Senior Human Resources Officer

Reconciliation Australia is seeking an early career HR professional, with some experience across human resource management and human resource strategic projects.

The role

The Senior Human Resource Officer position will play a key role in supporting the Human Resource Function, and organisational development as apart of Reconciliation Australia’s dedicated Corporate Services Team.

In this position, you will deliver a broad range of Human Resource services across the organisation, and be involved in various Human Resource, and wider organisational development projects.

About you

You are a motivated, and experienced Human Resources early career professional, passionate about reconciliation in Australia. You have some experience across human resource management, and human resource strategic projects.

You are a highly motivated self-starter with exceptional interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have strong stakeholder management skills and a high level of attention to detail.

1. Previous experience in a similar role, with exposure to Human Resource Administration, or Human Resource Project Coordination.
2. Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence, negotiate and counsel staff.
3. Ability to work independently and take initiative but, also as an enthusiastic team player working collaboratively with other teams in Reconciliation Australia.
4. Must be reliable, flexible, and able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
5. Relevant tertiary qualifications in HR, business or equivalent.


1. Understanding and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures, and issues, including the importance of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment strategy.

Salary and other details

The salary range for this role is $75,000 – $85,000 (Inclusive of 17.5% leave loading) + Superannuation, dependent on experience and qualifications.

This is a fixed-term contract until April 2024.

About Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation Australia is an independent, national, not-for-profit organisation promoting and facilitating reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia.

We are committed to improving employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and welcome applications from all Australians, especially those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent as your cultural and lived experience is central to the work we do.

Applicants for this position should have valid working rights for Australia.

How to apply

Download the Senior Human Resource Officer position description and the Reconciliation Australia aplication cover sheet.

Email [email protected] and include your:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter addressing the selection criteria set out in the position description and your preferred location (Sydney or Canberra).  Please quote reference: HR
  3. Completed Reconciliation Australia application cover sheet.
Paul House with gum leaves and smoke
Paul Girrawah House

Paul Girrawah House has multiple First Nation ancestries from the South-East Canberra region, including the Ngambri-Ngurmal (Walgalu), Pajong (Gundungurra), Wallabollooa (Ngunnawal) and Erambie/Brungle (Wiradyuri) family groups.

Paul acknowledges his diverse First Nation history, he particularly identifies as a descendant of Onyong aka Jindoomang from Weereewaa (Lake George) and Henry ‘Black Harry’ Williams from Namadgi who were both multilingual, essentially Walgalu-Ngunnawal-Wiradjuri speaking warriors and Ngunnawal–Wallaballooa man William Lane aka ‘Billy the Bull’ - Murrjinille.

Paul was born at the old Canberra hospital in the centre of his ancestral country and strongly acknowledges his First Nation matriarch ancestors, in particular his mother Dr Aunty Matilda House-Williams and grandmother, Ms Pearl Simpson-Wedge.

Paul completed a Bachelor of Community Management from Macquarie University, and Graduate Certificate in Wiradjuri Language, Culture and Heritage and Management from CSU.

Paul provided the Welcome to Country for the 47th Opening of Federal Parliament in 2022. Paul is Board Director, Ngambri Local Aboriginal Land Council, Member Indigenous Reference Group, National Museum of Australia and Australian Government Voice Referendum Engagement Group.  

Paul works on country with the ANU, First Nations Portfolio as a Senior Community Engagement Officer

Acknowledgement of Country

Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing  connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website contains images or names of people who have passed away.

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