HR Officer

• Great opportunity across broad range of HR initiatives • Supporting our cultural change agenda • Flexible working – part time applicants encouraged to apply • Grade 3 or 4, depending upon successful candidate’s experience
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Department: Victorian Planning Authority
Work Type: Fixed Term - Flexible
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: VPSG3
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/VPA/00104
Closing Date: 19-Dec-2018
Salary Range: $66,699 - $80,987
Job Duration: 12 Months
Attachments: HR Officer - 3.2 - Nov 2018.docx (Word, 1.22MB)
Job Specification

Personal Details Form Template.DOC (Word, 96KB)
Candidate Report

Contact: Kylie Mackinnon
9651 9600

Position Details

This 12 month fixed term opportunity has come about as a replacement for one of our team members heading overseas next year.

You will play a critical role in our small team of three in developing and implementing initiatives from our three year People and Culture Plan. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands on experience in a broad range of HR initiatives from recruitment and selection and health and wellbeing to building the capabilities of our workforce and driving cultural change.

You will also take a lead role in supporting the organisation's recruitment, selection and onboarding processes, as well as leading the implementation of our Health and Wellbeing program.

We are looking for someone who has a curious nature and willingness to continuously learn, can take the initiative, and has a great ability to build strong relationships and partnerships with people at all levels across the business. 

This position is advertised at the Grade 3 or 4 level – to be determined based on the successful candidates experience. To be successful at the Grade 4 level, you will have demonstrated experience in:

  • Managing and coordinating the end-to-end recruitment process
  • Exposure to, and experience in developing and implementing health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Experience in supporting and leading (under direction) the development and facilitation of organisation development and learning initiatives.

We proudly support working flexibly at the VPA, and part-time candidates are encouraged to apply. Other flexible working arrangements may also be available.

Please note, it is expected that shortlisting and interviews for this position will not commence until January.

How to Apply

To find out more about this opportunity, click the ‘Apply Now' button.  As part of your application you are required to attach:

1/         Resume

2/         Covering Letter addressing the key selection criteria found in the Position Description.

3/         VPA Personal Details Form

For further information or a confidential discussion about the role, please call Kylie Mackinnon on (03) 9651 9600.


Important Information about your application

The VPA believes in diversity and equality and we are committed to ensuring that our workplace is reflective of the Victorian community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. 

The VPA is also committed to fair recruitment practices and as such removes all personal information from applications prior to shortlisting.  In order to aid this process, please do not include personal information in your resume and cover letter and complete the Personal Details Form.

Applications close for this position at 5 pm on 19 December 2018.

If this isn't the right job for you but you are interested in working with the VPA in the future, please email your contact details to  We will hold your details and inform you when future positions are advertised.

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