Careers at the Brotherhood

HR Advisor

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Work type: Maximum Term Full-Time
Location: Fitzroy
Categories: Consulting and Generalist HR

We’re looking for a professional HR Advisor with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a 6 month maximum-term basis, working 38 hours per week based in Fitzroy.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - 
a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.



This role is responsible for providing high-level support to new and existing staff as well as general advice and support on a range of people experience policy and process matters to internal stakeholders. The role is also responsible for providing ongoing support to the P&C Business Partners in all P&C matters.

  • Provide timely and accurate general advice on all P&C matters including, classification, recruitment, BSL policies and processes, retention, performance management and industrial relations to staff and managers
  • Support P&C Business Partners in delivering a professional, consultative and customer focused P&C service to staff and managers
  • Undertake remuneration, classification and job evaluation process for positions as required
  • Draft and prepare documents, correspondence and generate reports in a timely and accurate manner
  • Effectively manage high volume operational activities, ensuring compliance with relevant policies or procedures in a timely and accurate manner
  • Research and interpret policy
  • Contribute to and initiate continuous improvement activities relating to P&C policies, practices and procedures
  • Build the capability of managers and staff by coaching them in the use of HR systems, processes and policies
  • Use existing HRIS, e-recruitment, record management, filing and reporting systems to maintain records, manage documentation, coordinate workflow and collate reports, achieving accuracy and compliance
  • Assist, knowledge share and train (where relevant) other members of the wider team


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Tertiary qualifications, or equivalent experience, in human resources or substantial relevant skills and work experience in large and complex organisations as a human resources advisor/officer
  • Collaborative and pragmatic in nature, with a demonstrated strong human centred/customer service focus is essential
  • High level communication skills, including the ability to draft a range of documentation, interact with a diversity of colleagues and clients and maintain discretion
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to make appropriate recommendations
  • Highly developed administrative skills, including computer literacy and excellent attention to detail/accuracy



  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program



BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.


If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Kellie Alford on 0491 156 090 for a confidential discussion.

To view the full Position Description for your application, please click here

Applications close: Wednesday 17 August 2022 at 11:55PM

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.


We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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