural background, LGBTI status, abilities, gender, age, and uniqueness.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which will include a national Police check, working with children check, working with vulnerable people check and reference checks.

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