Internal Recruitment Consultant

Adelaide, Australia
11 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time


As a member of the university wide Recruitment Team, this position is responsible for managing and facilitating strategic and operational recruitment activity and the engagement of new employees. The incumbent will work as part of a team to promote and deliver high quality, value- adding best practice recruitment services across the university.


The University is committed to building a high performing, sustainable workforce, dedicated to the provision of excellence. Achieving this will require transformation in the composition, capabilities, performance and culture of the University’s workforce to position UniSA to thrive in a competitive, rapidly evolving global environment. A Human Resources Enterprise Support Plan 2015 – 2018 has been developed to support this ambition.

The People, Talent & Culture Unit provides strategic and operational HR direction to encourage best practice in the management of the staff of the University through leadership, policy development, senior operational services, consultancy and advice. The PTC team is comprised of the following:

  • HR Business Partnerships
  • Recruitment Central
  • People Development and Performance
  • Workplace Strategy
  • Employee Relations
  • Workplace Health & Safety


The Recruitment Central Team supports the University’s strategic objectives by delivering a proactive and professional recruitment service that is responsive to business needs.

The team delivers a high quality, value adding, innovative and customised approach to recruitment to attract and retain high quality candidates. The team is involved in all aspects of the recruitment selection process for staff vacancies across the University.


This position reports to the Recruitment Manager through the Senior Recruitment Consultant.

The Recruitment Consultant will work closely and manage relationships with:

  • Senior Staff
  • Hiring Managers
  • Local People, Talent and Culture Business Partners
  • People, Talent and Culture team

The Recruitment Consultant will manage relationships with candidates throughout recruitment processes.


  1. Provide contextual, timely and accurate advice, information, and options to managers and employees in relation to sourcing and recruitment of staff.
  2. Under the broad direction of the Recruitment Manager, manage and facilitate functional recruitment activity and strategy. This includes:
    • Understanding the University environment and context, and the internal and external factors affecting this
    • Assessing internal talent pools
    • Developing advertising campaigns
    • Determining advertising mediums and defining talent sourcing strategies
    • Defining selection processes
    • Liaising with candidates throughout the selection process
    • Reviewing applicants, and providing long and short lists to selection panels
    • Telephone screening of applicants
    • Drafting interview questions and other supporting assessment techniques
    • Actively participating on interview panels, leading and influencing quality outcomes
    • Sourcing referee reports
    • Facilitating psychometric testing, credentialing and Criminal History Assessments
    • Supporting offers of employment and negotiation of employment conditions
    • Credible candidate management, including visa and relocation requirements
    • Notifying unsuccessful applicants
    • Managing relationships and the provision of information to key stakeholders at identified milestone points through the recruitment process
    • Maintaining records throughout the process, and managing/storing these appropriately
  3. Build and maintain solid networks and credible working relationships with key stakeholders, including local People, Talent and Culture Business Partners and hiring managers, raising the profile of the Recruitment Team and fostering knowledge across the organisation.
  4. Provide advice and recommendations to the Recruitment Manager on the development, implementation and review of procedures, systems and processes within the Recruitment Team that reflect relevant legislation and best practice.
  5. Undertake research and data analysis, and present findings, to support the delivery of valueadding best practice recruitment services across the university.
  6. Develop and facilitate recruitment related training and information sessions for key stakeholders.
  7. Manage small projects and provide project support to larger projects as directed by the Recruitment Manager.
  8. Actively represent the Recruitment Team through participation in committees and working groups, demonstrating credibility, professionalism and influence.

The duties as specified above may be altered in accordance with the changing requirements of the position.


Staff must follow and apply the following:

  1. Core Staff Attributes
    To contribute to a successful and enterprising culture at UniSA, each staff member is expected to demonstrate the following key behavioural attributes:
    • Is trusted, authentic and self-aware – establishes credibility, is honest, reliable,
      accountable, and responsive
    • Takes the initiative and delivers results – by seizing opportunities and being outcome and customer focused
    • Provides solutions – through logical, creative and innovative thinking and timely,
      transparent and consultative decision making
    • Communicates with impact – displays clarity, diplomacy, persuasiveness and sensitivity
    • Leads and works well with others - displays conviction and resilience, working
      collaboratively, motivating others and mobilising influence.
  2. Health Safety & Injury Management
    • Follow reasonable instructions, work procedures and practices to maintain the health and safety of yourself and others.
    • Report all identified work place hazards and incidents.
  3. Performance Development and Management
    Participate in the University’s Performance Development and Management process.



  1. Qualifications in Human Resources Management together with demonstrated experience in senior level recruitment.
  2. Substantial customer focused recruitment experience and demonstrated continuous improvement of sourcing strategies via innovative channels.
  3. High level negotiation and influencing skills, with an ability to communicate clearly and confidently and use compelling arguments to gain the support and commitment of others.
  4. Demonstrated experience in the use of e-recruitment systems, with a strong understanding of their functionality.
  5. Demonstrated high-level interpersonal skills, with proven experience in actively engaging with a broad range of stakeholders, providing a trusted consultancy service and building credible relationships and networks.
  6. Demonstrated excellence in time management and organisational skills, including the ability to be resourceful, prioritise and work collaboratively to manage competing priorities within tight timelines.


  1. Knowledge of the higher education sector in Australia and of the human resources issues facing the higher education sector.