Human Resources Advisor

Department: Management & Corporate Services

Type: Full-time

Posted: 15 May 2024

Closes: 2 June 2024

  • Full-time role with potential for part-time for suitable candidates.
  • Situated in Adelaide CBD (flexible work arrangements available).
  • Become part of a not-for-profit organisation with a strong sense of purpose.
  • Enjoy benefits such as access to health and wellbeing facilities, discounted OSHC services, and our EAP, LifeWorks.


Are you passionate about providing professional support and guidance on a wide range of people matters? Are you looking for opportunities to contribute to strategic HR projects? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are looking for a highly motivated HR Advisor to join our supportive team. Key responsibilities include:

  • Providing expert advice and support to managers and employees in all areas of human resources, with a strong focus on industrial and employee relations.
  • Assisting with disciplinary and grievance procedures, escalating complex or sensitive issues when necessary.
  • Supporting the development, review, and implementation of HR policies, procedures, and precedents.
  • Collaborating with senior management on strategic HR projects.

If you are passionate about HR, have a strong background in employee or industrial relations, and are looking to expand your skills in strategic HR, we would love to hear from you!

At YMCA SA, we value work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements, including hybrid work options, based on mutual agreement and suitability.


To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in human resources or related fields.
  • Demonstrated expertise in employee relations and industrial relations.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Proficiency in a Windows environment and strong digital literacy.
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy in work.
  • To be adaptable, self-motivated, and comfortable with managing time efficiently.
  • The ability to manage sensitive information with confidentiality and discretion.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • The ability to support and mentor team members.
  • Experience in collating and analysing HR metrics, and preparing HR reports (desirable).
  • Experience in the NFP, recreation, children's services, or community services sector (desirable).


YMCA South Australia is a not-for-profit community organisation that has served the South Australian community for more than 170 years. With approximately 1000 employees (and growing), we deliver programs and services across the state in settings including community recreation centres, swimming pools, health and fitness facilities, community centres, camps, early education and schools and youth services.

Our aim is to develop the whole person, helping all South Australians connect with a better life. Not only their physical fitness and capabilities, but also their sense of identity, purpose, hope and dignity; psychological health; resilience; social connectedness; lifelong learning; and their own contribution back into the community. All the elements that together constitute a full, healthy, productive and satisfying life.


  • The opportunity to join a leading provider of recreation, community, and children’s services.
  • Free access to YMCA South Australia’s recreation facilities.
  • Culture of empowerment and growth with ongoing career development opportunities.
  • Supportive team environment of passionate professionals.


For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Annaleisa Hart on 0425 244 238.


Does this sound like you? Then click on APPLY NOW!

You must address the key selection criteria in your application.

Applications close 2 June 2024.

Please note, only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we ensure that all of our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles. This includes:

  • National Criminal History Record Check
  • Working With Children Check
  • International Criminal History Record Check where applicable

To learn more about our screening processes, click here to view our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy:

YMCA South Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding children, young people and other vulnerable people.