First listed on: 19 February 2024

Human Resources Officer


Location: Cairns servicing Cape York communities 
Status: Full Time Permanent 
Salary: $83,383 - $91,452 p.a. + 11% superannuation contribution 

The filling of this position is specified. Applicants must provide contact details or a written reference from an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who is willing to support their application. 

About Us 

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is a community controlled Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health service, which provides culturally appropriate, family centred, primary health care services to the communities and people of Cape York.

About the Opportunity

The Human Resources Officer is responsible for providing high quality support to the Human Resources Manager and organisational managers for the delivery of a range of human resource services. The position will focus on the employment cycle including recruitment, onboarding, support in the probation and performance review processes together with the provision of general human resources advice.

Pre-employment screening for vaccination against Vaccine Preventable Diseases will be conducted for the successful applicant.

About You

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant Human Resources or Business discipline with a focus on human resources 
  • Demonstrated previous experience supporting and coordinating complex Human Resources processes across the employment cycle.
  • The ability to coordinate recruitment and selection activities. 
  • Demonstrated experience in providing industrial relations advice to management. 
  • The ability to interpret organisational policies and procedures, Employment Agreements and relevant legislation, including the Fair Work Act 2009
  • Previous experience using HRIS ELMO is highly desirable. 
  • High level knowledge and skills in Human Resources processes, practices and systems
  • Understanding of the historical and contemporary issues that impact on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and their communities, particularly in Cape York
  • Ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in accordance with community protocols and customs
  • Current Blue Card positive notice or exemption, or willing and able to obtain prior to commencement
  • AFP National Police Check 

Why Apunipima?

Apunipima is a great place to work, with opportunities to grow and develop and an environment of respect. As Human Resources Officer, you will enjoy an attractive remuneration package, 5 weeks annual leave, annual leave loading, generous salary packaging opportunities and more! 

To apply for this role, submit your cover letter and resume addressing the above criteria. Applications close on Sunday, 03 March 2024.  

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about this role, or if you have any questions, please contact Lynette Yeates, Acting Human Resources Manager via 07 4037 7242 or 

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is an equal opportunity employer. 

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