Job summary

Darwin NT, Australia, Oceania
Career Level:
Senior (5+ years of experience)
Job type:

Senior Human Resource Consultant

About this job

Senior HR Consultant - 3 Month Contract Position 

Primary Objective: Provide highly responsive strategic and operational Human Resource (HR) services to Managers and employees, ensuring compliance within the public sector employment framework.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide solutions-focussed HR advisory services on a wide range of human resources matters (including terms and conditions of employment, disciplinary action, grievance management, performance management, termination, worker’s compensation, and change management, while maintaining a strategic focus which facilitates the achievement of key agency outcomes.
  2. Assist in the development and implementation of effective management strategies, policies and tools to ensure the department operates within the relevant employment framework to achieve operational effectiveness and enhance HR capability within the organisation.
  3. Identify solutions to key workforce risks and provide appropriate recommendations/advice accordingly.
  4. Build and maintain effective collaborative working partnerships and strategic client relationships to align and address the people implications of business decisions.
  5. Foster a positive workplace culture through exemplary professional practice and role modelling behaviour.
  6. Generate a committed team approach in the Human Resource Management (HRM) Branch and provide high quality collaborative support into the team.
  7. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Significant proven HR Consultancy experience in a complex and diverse environment.
  2. High level interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including an engaging and positive manner focussed on customer service and a demonstrated ability to consult effectively with, and to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  3. Demonstrated ability to develop and present HR workshops on HRM practice.
  4. Practical understanding of the HR principles, standards and reporting that effectively underpin the goals of the department and emerging human resource management practices with the ability to interpret and apply employment legislation, policies, trends and contemporary HRM developments.
  5. Demonstrated performance in providing pragmatic advice with respect to management of change to align with organisational direction.
  6. Demonstrated ability in maintaining a high level of personal performance and flexibility, specifically the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise commitments and meet deadlines while maintaining quality standards.
  7. Well-developed conflict management skills with the ability to remediate conflict in the workplace.

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet detailing your skills and experience against the selection criteria and an attached detailed resume. 

The preferred or recommended applicant will be required to undergo a criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history.