The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

HR Consultant

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Leanne Tea
  • Full-time, initial 6-month position
  • Diverse and interesting HR position, working within a great team
  • Flexible working environment


The George' is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.

An opportunity exists for an experienced and motivated HR Consultant to join our growing organisation on an initial 6 month contract, with the potential for renewal. Based at our new offices in Newtown, this role offers the prospect of working and partnering with leading researchers in a HR generalist position with the opportunity to develop and implement key HR initiatives.


Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • End to end HR service delivery to managers and staff, including the coordination of processes for workforce planning, recruitment and selection, learning and development, performance management and employment relations.
  • Provide expert advice to managers with regards to people management to assist in the facilitation of the achievement of divisional and organisational goals
  • Undertake responsibility for projects and HR functions, including the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, systems and processes
  • Contribute to the outcomes and strategic goals of the HR department in a collaborative way including HR services and practices that facilitate the achievement of organisational strategic directions and organisational values
  • Work, health and Safety coordination and management (including return to work coordination)
  • Facilitation and delivery of learning and development as required


Desired Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Tertiary qualifications in HR, Commerce, Social Sciences and/or equivalent
  • Proven experience working in a similar role
  • Experience working within the academic or research industry advantageous
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and delivery of human resources activities and projects
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with stakeholders
  • Problem solving and time management skills including the ability to manage conflicting priorities, meet tight deadlines and maintaining quality
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to be clear and concise in demanding situations
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Powerpoint Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent analytical skills and decision-making skills
  • Experience using HR systems desirable
  • Experience managing workers compensation claims


We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them, so apply now! 

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.