Human Resources Coordinator

Job No: 125555
Location: Canberra

  • Are you an experienced HR professional, looking for a role with plenty of autonomy and the opportunity to advance your career?
  • Highly varied role supporting the passionate team of a well-established not-for-profit organisation!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $70,000 - $80,000 plus super and salary packaging!

About the Organisation

First established in 1976, Northside Community Service has grown significantly to an award-winning not-for-profit organisation that employees over 150 staff and an active roster of volunteers. Passionate about working towards a more fair and inclusive community, they provide a range of support services to the residents of North Canberra, including children, seniors, and people with a disability, as well as support for young people and families, women's housing and emergency relief, social groups and community venue hire. 

With an innovative approach to service delivery, involving clients and engaging the community in the decision making process, they are committed to challenging long-held beliefs about the capacity of clients to control their journey, trusting their clients to know what is best for themselves.

About the Opportunity

Northside now has a fantastic opportunity for a Human Resources Coordinator to join their team in Canberra on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will be providing HR support to staff and management across the organisation, ensuring all key HR administrative and regulatory requirements are met.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Providing advice on HR policies, processes, and the interpretation of the Fair Work Act, the Enterprise Agreement, Awards, and other remuneration or condition frameworks;
  • Maintaining all employment related records, both hardcopy and in Northside’s HR/payroll system;
  • Coordinating the recruitment process, including working with managers on position descriptions, placing ads, shortlisting, interviews and reference/probity checks;
  • Managing new employee contracts, induction processes, and probationary review processes/records, also supporting regular performance appraisals and professional development;
  • Supporting managers and employees to resolve any grievances, disputes, performance discussions or misconduct matters;
  • Maintaining procedural fairness and ensuring documentation and reporting is consistent across business units; and
  • Assisting with the preparation of high quality management reports and information on a range of HR metrics or trends, as required.

About You

To be considered for this position you will hold a tertiary qualification in Human Resources, or significant experience in a generalist HR role, with a demonstrated understanding of Human Resources/Employee Relations related frameworks, legislation and industrial awards. 

A confident and effective communicator, you will be able to work collaboratively across the organisation, liaising with the Northside Executive team and Northside staff, as well as external stakeholders and consultants as required.

It's crucial that you are open to building on your existing experience, listening to and learning from members of the Northside team and wider community, but also able to provide advice and drive change as the organisation implements new systems and processes to improve their overall HR functions.

Self-motivated and highly organised, you will have a meticulous attention to detail and be able to work independently in a fast-paced, changing environment. You'll also have strong computer literacy and, ideally, have experience with a HR platform such as Easy Payroll.

Although not essential, any experience in a not-for-profit environment or with a community/children's service related organisation would be highly regarded, as would an understanding of the Children’s Services Award, or the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.

Please note: You will need to hold, or be willing to obtain, a Working with Vulnerable People Card and complete a Police Check.

About the Benefits

This is a unique opportunity to bring your HR skills to a passionate not-for-profit organisation that's improving the lives of people across North Canberra.

Northside is offering an attractive base salary circa $70,000 - $80,000 plus super, negotiable based on your skills and experience.

You would also benefit from salary packaging options and highly flexible work arrangements, to suit your needs. Car parking is also available on-site.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, Northside staff have the option of working from home or the office, with plans in place to ensure the safety of their staff at all times.

If you're looking for a highly varied role, with the potential to grow your skills as you support vulnerable members of your local community, don't wait - Apply Now!


Applications close at 11pm (AEST) on Friday the 21st of August.

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Northside's Mission

Providing exceptional services that support people to improve their lives.

Core Values

  • Courage
  • Integrity
  • Choice
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
Northside Community Service