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Hr Advisor

Ability Options - Charlestown, NSW

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


  • Permanent Full Time opportunity
  • Industry leader in Employment and Disability Services
  • Comprehensive employee benefits, including salary packaging

Who Are We?

Ability Options provides employment and disability services to people who need assistance to achieve their aspirations and inclusion the community. We operate services to support people with disabilities and those whose lives are changed as a result of accidents, unemployment and disadvantage.

We are committed to a workplace culture that recognises diversity, equity and human rights. We respect and value the contribution of people from all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people and people with disability.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic Human Resources Advisor to join our team to provide generalist support and guidance to our Disability Services Division. You will support frontline managers providing technical and practical advice, expertise and coaching on a broad range of people management and employee relations policies, procedures and practices. Along with the relevant managers, you will be involved in formal grievance, underperformance management and workplace investigation processes.

This is a full time role based in either Charlestown or Maitland office servicing the Hunter and Central Coast region. You will be required to travel around Hunter and Central Coast region and occasionally to our other locations across Sydney, Hunter Valley and Mid-North Coast. This role will report to General Manager of Disability Services under the guidance of the HR Business Partner and General Manager Human Resources.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide accurate and timely support, advice, guidance and coaching to front line managers in a range of employee relations and people management matters, such as managing underperformance, performance review, grievance and disciplinary.
  • Managing a caseload of employee relations matters to ensure that matters are resolved in a timely manner to a full conclusion or completion.
  • Provide support and assistance in recruitment and talent management strategies, including attraction and retention.
  • Provide accurate counsel and interpretation to line managers regarding awards, legislations, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Researching issues and developing recommendations to resolve people management issues.
  • Build effective rapport and work collaboratively with frontline managers

About You

We are looking for a resilient, agile and driven HR generalist who can build strong working relationship with managers to support and coach them in the best practice approach in people management aligned with Ability Options policies and processes and relevant legislations. You have to be comfortable dealing in a complex, fast paced, constantly changing and evolving environment, as well as operating in an industry sector that has to comply with mandatory reporting requirements. You are passionate about empowering others through coaching and knowledge sharing.

Essential Criteria:

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources or equivalent
  • 2+ years of experience in Human Resources function
  • Knowledge of the Fair Work Act, Award and other employment-related legislation and demonstrated ability to apply these to a broad range of HR issues.
  • Knowledge of contemporary Human Resource management practices
  • Intermediate competency with people systems, e.g. HRIS (Sage), LMS, e-recruitment
  • Intermediate competency with Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc).
  • Satisfactory background checks, including NDIS Worker Check and/or Working With Children Check
  • Valid NSW Driver Licence (minimum P2)
  • Travel will be required across Hunter Valley and Central Coast

Why work for Ability Options?

When you join Ability Options you will experience a vibrant, values driven organisation where the people we support are at the centre of everything we do.

In return for your skills and experience you will receive:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Access to Fitness passport gym membership
  • Flexible work arrangement incl. RDO
  • Rewards and recognition program
  • Ability to purchase additional leave after 1 year of service
  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave
  • Ability to significantly increase your take home pay with not-for profit salary packaging
  • A rewarding career where you contribute to make a difference in the community and in people’s lives

Application closes on 1 March 2021. Please note only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for this position.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below.