First listed on: 26 May 2020

 Human Resources Advisor

Cherbourg is located in the South Burnett Region of Queensland about 3 hours drive north west of Brisbane and 1 hour west of Gympie. The township is 7km from Murgon.  Cherbourg has a hospital, medical centre, community health service, aged persons hostel, primary school prep to year 6, TAFE College and a sporting complex incorporating an indoor basketball/netball court and gym. 

Facilities in the region and within a 30 minute drive from Cherbourg include supermarkets and shopping facilities, most major banks, golf courses, swimming pools, fishing, boating, wineries and restaurants.

Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Human Resources Advisor to advise our CEO and Senior Management team on all HR matters.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Provide initiative and direction that will assist Council to best manage its Human Resources.
  • Effectively manage the following Human Resources related functions:
    • Recruitment and selection; 
    • Employee and Industrial Relations; 
    • Payroll; 
    • Learning and Development
  • Provide HR advice to management and employees regarding industrial relations, enterprise bargaining, award conditions and other employment matters.
  • Assist management in, or carry out on behalf of management, negotiations with unions or employee representatives on a range of issues including agreements, workplace bargaining, disputes and other workplace matters.
  • Assist management in the investigation and resolution of matters relating to grievances, bullying and harassment, and poor performance.
  • Develop HR policies and procedures, including review of current policies and procedures, for consideration by the Senior Management Team.
  • Promote continuous improvement within the human resources area.
  • Provide accurate and timely reports to CEO and other Managers.
  • Establish and maintain HR and payroll procedures in our Practical Payroll System.
  • Monitor, co-ordinate and prepare HR reports such as termination, recruitment, excessive leave, surveys.

Selection Criteria:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Human Resources or considerable experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in the areas of key responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated high level of computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of local government governance requirements advantageous.
  • Previous experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities would be advantageous.
  • A current Driver's Licence.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive base salary plus superannuation.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Salary sacrifice packaging options.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Work/life balance.

Your application should be comprised of:

  • statement (not more than 2 pages) that summarises your skills, experience and achievements against the key responsibilities within the context of the role you are applying for; and
  • current resume containing details of 2 referees.  At least one referee should have a thorough knowledge of your work over the past two years as your manager or supervisor.
  • Your statement and resume should be forwarded attention to:
  • Sam Murray – Corporate Services Manager, Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council.
  • Jake Sloots - Human Resources Advisor, Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council.

Council ensures that applicants receive fair, consistent and equitable treatment in all aspects of human resource management through discrimination free and equal employment opportunities.

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