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Indigenous Hr & Workforce Consultant (Identified Position)

Macquarie University - Sydney, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


  • Salary Package: From $97,783 – $106,018 (HEW Level 7), plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full time, continuing
  • Location: North Ryde, Macquarie Park


We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, looking to establish or continue their career in Human Resources, to consider this new position at Macquarie University. The Indigenous HR and Workforce Consultant will provide end to end HR advice and support to Walanga Muru, the University’s Indigenous Strategy Unit, as well as Indigenous staff, and managers of Indigenous staff, in Faculties and Offices across the University. This role will work with the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy, Faculty based HR Client Managers, senior Faculty management and the Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Team to engage, coach and support the development and execution of quality Indigenous employment opportunities and initiatives as set out in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Plan 2018 - 2021. It will also work with Organisational Development to deliver the Manawari Cultural Safety Training program which aims to provide meaningful understanding and respect for Aboriginal cultural values, histories, beliefs and practices across the University.

About You

The successful applicant will have a strong interest in Indigenous workforce development and training as well as a genuine desire to support employment and advancement of Indigenous peoples. Ideally you will be Degree qualified and/or have experience in Indigenous employment or HR management with an understanding of programs that support positive Indigenous employment outcomes. Ideally, you will have:

  • Well-rounded generalist HR experience;
  • Ability to collaborate, problem solve and implement practical and appropriate HR solutions;
  • A strong interest in Indigenous workforce development, employment and advancement;
  • Ability and/or willingness to develop and deliver workplace training;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the confidence to work with and influence senior managers across the University;
  • A strong and confident personal and community identity as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

Ongoing support and skills development will be provided to ensure success in this role. 

About Us

Human Resources provides support and advice to academic and professional staff relating to the attraction, selection, performance, development and remuneration of the University's workforce. It also oversees the development of its leadership and management and ensures the University complies with relevant workforce legislation. The HR Client Services teams develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders across the University and its entities, providing end to end support and advice to staff at all levels within the faculties and offices.

About Indigenous Strategy at Macquarie University

Macquarie University Indigenous Strategy 2016 - 2025 commits to the advancement of Indigenous higher education through the following strategic initiatives:

  • Baduwa (Aspire) – Unlocking the capacity and building the aspirations of Indigenous students and staff through increased access to and opportunity, for tertiary education.
  • Manawari (Discover) – Developing cultural capability and discovering new and innovative ways of embedding Indigenous knowledges and perspectives into curriculum to support Indigenous students and staff in the discovery of new paradigms.
  • Djurali (Evolve) – Empowering Indigenous students and staff to evolve, to be responsive to change and to embrace the entire world, stimulating progress.

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy promotes a whole-of-university approach to achieving the aspirations of the University’s Indigenous Strategy. Walanga Muru means ‘follow your path’ in the language of the local Dharug People. Walanga Muru offers a culturally affirming and intellectually engaging environment informed by shared Aboriginal values, knowledges, experiences and aspirations contributing to a space that is conducive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student success and positive community engagement.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

Through its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Plan, Macquarie University has committed to providing employment opportunities to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Indigenous HR and Workforce Consultant is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. Macquarie University considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter no more than 2 pages that outlines how you meet the role requirements.

*This position requires a criminal history check.

Role Enquiries: Sarah Bate, Human Resources Manager via sarah.bate@mq.edu.au; or

Leanne Holt, Pro Vice-Chancellor Indigenous Strategy via leanne.holt@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Lizzy Nguyen, Human Resources Officer via lizzy.nguyen@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday, 2 May 2021 at 11.59 pm (AEST)

Equity & Diversity Statement

At Macquarie University, we are committed to providing a working environment where each individual is valued, respected and supported to progress. Our priority is to ensure culture, policies and processes are truly inclusive and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identity, gender, culture, disability, LGBTIQA+ identities, family and caring responsibilities, age, or religion. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria and shares Macquarie University’s values of scholarship, empowerment and integrity to apply.

Learn more about our progress towards Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.