Human Resources Assistant

Work Type: Permanent Full-time
Ref#: HRA001

We have an opportunity for a self-motivated Human Resources Assistant to join the Human Resources team at Addisons. This is a fantastic position if you are starting out your career, as you will have exposure to all aspects of the employee lifecycle such as recruitment, onboarding, performance management, compensation, benefits, retention and termination.

As the Human Resources Assistant, your role will be primarily assisting with the day to day administrative and operational support of the HR function. The primary focus of the role will be balanced with also delivering an exceptional employee experience to internal stakeholders.

This is a role where no two days will ever be the same, perfect for someone who thrives on variety and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment where it is possible to genuinely make a difference.

Key duties and responsibilities

The key duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Administration support for all stages of the employment life cycle for lawyers and support staff (including drafting employment letters, onboarding, induction, management of the HR mailbox, staff movements, departures etc)
  • Assist in the recruitment process – drafting and posting job advertisements, coordinating, and organising candidate interviews, coordinating meetings, booking meeting rooms etc
  • Draft and prepare documents and contracts including processing internal movements, promotions and other changes
  • Assist with core HR activities such as probation, salary and performance reviews
  • Maintain and ensure the accurate recording of all HR and employee records, files, registers and databases, as well as HR forms and templates including intranet maintenance
  • General administrative duties such as filing, archiving and other duties as directed by the General Manager and HR Manager
  • Assist with monthly HR reporting requirements including Fair Work reporting and ad-hoc reporting as required
  • Contribute to the development and review of HR policies and procedures and assist in updating procedure manuals
  • Monitor the HR inbox, respond and action HR queries referring or escalating the matter to the appropriate representative or HR Manager
  • Provide general PA support to the General Manager and HR Manager
  • Support with the rollout of various people related initiatives, projects, and annual calendar events and employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Reception relief during lunch breaks and absences
  • Coordination and support of employee events where appropriate
  • Adhoc admin tasks as required.

About you

To be considered for the role, you will have:

  • 2+ years’ experience in Administration preferably with a professional services firm
  • Tertiary qualifications in HR or related disciplines are preferred but not essential
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams).
  • A positive and flexible professional attitude
  • An eye for attention to detail 
  • Demonstrated time management and strong organisational skills
  • The ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High levels of integrity, discretion, and confidentiality.

We are looking for someone who is keen to roll their sleeves up and be able to get in and help the team as we continue to build exceptional service delivery. A proactive mindset and the ability to respond to rapidly changing circumstances in a pre-emptive manner will see you succeed in this role.

Life at Addisons

Addisons is committed to bringing out the best in our people. We invest in you to succeed through client exposure, high quality training and development and encouraging open communication between all levels. We attract the very best people with outstanding levels of talent, character and work ethic.

We provide you the flexibility and support to achieve balance between work and family responsibilities. With a progressive Parental Leave policy, flexible working arrangements and a range of development programs and opportunities for every career stage to develop your legal, business and personal skills.

We value each other and the unique culture we have created, with an inclusive, diverse and positive work environment which includes social activities, weekly drinks, monthly morning teas, Christmas party and casual dress every Friday.

About Addisons

Addisons is a highly respected and well-established law firm that provides tailored legal solutions to some of Australia’s leading brands and businesses. Our commitment to quality and long-term partnerships with our clients is central to our philosophy and approach to business.

Our core values of Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Trust foster long-term partnerships with our clients. With expertise in 20 areas of practice, including corporate, construction, environment and planning, real estate, intellectual property and media law, Addisons provides bespoke legal solutions and our lawyers experience interesting and challenging work with local and global brands.

We are passionate about supporting our community through pro bono work and social responsibility initiatives. As part of the firm’s Pro Bono Initiative, we are a signatory to the Australian Pro Bono Centre, National Pro Bono Aspirational Target of 35 pro bono hours per lawyer per year, and a proud supporter of The Law Society of New South Wales Pro Bono Scheme. Organisations to which we provide Pro Bono advice include Adopt Change, The Fred Hollows Foundation, Justice Connect, Mary’s House Services, Wolper Jewish Hospital and Glaucoma Australia.

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Application Form

To apply to the Addisons Graduate Program, please upload three PDF documents:
1. Cover letter
2. Resume
3. Academic Record / University Transcript

Applications can be uploaded from 1 July 2022.