First listed on: 25 November 2018

       Human Resources Advisor

  • Ongoing, Full Time position – would consider 0.8 FTE for the right applicant
  • TCSA Salaried Employees Award, Clerk Grade 5 Base salary $83,403 plus superannuation and leave loading = total package $92,445
  • Located at Taronga Zoo, Mosman

Looking to secure a shared future for wildlife and people?

Taronga is looking for an experienced, driven and motivated Human Resources Advisor who is interested in joining a leading organisation in conservation, education, animal management and transformational guest experiences.

About us…

Taronga Zoo officially opened in October 1916, with Taronga Western Plains Zoo officially opening in February 1977!  We believe in a shared future for Wildlife and People. Taronga is working in partnership with wildlife conservation organizations and communities to develop ways to protect species and habitats. Taronga. For the Wild!

Our employees enjoy generous employment conditions including:

  • Complimentary family and friends passes
  • A wide range of discounts on our award winning accommodation
  • Discounted food and beverage purchases across the site
  • Reduced rates for other services including animal encounters 
  • To discover more about the benefits of working at Taronga, please visit our website here.

We value diversity…

Taronga is an equal opportunity employer, where we recognise the diversity of our workforce and community – be it on the basis of gender, age, culture, religion, language or personal circumstances.

Taronga is also committed to building on the perspectives, experience, knowledge and skills that this diversity brings to our organisation.

Taronga provide specific workplace programs to support diversity and equal employment opportunities for women, people with a disability and people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

About the role…

The successful individual will…

  • Provide Human Resource support to the managers and employees of Taronga, in line with organizational policies and procedures as well as legislative requirements.

Key accountabilities…

  • Provide advice and support to managers and employees to understand, implement and work within Human Resource policies, guidelines and practices and established industrial relations legislation.
  • Undertake appropriate Human Resource and Payroll administrative processes to support the efficient operations of the workplace in line with legislative requirements.
  • Develop tools to support the implementation of Human Resource initiatives.
  • Assist the Human Resource team to develop training programs and materials to address the learning needs of the organisation and its people.
  • Comply with Taronga’s Customer Service Charter and suggest initiatives for further improvement to ensure industry leading standards are maintained.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Comply with and suggest sustainability practices in the workplace to help achieve Taronga’s sustainability targets and reduce environmental impact.
  • Comply with and report any Work, Health and Safety incidents in line with Taronga’s Work, Health and Safety Charter.

About you…

We are looking for candidates that have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources or equivalent experience in a similar role
  • Obtain and maintain a current volunteer NSW Working with Children Check at own expense.
About Applying...

We value your safety, and the privacy of your information. Please only apply for this position via This is the only legitimate website to apply via, and the only website whereby applications will be accepted.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter of one page.  You are also required to complete the two target questions as part of your application. 

1. Outline your previous generalist HR experience including how you deliver the highest quality of HR service to a diverse client group?

2. Outline a time when you have had to provide advice and support to a manager on a complex performance management issue?

Applications must be completed via using the reference number 00006MJG or searching the word Taronga. For more information in relation to the vacant position please contact Rhiannon Millane on 9978 4710 or  

To review a copy of the role description, please visit the careers page of the Taronga website 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in applying, please contact “I work for NSW” support team on 1800 562 679 or

Applications close: Midnight, 9th December 2018. Applications are reviewed regularly, so apply now!


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