Interim HR Coordinator

Job No: PEAK578
Location: Cloncurry

Interim HR Coordinator

  • Expand your HR Career and Join this Collaborative and High Performing Team
  • Approximately 3 Months + further 12 Months Maternity Leave | Flexible Start Date 
  • Circa $55 per hour + Super + Free Accommodation and Travel Costs

Genuine business partnering opportunity where you will focus on recruitment and selection and provide ER/IR support/guidance.

About Cloncurry

Cloncurry is located in North West Queensland and is approximately 120km east of Mount Isa, 770km west of Townsville and 450km south of the Gulf of Carpentaria.  Cloncurry is at the heart of Queensland’s transport hub with key rail, air and road links from the eastern seaboard through to the Northern Territory and its well established cattle industry includes some of the largest pastoral leases in the country. Situated in the heart of the North West Mineral Province, the town has one of the richest and most established mining investments in Australia.

Over the years Cloncurry has been the focal point for many of Australia's greatest innovations. Cloncurry was involved with the beginnings of Qantas, and the original Qantas Hangar is still in use at the airport, where 'Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services' is still displayed about the hangar door.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service was founded in Cloncurry in 1928, now recognised the world over. The airport was also en route for early planes coming from overseas and a stopping place for contestants in the Great Air Races of 1919 and 1934. During the Second World War, Cloncurry was the site of a major United States of America air base.  More recently, Cloncurry's cutting edge commercial drone testing facility has paid big dividends for Queensland and is being used by international aerospace giant Boeing to produce the latest in UAV technology.

The railway reached Cloncurry in 1907 and was officially opened in 1908, and remains an important industry in the town.

A visit to Cloncurry Unearthed Visitor Information Centre and Museum, or John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery will open the eye of any budding historian to the richness of Cloncurry's history.

Cloncurry is a rural town, which derives its main income from the mining and pastoral industries. The town itself is nestled on the banks of the Cloncurry River. The Cloncurry River catchment area begins in the Selwyn Ranges and flows into the Flinders River, where it continues on to empty into the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is well-connected to the east coast with direct flights to Townsville and Brisbane.  Residents have access to a wide range of general and specialist health; education (to Grade 12) and kindergarten, child care.  There is an abundance of sporting clubs and activities to partake in along with a wide range of events and activities to entertain locals, visitors and tourists throughout the year. For those interested in the wild life of the region a visit to Chinaman's Creek Dam offers a chance to cool off with lots of birds to observe including storks, pelican, egret, royal spoonbills, ducks, waders, plovers, darter and cormorant as well as some bush birds.

Annual Events held in Cloncurry include:

Merry Muster Rodeo, Stockman’s Challenge, Beat the Heat Festival, Cloncurry Show and Horse Racing

For more information about the region, please click HERE

About Council

Cloncurry Shire Council is a future-focused, community-responsive organisation with a charter to enhance all facets of life in the Shire. Creating this improved future is underpinned by a dedicated focus on planning for the long-term needs of the community and coordinating the delivery and ongoing management of assets and associated services.

Popularly known as the “Friendly Heart of the Great Northwest,” Cloncurry has the feel of a western town with the progressiveness of a modern community. The ‘Curry,’ as it is affectionately known by locals, is 120km east of Mount Isa and 400km south of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

This is the best time of the year to make that ‘lifestyle change’ happen and come up and experience life in North-western QLD. Council will support you every step of the way to make this a reality so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.

About the Position

Reporting to the HR Manager, the focus of the role will be to support the business in recruitment and selection managing this through their internal recruitment system. You will be the HR representative in interviews and efficiently coordinating the process for Council.

Working as an intrinsic member of a collaborative and adaptive People and Culture team, you will enjoy a comprehensive handover and partner with your client groups to build employee capability, embed organisational culture, team connection, and provide guidance, support, and expertise on HR and on workplace relations matters.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate the recruitment process in conjunction with the hiring Managers including reviewing position descriptions, coordinating interviews, selecting candidates, interview candidates and reference checking.
  • Act as a mentor for new managers regarding Cloncurry Shire Council’s Human Resources practices.
  • Ensure compliance of Performance Management and Disciplinary processes within legislative requirements and coaching and mentoring of management to achieve that compliance.
  • In consultation with the Manager – Human Resources support the Payroll function on pay, Collective Agreement, and modern award interpretation issues.
  • Monitor and review the Annual Performance Review (APR) process across the organisation.
  • Conduct Exit Interviews for Head Office and management personnel, as required.

About You

Flexible and agile with a strong sense of initiative you can manage changing priorities and competing tasks. With a thirst for learning and further developing your skills, this is a role that will allow for a much broader understanding of the entire HR function than is possible in larger Councils.

With a natural ability to communicate with influence and build rapport with customers you have previous experience working in LG and are renowned as a problem solver with a willingness to research and find adaptive solutions for business problems. Understandably, you will be renowned for your expertise in the recruitment and selection process and be excited to learn about and be involved in payroll (this is outsourced but requires oversight and assisting employees with timesheets etc) and to expand your skills and experience in ER/IR matters.

Ensuring the right person is brought into the role has ensured some flexibility around the agreed start date. This could be immediately or alternatively, if you are coming off another assignment in the next few weeks that could also work. For the first 3 months, you would work as an Interim employee and then for the Maternity Leave, you would move onto Council’s payroll and enjoy a range of LG benefits including a 19 day month.

Why this Role?

Living and working in Western QLD offers a diversity of experiences both personally and professionally, that would be hard to equal anywhere else in Australia. Consistency of work is assured as is stability for your career and the opportunity to realise your career goals and be involved in some varied and interesting work.  Few Councils can provide the level of flexibility CSC are offering, so you can make a meaningful impact, and the chance to explore this beautiful part of outback Australia.

Whilst Cloncurry may not be somewhere you have previously considered living and working - for someone looking for an interesting long term interim role you will have your ideas supported and be given a genuine opportunity to further expand your skills. Regardless, you will join a cohesive and motivated team and the experience will undoubtedly enable you to expand and/or deepen your HR skills and knowledge. This is a regional centre that has more facilities than most including a fully staffed medical centre, hospital, airport etc.

You will enjoy a relaxed lifestyle and everything this wonderful area has to offer and be provided with free, fully self-contained accommodation for the duration of your assignment. Travel costs at the beginning and end of the assignment will also be covered.

How to Apply

PEAK Services is working in conjunction with Cloncurry Shire Council, exclusively on this position. We offer local government expertise across a wide range of professional fields, providing tailored solutions for councils and other similar organisations. We work with our clients to deliver meaningful outcomes in recruitment and contracting services. 

You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below.  Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. When uploading your Resume or documents please ensure file names should only include 'A-z', '0-9', '.' and '-' characters.

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For a confidential conversation, please call Rona Horsfall at Peak Recruitment Services on 0438 943854.


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