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Recruitment Coordinator

Posted date: 25 / 05 / 2023

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI588
  • Employment type FTC - Full-time Contract
  • Location SAHMRI North Terrace
  • Applications close Monday, 12 Jun 2023
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Recruitment Coordinator

Full Time

2 year contract

  • Fun, Flexible and Fast Working environment
  • Unique and world class building and research
  • Great salary packaging options

At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.

SAHMRI’s purpose is to provide consistent, high-impact translational research, to solve society’s biggest health challenges and to improve health equity in Australia. This purpose can only be fulfilled by attracting, developing and retaining the right people.

We are looking for a dedicated Recruitment Coordinator to join our fantastic HR Team. You will be the central contact for us helping to manage and lead the recruitment activities for the institute.

We are looking for candidates who share the team’s values of transparency and openness, flexibility, integrity, fairness and equity, and approachability. The SAHMRI HR team are hard-working, but we also enjoy having a bit of fun and are always there to support each other. We are therefore looking for dynamic team players with can-do, positive and flexible attitudes, who can contribute to an enjoyable work environment. These attributes are really important to the culture of our team.

About the role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Administer end to end recruitment processes via the recruitment module in HRMS
  • Manage the central ‘’ mailbox and respond to queries in a timely manner
  • Evaluate and review position descriptions for all positions being advertised
  • Deliver expert coaching and advice to internal stakeholders on immigration, recruitment, position description creation and on-boarding.
  • Assist the HR Business Partners with conducting remuneration benchmarking for positions being advertised
  • Provide monthly recruitment reports and other ad hoc reporting
  • Assist the HR Business Partners with the VISA and Immigration processes for International new starters to SAHMRI
  • Maintain guides to provide to international recruits in relation to moving to Australia
  • Coordinate continuous improvement to SAHMRI’s Careers Website to ensure a comprehensive and positive ‘first impression’ experience for perspective employees
  • Coordinate and continuously improve the SAHMRI school work experience program (2 x yearly programs)
  • Coordinate SAHMRI’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Talent Register and work with SAHMRI’s RAP Officer, Platform Capacity Development Lead and Indigenous Collective to ensure frequent engagement with applicants to this register

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • Certificate or degree qualified in Human Resources
  • Previous experience working within a Human Resources position, in particular, recruitment is an advantage
  • Experience in writing compelling position advertisements that promote EVP
  • Excellent knowledge of best practice recruitment processes
  • A passion for recruitment and delivering a positive candidate and stakeholder experience
  • Working knowledge of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), Modern Awards, Discrimination Act and Immigration processes
  • Ability to foster trusting relationships with stakeholders and provide timely and accurate advice
  • Experience in using a HR Management System or Recruitment system (or equivalent)
  • Highly driven, ability to multi-task and motivated with the ability to work well under pressure
  • Excellent organisational skills, ability to multi-task and work both collaboratively and independently
  • Some knowledge or experience in reviewing position descriptions and undertaking remuneration benchmarking.
  • Ability to work closely and collaboratively
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent attention to detail

Special Requirements

  • Some out of hours work may be required
  • DCSI Employment Screening

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

As a not-for-profit organisation, SAHMRI employees can access salary packaging options up to $15,900. Salary packaging lets you pay for things like the everyday costs of living with money from your salary before tax. This reduces your taxable income, meaning you could pay less tax and take home more of what you earn. For more information on salary packaging please see the Maxxia website.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

For more information, please contact Cassandra Galton (Head of Human Resources) via email (

Applications close: 11:29pm ACST Monday 12 June 2023

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.

Applications close Monday, 12 Jun 2023


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Equity & Diversity at SAHMRI

At SAHMRI, we live our commitment to equity and diversity every day: respecting people as individuals and valuing differences to create a working environment that is fair and flexible, promotes personal and professional growth and benefits from the capabilities of a diverse workforce.

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