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Whs / Hr Coordinator

BespokeHR - Walkerville, SA

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin


Are you looking to join a Council with some exciting projects ahead?

  • 3 year fixed term, full time contract
  • Central location
  • Diverse role and opportunity to work directly with the CEO


The Township is home to almost 8000 residents and remains the only council in inner metropolitan Adelaide to have retained its ‘Town’ status. The Town of Walkerville is the smallest council in inner metropolitan Adelaide and covers a land area of 3.5km².

Their values as a Council are to be transparent, accountable, fair, caring, honest, responsible, ethical, collaborative, adaptable, respectful, flexible and resilient.


The Town of Walkerville is looking for an experienced WHS / HR Coordinator to provide WHS and HR administrative support to the CEO as required.

Key Responsibilities broken down:

  • WHS Support – to co-ordinate, develop, implement, monitor, promote and review WHS, IM systems, programs, policies, procedures, WHS induction, training, auditing, contingency planning, rehabilitation and claims in accordance with relevant legislation and standards in consultation with the relevant external bodies.
  • HR Support - to co-ordinate, develop, implement, monitor and provide HR administrative services and support to the Office of the CEO
  • Inductions - undertake staff inductions for new employees and update any material as required.
  • HR/WHS Records - set up appropriate HR records systems, templates and files and maintain physical and digital databases and records on all WHS, IM and HR personnel records in accordance with all relevant legislation.
  • Policies - create and distribute relevant policies, guidelines and FAQ documents about the organisations key requirements.
  • Recruitment Support - collaborate with external Recruiters as required as well as coordinate job postings internally and on the website.
  • Injury Management – participate in any organised injury management meeting if undertaking a return to work plan.
  • Training / Projects - co-ordinate HR projects, meetings and training seminars as required.
  • Compliance – assist ensure the Town of Walkerville complies with all WHS, Risk legislation and Corporate compliance matters.
  • Risk Management – comply with Council’s Risk Management Policy and identify and manage areas of risk to the department and Council.
  • General Administration - scanning and registration of Council records into Electronic Document and Records Management Systems in a timely manner.
  • Customer Service / Community Engagement - support a culture of exceptional customer service to all internal and external customers and stakeholders.
  • Reporting – compile reports on key areas of responsibility accurately and in a timely manner.
  • To uphold and lead the Council values at all times and be an active member of the team.


  • A minimum of 3 years previous experience in a similar role supporting WHS and HR Administration.
  • Fit with the Council’s Values and Behaviours.
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills. ‘
  • Strong interpersonal and listening skills with the ability to relate and empathise with a wide range of people.
  • Service focused and proven experience in continually improving and streamlining processes and services.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Positive team player who is a fast learner, proactive and solution orientated with a "can do" approach.

Qualifications in either business or WHS/HR, understanding of local government functions and processes and any prior experience with electronic records management systems (currently use SynergySoft / Microsoft Office Suite), all viewed favourably.


  • Fast decisions and ability to influence and collaborate with others.
  • Attractive salary.
  • As a smaller council, this position has the opportunity to work closely with the CEO and other executives to make things happen and be kept updated on what is going on across the Council.
  • Compelling vision, mission and values to be a part of.
  • Work with great, committed and passionate team of people.
  • Commitment to continual professional development particularly around best practice.

Sound like you?

Want to find out more information about this exciting opportunity, please feel free to contact Paulette Kolarz on 0412 393 068 or to apply please provide a cover letter which highlights your experience relevant to this advertisement and your resume! (please combine your cover letter and resume in one document), and complete the screening confirmation questions relevant to this position (please allow 10-15 minutes to complete the application process).

Applications still being accepted

To note, we will provide regular progress updates on the recruitment process via email sent from our Expr3ss recruitment system. If you have not seen any updates within 2 weeks please check your junk mail first prior to contacting us directly.

Recruiters and Candidates. Please do not send details directly to the client. The client has engaged BespokeHR to assist solely with this position. If you or any of your potential candidates wish to apply, please do so via the apply button.