Multiple HR Consultant - Schools HR Services, Central Office

Job posted: 08/03/2023
Applications close: 21/03/2023 (Midnight)
2 days remaining

2 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / From 01/05/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Human Resources

Reference: 1335783

Reference: 1335783

Occupation: Human Resources

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

Selection Criteria

Criteria 1 : 'Public Sector Values' as detailed in DET Values section

Criteria 2 : 'Specialist Expertise for Human Resources' as detailed in the Required Capabilities section 

Criteria 3 : 'Problem Solving' as detailed in the Required Capabilities section 

Criteria 4 : 'Customer Focus' as detailed in the Required Capabilities section 

Criteria 5 : 'Teamwork' as detailed in the Required Capabilities section 


This role is based in Melbourne CBD, Level 8, 35 Collins Street. The attendance is required throughout the year. The successful applicant will be paid leave purchase allowance and will have four weeks of annual leave to be taken as agreed with the manager.

Schools Workforce Group provides support and strengthens our schools workforce and, importantly drives the recruitment approach for new school workforce staff who will be joining the government school system.

Schools Human Resources Division (SHRD) provides school workforce supply and demand strategies and initiatives, supports the attraction and retention of teachers in Victorian government schools, provides high quality school HR and recruitment services, and provides policy and employee relations advice.

Schools Human Resource Division:
• supports the Schools workforce and provides consultancy services and client support in the areas of payroll and staff administration, recruitment and HR data analysis and reporting 
• provides HR services of recruitment, payroll and reporting support to external clients. 

The following requirements are unique to roles within Schools HR Services Branch: 
• knowledge of and adherence to the department zero tolerance approach to fraudulent and corrupt conduct as it may relate to human resource policies and practices, including personal vigilance and prompt escalation of issues that may require attention and/or follow up
• knowledge of and adherence to the department Information Privacy policy as it relates to human resource policies and practices including prompt escalation of issues that may require action
• it is expected that SHRD staff actively seek opportunities for professional learning and development and that they incorporate these learnings into their daily work as a way of optimising performance and motivating others. 

The successful candidate for this role will support a team in the delivery of a range of HR operational functions. The role may involve a quality assurance of work from day-to-day activities.


Key Accontabilities 

HR support services and advice:

• As part of a small team of Consultants, ensure that high-quality HR operational advice and support is delivered to schools and regional workforces in a timely manner

• As part of an expert team, develop skills and disseminate knowledge on a particular payroll administration subject matter

• Undertake research/investigation to respond to HR related enquiries

• Participate and actively contribute to a range of HR project deliverables aimed at maintaining the integrity of a large payroll system and improving the overall quality of service delivery to schools and regions

• Support the team in planning and organising a range of HR and administrative activities including induction of new staff.

 Payroll administration

• Take a lead in resolving complex payroll issues

• Verify and quality assure core payroll data.

 HR policy, agreement and strategy implementation

• Assist in the implementation of complex HR system and process changes

• Provide information and advice to managers and staff on changes to relevent HR policies/guidelines and practices.


Knowledge & Skills

Specialist Expertise for 'Human Resources'

• Knowledge of contemporary HR theory and practice.

 Interpersonal Skills

• Expresses own views in a constructive and diplomatic way

• Reflects on how own emotions impact on others

• Sees things from others' point of view and confirms understanding.

 Problem Solving

• Analyses issues from different perspectives and draws sound inferences from information available

• Identifies and proposes workable solutions to problems

• Investigates and probes for the facts

• Liaises with stakeholders

• Seeks all relevant information for problem-solving


Personal Qualities

Customer Focus

• Actively seeks to meet customer needs

• Committed to delivering high quality outcomes for clients

• Listens to customers

• Seeks ways to improve services.


• Committed to the public interest

• Inspires trust by treating all fairly

• Operates in a manner that is consistent with the organisation’s code of conduct.


• Accommodates and works well with the different working styles of others

• Collaborates and shares information

• Cooperates and works well with others in the pursuit of team goals

• Encourages resolution of conflict within group

• Shows consideration, concern and respect for others' feelings and ideas.

Who May Apply


Desirable : Relevant tertiary qualification in Human Resource Management and/or a related field

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Other Information

• Applicants should keep a copy of the position description as it cannot be accessed once the job has closed.

• Applicants are advised that the key selection criteria must be addressed. Visit http://www.careers.vic.gov.au/vacancies/tips-for-applying for guidelines and tips for applying for government positions and addressing key selection criteria.

• The Department of Education (the department) is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity.

The department welcomes applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability. For more information about our policy: 
 o visit http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Documents/Disability-Reasonable-Adj-in-Workplace.pdf or
 o contact Corporate People Services on (03) 7022 1089.

If you need assistance or adjustments to fully participate in the application or interview process for this role, please contact the person listed under ‘Position Contact’

• Successful applicants are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check prior to employment. New department employees are required to meet the cost of the criminal. record check

• If appointed from outside the department, successful applicants will be required to complete a pre-employment health declaration

• A probationary period of up to 3 months may apply for a person appointed to an ongoing position from outside the Public Service or the Teaching Service

• All department employees are required to comply with relevant legislation, including legislation regarding the management of departmental records, the Code of Conduct for Victorian public sector employees and Departmental policies and procedures in the conduct of their employment

• Standard public service terms and conditions apply. Information about the department's operations and employment conditions can be obtained from the following websites: www.education.vic.gov.au and www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb

• To support the department's commitment to its Environmental Management System, department employees are expected to act in an environmentally responsible manner at all times

• For Allied Health employees working in the regions, a current driver's licence is mandatory, and a capacity to access private transport with approved comprehensive insurance cover

• For regulatory early childhood employees working in the regions, a current driver's licence is mandatory.

We are collecting your personal information for the purposes of processing and considering your application for employment. We will use and disclose the information we collect from you only for these purposes. Unsuccessful job applications are retained for six (6) months and then securely destroyed. Your personal information is kept secure and confidential and managed in accordance with the Department of Education Information Privacy Policy. If you have any concerns about how your information is being managed or wish to obtain a copy of the department's Information Privacy Policy please contact Corporate People Services on 9637 3828 or visit our website  http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Pages/privacypolicy.aspx.

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.

Location Profile

The Department leads the delivery of education and development services to children, young people and adults both directly through government schools and indirectly through the regulation and funding of early childhood services, non-government schools and training programs.

Information about the structure of the Department, including details about each of our Ministers, key staff, regional offices, strategy and annual reports are available at:http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/default.aspx

Multiple HR Consultant - Schools HR Services, Central Office

Job type:

Full time / From 01/05/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Jackie Holland | 03 7022 0699

Multiple HR Consultant - Schools HR Services, Central Office