Human Resources Advisor

Brisbane, Australia
09 Nov 2017
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23 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Human Resource Services

UQ Human Resources is responsible for enabling achievement of the University's strategic ambitions through attracting, developing, and retaining talented, engaged, and high performing staff. This, in turn, enables University staff to better support our current and future students. Human Resources provides high quality resource management guidance and expertise, through effective policy development, constructive advice and efficient administrative services. We are building a team of strategic HR professionals to provide outstanding, client focused, proactive and effective solutions and services for all UQ staff.

The role

The Human Resources Advisor is accountable for the effective provision of HR advice and client support to meet the operational and service delivery needs of the University working with a defined client group.

The role is the initial point of contact for the day to day delivery of clear and accurate HR advice and support to leaders and staff at all levels, ensuring consistent application of the HR policy framework to meet the diverse needs of the client group.

The role is responsible for coordinating the end to end delivery of core HR services to staff and support to clients with accessing specific specialist services.  This also includes coordinating approvals on key decisions and actions and where necessary escalating complex and sensitive matters.

As a member of the Professional Services team, the HR Advisor supports the implementation of HR projects and initiatives aligned to client business unit needs and the broader University HR strategy. The role ensures all HR advice and support services are in compliance with relevant policies and /or external legislative and regulatory controls

The person

Applicants should possess a degree qualification in HR, Business, or a related field with subsequent relevant experience in HR and/or equivalent combination of relevant training and professional experience.

Experience providing end-to-end HR policy and advice and support across a range of HR processes is essential, particularly in relation to recruitment and performance management.

Applicants should also be highly capable of applying structured problem solving approaches, as well as establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with key stakeholders.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


There are a number of full-time, fixed-term appointments at HEW Level 6 to cover upcoming parental leave. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207.07 – $79,964.50 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $81,256.74 – $87,561.13 p.a.).

Please Note

Previous applicants need not apply

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Ms Sarah Barton, Human Resources Business Partner (07 3346 5310 or at the Faculty of Medicine. 

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

Covering Letter – Maximum of two (2) A4 typed pages addressing the Key Accountabilities within the Position Description for this role and, Curriculum Vitae / Resume   

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