HR Advisor APAC | Broad Generalist Role | Hybrid & Flexible Working

World Animal Protection
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  • APAC scope, a great opportunity to take a step into a multi-national role with a broad remit to make your mark
  • Enable excellent employee experience & make the world a better place for animals
  • Enjoy work/life balance with flexible hours and the ability to work from home 2 days a week

The role

We are looking for a confident and hands-on HR Advisor to join our diverse and passionate team based at our conveniently located office in St Leonards. This true generalist role proactively supports World Animal Protection teams across Australia, Aotearoa New Zealand and the APAC region.

We take flexibility seriously and are currently operating on a hybrid model where full-time team members are joining us in the office 3 days per week with the rest of their time working from home. Our core office hours are 10 am to 4 pm so this means if you have other commitments like needing to do school drop off/pick up we can work in with your availability.

This role is ideal for someone who cares about making a difference and positively influencing culture. Your exceptional recruitment, communications and organisational skills and ability to adapt and change with energy and enthusiasm will allow you to make your mark on the ANZ team and APAC region. 

Reporting to the Country Director with a dotted line to the HR Business Partner – APAC, you will be responsible for improving employee experience at all levels by providing expertise and advice across all aspects of HR and contributing to and implementing key HR strategies and projects. You will be acting as the first point of contact for all HR queries from our ANZ staff, and assisting with contract management, administration and reporting for International staff based in the region. The second focus of this role (consisting of approximately 20% of the time each week) is supporting recruitment and HR activity across the entire APAC region.

A normal day in this role will give you the opportunity to use your broad generalist skills and could include recruitment, coaching and providing day to day support to managers on people issues such as engagement/general HR policy/legislation, performance management and appraisal, L&D and facilitation, policy development, reporting and analysis, EDI, surveys, compensation, onboarding, WHS, and termination process including redundancies.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing timely and professional generalist HR advice to employees and leaders at all levels
  • Participate as a member of the ANZ Senior Management Team (SMT). Contribute to the development of the business strategy, and identify and advise on associated people implications
  • Building strong relationships with key stakeholders and providing proactive coaching and upskilling to leaders
  • Managing the end-to-end recruitment process in conjunction with the relevant Country Director, People Managers, Global Recruitment Team, HRBP, external recruitment agencies and teams. Ensuring the ideal candidate is attracted, selected and appointed, and that a great candidate and hiring manager experience is provided.
  • Managing the entire employee lifecycle to continuously improve the employee experience and equip our teams to effectively deliver organisational outcomes
  • Collaborate with the Global & Country HR teams in the delivery of HR initiatives, projects and annual activities
  • Create and execute people and culture strategies and policies that support the achievement of business objectives and nurture an engaged and motivated working environment
  • Develop, manage and implement people and culture initiatives and projects as required
  • Maintain HR databases and reports and provide relevant analysis and suggestions
  • Coordination of L&D, engagement surveys, performance review processes and talent development including coordination and facilitation of L&D sessions as required

The ideal candidate will bring:

Essential Criteria:

  • Minimum 4 years demonstrated experience of working in a relevant HR advisory/generalist/consultancy role including demonstrated experience in recruitment, upskilling managers, performance management, L&D, Work Health & Safety, and administration
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of Australian (and ideally New Zealand) labour and Health & Safety law, regulations and best practices
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in HR (e.g. university degree, TAFE Cert IV, AHRI CPHR/Professional Diploma, CIPD) or equivalent experience
  • Australian Return to Work Coordinator Certification and workers compensation claim management experience
  • Excellent communication, relationship-building and interpersonal skills, with the ability to earn trust and credibility across all levels of the organisation
  • Knowledge of Australian (and ideally NZ) payroll administration, superannuation/kiwisaver and other statutory requirements
  • Willingness to be hands-on with the ability to work autonomously, flexibly and with minimal supervision
  • Advanced IT competence including advanced Microsoft Office and experience administering HRIS systems

Desirable Criteria:

  • AU & NZ Payroll management experience
  • Demonstrated HR experience supporting APAC client groups, with experience in Thailand, China, India, Indonesia and the Philippines being highly regarded
  • Training & Assessment (TAA) certification
  • Experience working in not-for-profit organisations

Who we are:

World Animal Protection is a truly global organisation, working in over 50 countries across the world, with offices in every continent. Our close-knit Sydney team, located in St Leonards, is full of a diverse range of people who all share a passion for creating a better world for animals.

Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering. We protect animals because we believe a sustainable future for the planet can only be achieved if both animals and people are part of the solution.

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their lifestyle choices, age, ethnicity, faith, disability, background, sexual orientation or gender identity. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community including Indigenous Australians, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and LGBTI+ people.

Join us and together we can move the world for animals

Benefits of working with us

  • A 35-hour base full-time working week
  • Extra paid leave days at the end of each year
  • Paid study leave and study fee assistance where eligible
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • A hybrid working model with Flexible/Remote Working (WFH) each week and a formal time in lieu program
  • The opportunity to voluntarily get involved in our campaigns and actions to help move the world to protect animals

How to Apply

If you want to be part of a dynamic organisation that values people as individuals, as well as inspires and motivates its employees to succeed and expand their talents, then please submit a cover letter addressing each of the requirements listed above along with your resume.

If you'd like to discuss your suitability for this role please contact Venitia Bullock, HRBP - APAC & Africa at or 0414 633 740 for a confidential conversation.

It is important that you show how you meet all the essential criteria and your application will be stronger if you show that you meet at least some of the desirable criteria.

Please note that all candidates must have the right to work 35 hours a week in Australia on an ongoing basis. We will not be able to consider candidates who do not have the eligibility to work in Australia.  

Due to the volume of applications received, shortlisted applicants will be contacted within approximately 5 weeks from the date of application submission.

At World Animal Protection we recruit with our values & behaviours in mind. Please bear this in mind through your application journey. These are:
Global: We make decisions & act with a global mindset
Diverse & Inclusive: We actively encourage and promote diversity, ensure all voices are heard and included and are committed to equal opportunities for all
Collaborative: We work together and co-create to achieve lasting change
Agile: We make change happen in a fast-moving world
Growing People: We continually learn and develop
Accountable: We are role models. We take responsibility for our actions and encourage others to do the same.
Courageous: We push boundaries, take risks and set ambitious targets

We kindly request recruitment agencies should not to approach us for this role as we will only be considering direct applications.

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