First listed on: 23 April 2023

Human Resources Advisor - Taronga Zoo


  • Located at Sydney's iconic Taronga Zoo, Mosman
  • 12-month parental leave cover
  • Flexible work arrangements (full-time or 4 days part-time)
  • Ideal role to build your HR skills
  • Salary package range: $99,881 to $103,031 depending on experience (inclusive of base salary, superannuation) - TCSA Salaried Employees Award, Clerk Grade 5

Taronga seeks a confident and energetic HR Advisor to join the People, Culture & Safety team.

If you enjoy the buzz of an in-demand operational HR team, have a passion for wildlife conservation, and the thought of working for a world class conservation organisation excites you, then there is no better role for you than this.

About the role

The role is a 12-month parental leave cover.

Working alongside a dynamic HR team, this role provides trusted and expert advice and administrative services to managers and employees across the full employment lifecycle. Additionally, the role will contribute to delivering People, Culture & Safety initiatives and projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Act as the first point of contact for HR queries for specific client groups, providing advisory services to managers in performance management, employee relations and compliance with people policies and procedures.
  • Coaching and guiding managers to build people management capability.
  • End-to-end support and coordination of key people processes, including job evaluations, performance management, new employee onboarding and offboarding.
  • Support HR and Payroll activities, including position management, workforce planning (headcount and budget forecasting), recruitment and on/offboarding.
  • Assist with employee relations cases, including dispute management and investigations.
  • Work closely with the People & Talent Administrator to assist with HR-related documentation preparation.
  • Reporting, analytics and insights on people metrics (as required)

About you

No two days are the same here at Taronga, and this a unique HR role where you?ll be involved in a vast range of work to support a conservation, hospitality and tourism business.

 We are looking for a dynamic and well-rounded HR generalist with a customer-first focus. You will be tertiary qualified, enjoy working in an operational and hands-on environment, and understand Australian and IR frameworks and employment legislation.

Sound Excel skills, SuccessFactors (or similar HRIS) experience and accreditation in Mercer CED job evaluation methodology is desirable.


You will enjoy:

  • Hybrid work - Taronga supports a blend of in-office, remote, and on-the-go workers.
  • Complimentary family and friends pass to both Zoo?s.
  • A wide range of discounts on our award winning accommodation.
  • Discounted food and beverage purchases across both Dubbo and Sydney locations.
  • Onsite parking.

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.

To apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter of one page.

Applications must be completed via using the reference number 00009L23 or searching the word Taronga. For more information in relation to the vacant position please contact Recruitment @

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

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