HR Specialist

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Sydney - Parramatta and Western Suburbs
June 16, 2024

HR Specialist – F/T fixed term contract to May 30, 2025 Parramatta CBD – 3 days in office 2 days wfh

  • Build solid foundations for meaningful change: Apply organisational design principles to revolutionise our HR processes and transform the employee experience.
  • Lead Innovation: Challenge the status quo and contribute to the best implementation of Ceridian Dayforce HRIS ever
  • Transform People Experience: Shape and document a new operating model that enhances the way we work.
  • Great Base Salary + Super and NFP Salary Packaging Benefits (extra $18,550 tax-free) – Take home more pay

About Uniting

At Uniting, we believe in taking real steps to make the world a better place. We work to inspire people, enliven communities, and confront injustice. We are imaginative, respectful, compassionate and bold.

About the Role:

Join our dynamic team as an HR Specialist and play a pivotal role in the Uniting People Experience Transformation Program. Reporting to the People Capability Transformation Lead, you will be instrumental in shaping and documenting the key components of our target People Experience Operating Model and establishing the governance of our job architecture framework.

This is more than just a system upgrade; it’s a transformation that will enhance how we support our employees and deliver exceptional care to our community. 

Key responsibilities

  • Design and optimise HR-related operational processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Manage and organise job and organisational structure data to inform reporting and talent management practices.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to implement and maintain HRIS systems, ensuring alignment with business requirements.
  • Analyse HR data to identify trends, inconsistencies, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop and document best practices for HR operations and shared services.
  • Collaboration with the Change and Transformation team to develop effective change management strategies to support transitioning to the new models/frameworks.
  • Collaborate with the People Capability Transformation Lead to develop and document the People Experience Operating Model and related processes and artefacts.
  • Support project teams by managing tasks, meeting deadlines, and contributing to team meetings and discussions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in HR operational process design.
  • Strong experience working with HR data, particularly job and organisational structure data.
  • Proven track record as a proactive problem solver and creative thinker.
  • Project management experience, with the ability to work efficiently in a project team environment.
  • HRIS experience is essential; implementation experience is highly desirable.
  • Experience in HR operations or shared services is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical, organisational, and communication skills.
  • Excellent skills using MS Office, in particular Excel and SharePoint

Key Skills & Attributes

  • Ability to change approach as new information becomes available.
  • Skill in asking insightful questions, actively listening, and capturing responses to inform optimal design and decision-making.
  • Translate technical HRIS information into easily understood messaging for various audiences.
  • Ensure accurate spelling, language, and naming conventions in job architecture information; adapt language for process documents to ensure clarity.
  • Thorough concern for all areas involved in a task, monitoring and checking work meticulously.
  • Ability to manage and analyse people data to identify patterns, inconsistencies, and insights.
  • Self-manage time to meet program deadlines, communicate obstacles promptly, and suggest improvements.
  • Build productive, respectful relationships with stakeholders and program colleagues.

To review the role responsibilities in greater detail please review the comprehensive Position Description by clicking on the link below.

 HR Specialist HRIS PD.docx

What We Offer You

  • A rewarding career with a leading human services organisation.
  • Up to $18,550 NFP salary packaging available.
  • Access to our U rewards program with exclusive discounts.
  • Flexible work hours for work-life balance.
  • Access to Fitness Passport – Live your best life.
  • A supportive and inclusive and collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunities for professional growth.
  • Purchase of additional leave.

How to apply:  Send your CV and a brief cover letter highlighting why this role appeals to you – Applications reviewed upon receipt. 

For all enquiries, please contact Louise Massie via email

Uniting is a Child Safe Organisation committed to promoting the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of children and young people. We also celebrate the diversity of ability, age, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, intersex variation, or gender identity and always welcome everyone exactly as they are.

We value diversity and encourage applications from individuals who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, including a National Police Check and Reference Checks.


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June 16, 2024

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