First listed on: 14 October 2017

Human Resources Advisor

  • An exceptional opportunity to join a dynamic team in an innovative and creative environment.
  • Ongoing employment with flexible working conditions.
  • Salary package up to $113,456. Package includes salary ($92,470 – $102,359), employer's contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.
A catalyst for creative expression and curious minds.
Uniquely placed to demonstrate how science and design impact Australia and the world, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) is Australia's leading museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences. The MAAS collection holds over 500,000 objects, showcasing the best of Australian ingenuity and innovation. MAAS operates three NSW venues, the Powerhouse Museum in Ultimo, Sydney Observatory in Millers Point, and the Museums Discovery Centre in Castle Hill. MAAS is also planning for a New Museum in Parramatta, due to open in 2022. 
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a talented individual to join the Museum and support the workforce as we embark on building a world-class museum that promotes a more culturally diverse, innovative society.  
The Human Resources Advisor is a member of a passionate and agile Human Resources (HR) team, responsible for delivering support and advice in all operational areas of HR, to the management and employees of MAAS. The HR Advisor will innovate initiatives and effective outcomes to the business around; recruitment and retention, workforce planning, on-boarding, provision of employee relations advice, employee engagement, performance management and off-boarding. 
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To be eligible to apply for this role you must meet these requirements:
Tertiary qualification in Human Resource Management or relevant experience.
Experience in the provision of strategic HR advice and people management initiatives in at least 3 of the following areas.   

  • People management practice improvement
  • Employee relations
  • Recruitment, Selection & Retention
  • Performance management policy and practice
Experience in the NSW Public Sector is an advantage but not a requirement.
Your application must include:
Cover Letter - No more than two A4 pages. Must include short statements in response to the two targeted questions below.
Resume - No more than three A4 pages.  Must be up to date with current employment, and clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role. Must include referee contacts. We will not contact referees without your consent. 
Question 1 - Describe a difficult or sensitive situation involving several parties you have dealt with which required careful and extensive communication.
Question 2 - Describe a time where you were unable to meet several differing deadlines.  How did you prioritise which services to deliver?  Why?
Your cover letter and resume will need to be submitted as PDF attachments on your candidate file application on Taleo/Jobs NSW.
The Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with a disability.  If you have individual requirements that need to be accommodated in order to participate in the selection process and join the Museum, please indicate this in your application.

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