HR Advisor, International Recruitment

The Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH) works hard to create equal opportunities for all Victorians to live a safe, respected and valued life.

Our areas of focus are child protection, housing, disability, the prevention of family violence, multicultural affairs, LGBTQI+ equality, veterans, women and youth. The work we do benefits thousands of Victorians, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

We work in a variety of community-based settings, including people's homes, residential facilities and secure settings across metropolitan, rural and regional Victoria.

We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated. All jobs can be worked flexibly, and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. .

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For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

Job Details

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Department: Department of Families, Fairness and Housing
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Negotiable
Reference: VG/DFFH/CDS/683571A
Closing Date: 07-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $90,067 - $102,192
Job Duration: 31/12/2023
Attachments: VPS-4 HR Advisor PD 23.1.2023.pdf (PDF, 193KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Katherine Lazaris or 9892 8796

Position Details


This role will work as part of a new team in Workforce Services to support and manage activities to deliver the international recruitment program for Child Protection. Operating as part of the team, this role will provide advice on relevant policy and processes and support Senior Advisors with a range of tasks including the coordination of candidate care, visa and relocation assistance packages, onboarding, data analysis and reporting requirements. The role will provide support to the Manager, International Recruitment by providing day to day project management support and HR advisory services. Additionally, this role will be adaptable to the changing functions and needs of the international recruitment team.


  1.  Assist in the development of relevant process and policy documents required for the successful implementation of the Child Protection International recruitment program.
  2. Support the operational delivery of the attraction and recruitment of Child Protection practitioners from overseas including assisting with visa processing and relocation supports, liaising with candidates and stakeholders and the establishment of local reporting mechanisms.
  3. Provide generalist human resources (HR) advice and support to managers and staff on a range of issues, routine and complex, including end to end recruitment, policies and practices, safety screening, leave queries and pay policy in order to deliver high-quality services.

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The department may require its employees to be fully vaccinated against preventable diseases such as the current coronavirus (COVID-19). The department's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy(Word) outlines the requirements for existing employees, other workplace participants and prospective employees. Please read in full prior to applying.


All VPS employees (and ex-VPS employees with extended access to the Jobs and Skills Exchange website) MUST apply via the Jobs and Skills Exchange (JSE) <> portal.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Attachments can be uploaded in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .txt or .rtf formats.
Applicants are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter (max 2 pages) outlining their suitability to the role in line with the Key Selection Criteria. 
Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process. 
Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

For more information on working with us and our recruitment process, please visit Department of Families, Fairness and Housing Victoria | Jobs (

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