The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

Senior HR Advisor


Closing soon

(HEO8) $106,561 to $119,550 (pro-rata) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed-term position available at 0.9FTE for 2 years

Exciting role for a dedicated Senior HR Advisor to join a vibrant team providing HR advice to key stakeholders

Reporting to the Team Leader – HR Advisory, and working as part of a broader HR Team, the Senior Human Resources Advisor (HRA) is responsible for providing a proactive and pragmatic service to key stakeholders in relation to HR and Industrial relations advice regarding the University's Enterprise Agreement, Employment conditions, and general policy advice. In this role you will have a high degree of independent judgement, and will partner with Centres of Excellence across the HR Branch to leverage specialist skill sets, including Organisational Development, Workplace Relations and Health and Safety.

The Senior HRA will work closely with the Human Resource Manager of their portfolio group to provide additional support to key initiatives including workforce planning, talent management and general OD initiatives. The Senior HRA acts as a backup to the HRM, to support the delivery of generalist HR services.

To be successful, you will need:

  • Demonstrated commitment to service excellence and delivering effective stakeholder-centric HR service, possessing highly developed interpersonal and relationship management skills in order to liaise, consult, guide and influence a wide range of people at all levels within a complex organisation
  • Proven experience providing timely and expert HR policy advice to staff and managers, including interpretation of Enterprise Agreements, change activity and HR policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience in proactively identify opportunities for improvement and implementing associated initiatives
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in effectively coaching leaders in people related matters
  • Generalist HR skills and experience to be able to support OD initiatives as required
  • HR experience within the Higher Education sector is desirable but not essential.

    Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a resume and cover letter addressing your suitability and experience for the position.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 28 September 2023.

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Jane Walsh Team Leader - HR Advisory P: +61 (8) 8313 0195 E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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    Job details


    Senior HR Advisor


    The University of Adelaide




    September 14, 2023

    Application deadline

    September 28, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Adelaide (informally Adelaide University) is a public research university located in Adelaide, South Australia. Established in 1874, it is the third-oldest university in Australia. The university's main campus is located on North Terrace in the Adelaide city centre, adjacent to the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the State Library of South Australia.

    The university has four campuses, three in South Australia: North Terrace campus in the city, Roseworthy campus at Roseworthy and Waite campus at Urrbrae, and one in Melbourne, Victoria. The university also operates out of other areas such as Thebarton, the National Wine Centre in the Adelaide Park Lands, and in Singapore through the Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre.

    The University of Adelaide is composed of five faculties, with each containing constituent schools. These include the Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of the Professions, and the Faculty of Sciences. It is a member of the Group of Eight and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The university is also a member of the Sandstone universities, which mostly consist of colonial-era universities within Australia.

    The university is associated with five Nobel laureates, constituting one-third of Australia's total Nobel Laureates, and 110 Rhodes scholars. The university has had a considerable impact on the public life of South Australia, having educated many of the state's leading businesspeople, lawyers, medical professionals and politicians. The university has been associated with many notable achievements and discoveries, such as the discovery and development of penicillin, the development of space exploration, sunscreen, the military tank, Wi-Fi, polymer banknotes and X-ray crystallography, and the study of viticulture and oenology.

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