HR Consultant

Job No: GEORGE397
Location: Newtown

  • Full Time (1 FTE) Parental Leave Replacement opportunity
  • 12-month, fixed term contract
  • Opportunity to start mid-July 2022
  • Hybrid working arrangements available, with a combination of office and virtual work
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:

  • Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
  • Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
  • Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health

Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit 'what we do' to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Consultant to join our team on a 12-month, parental leave replacement opportunity.

As a mission driven organisation, the global HR team’s purpose is to optimise the George’s people capability to improve the health of millions worldwide.

The global HR team operates with the following guiding principles:

  • We provide value added and proactive partnership to achieve the organisation’s mission & priorities
  • We think and act as one HR team. We have mutual respect
  • We commit and deliver our priorities
  • We search for synergies and alignment
  • We continuously improve – our function and ourselves
  • We are role models for our Values and maintain integrity in all we do.

The Human Resources (HR) Consultant is responsible for the delivery of end-to-end HR services predominately to a designated client group. The HR Consultant is also responsible for allocated functions and projects involving the development and implementation of plans, systems and interventions that support the attraction, selection, retention, and development of the workforce ensuring organisational capability meets that of the strategic needs of the organisation.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Provide end to end HR service delivery to managers and staff within an allocated client group including the coordination of processes for workforce planning, recruitment, and selection, learning and development, performance management and employment relations
  • Provide guidance and advice to all staff on policies and procedures when requested
  • Provide expert advice to managers with regards to people management to assist in the facilitation of the achievement of team and organisational goals
  • Participate and work with the HR/Recruitment Coordinator, in recruitment processes including the coaching and providing of advice in relation to best practice of selection and onboarding of employees
  • Design, deliver and facilitate training courses (online and face to face) as and when required
  • Provide counsel and coaching to support resolution of workplace problems or needs
  • Conduct exit interviews, raising any concerns with Head of HR, Australia
  • Conduct duties as the Return-to-Work Coordinator for the Institute for matters regarding health and safety
  • Undertake responsibility for projects and HR functions, including the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, systems, and processes
  • Contribute to the outcomes and strategic goals of the HR department in a collaborative way including HR services, initiatives and practices that facilitate the achievement of organisational strategic directions and organisational values
  • Other ad hoc duties consistent with the position description.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Tertiary qualifications in HR, Commerce, Social Sciences
  • Proven experience working in a similar role
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and delivery of human resources activities and projects
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with stakeholders
  • Problem solving and time management skills including the ability to manage conflicting priorities, meet tight deadlines and maintaining quality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to be clear and concise in demanding situations
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products (including Word, PowerPoint Outlook and Excel)
  • Excellent analytical, influencing, and decision-making skills
  • Experience using HR systems
  • Knowledge of The Fair Work Act and employment legislation
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
  • Strong team work ethic with the ability to work autonomously.


  • Experience working within a learning and development role
  • Experience working within the academic or research industry
  • Experience working with health and safety and completion or willingness to complete return to work coordinator training.

For more information, please see the Position Description here.

The closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 15th May 2022 . We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Please apply now!


Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.

Everyone is encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, LGBTIQ people and mature-aged adults.

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