HR and WHS Officer - 12 mth Contract
  • Location Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
  • Posted 14th May 2019
  • Advertiser National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Ltd (NCIE)

About the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence

The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Ltd (NCIE) is built on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. The NCIE builds capabilities and creates opportunities by delivering life-changing programs from our heritage-listed facilities in Redfern.

Our values are Excellence, Inclusiveness, Integrity and Growth

About the HR and WHS Officer

The HR and WHS Officer is required to work under the broad direction of the HR Manager and work in partnership with other departments. The role requires an experienced HR and WHS Officer whose initiative and expertise will assist in dealing with the HR and WHS issues while maintaining strong working relationships with our internal and external stakeholders.

The HR and WHS Officer will coordinate the continuous improvement and monitoring of the HR and WHS Systems that underpins all activities, programs and enterprises across the NCIE site.

The HR and WHS Officer will initially be employed on a 12 month contract with Salary Packaging benefits.

Selection Criteria

  1. Minimum of 2 + years’ experience in a similar HR / WHS role
  2. Extensive knowledge and experience in interpreting and applying relevant WHS legislation, with the ability to develop WHS strategies and demonstrate implementation to manage risks and improve operational outcomes.
  3. Well established knowledge and demonstrated experience in managing complex WHS projects, especially regarding WHS management system building and implementation, stakeholder relationships, setting timeframes and meeting deadlines.
  4. Sound knowledge of contemporary  human resources management theory, principles and practice
  5. Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to initiate, plan and organise multiple projects and work programs and managing conflicting priorities, identifying acceptable costs, meeting deadlines and commitments to conclude projects, within time and budget.
  6. Experience in developing and delivering balanced and practical solutions to WHS issues in a complex range of business enterprises, including Child Services, Aquatics and Food Service facilities, with consideration of program needs, stakeholders and cultural factors.
  7. Well established research, analysis and report writing skills to effectively inform, advice and make constructive recommendations in regards to HR / WHS related matters.
  8. Proven ability to provide accurate, considered and timely claims and injury management advice against the relevant legislation and statutory frameworks.
  9. Ability to partner with other departments by providing coaching and synergies to other employees / managers within the WHS and HR discipline.
  10. Proven ability to successfully manage training and compliance.
  11. Well established knowledge of rewards and recognition programs.
  12. Demonstrated experience with interpreting relevant employment related legislation including Fair Work Act, Nation  Employment Standards and Modern Awards
  13. Demonstrated end-to-end recruitment skills, advertising, sourcing, shortlisting interviewing and on boarding candidates
  14. Experience preparing employment contracts and variation letters
  15. Ability to plan and organise the smooth running of the HR function ensuring compliance items are met
  16. Creation and analysis of position descriptions, policies and procedures and forms to effectively inform, advise stakeholders
  17. Highly developed communication skills both written and verbal to effectively facilitate and negotiate significant outcomes with a wide range of people, including the ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders and a knowledge and understanding of their cultures.
  18. Proven ability to create and maintain an expectation of trust, respect and confidentiality and the ability to display and enact sound judgment in regard to highly sensitive and/or critical issues.
  19. Completion or progress towards an appropriate tertiary qualification (such as Human Resource Management, WHS Management or similar) is required

For more information and a Position Description please see

Benefits of Working with NCIE

  • Free on-site gym & pool membership
  • Attractive NFP salary packaging
  • Bonus leave days for all - just because

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are highly encouraged.

To apply: submit your resume and a covering letter addressing the above selection criteria to Vidhi at The subject title of your email should state "HR and WHS Officer Application.”

Closing Date for Applications: 24th May 2019