Recruitment Officer

  • Canberra
  • Full-Time

About the Role

Under general direction from the PCW Director and PCW Manager, the successful candidate will provide recruitment support and administrative assistance to the team. This is a great opportunity to develop your career and expand your administrative skills in a internal recruitment position.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  •  Liaising with key stakeholders to determine staffing requirements. Take the lead role in executing and monitoring recruitment activities for Communities at Work.
  • End to end recruitment process, including drafting job advertisements, candidate liaising, phone screening, interviewing, reference checking, drafting letters of offer, recruitment system management and record keeping.
  • Manage recruitment pipeline of activity in line with agreed time to hire targets.
  • Utilise recruitment platforms, such as LInkedIN Recruiter, to target passive candidates. Standardise recruitment practices across the organization and create a positive journey for applicants throughout the process.
  • Design and develop tools for tracking and service monitoring.
  • Identify and attend careers days and fairs across the region to attract talent and build brand recognition.
  • Ensure compliance with employment and privacy related requirements.
  • Assist in the maintenance and updating of the HR Information System.

About You

The role will suit candidates that can work in a fast-paced and busy environment with a proven ability to juggle competing priorities and manage your time. You should have a customer service focused approach, are highly organized, have a strong attention to detail and display good written and communication skills. Administrative/Recruitment coordination experience is desired. You will also have: 

  • High level of organisational, representational, customer service, ICT and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated project management and time management skills, with a proven ability to work within deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively to respond to changing workflow needs. * Ability to work in an office environment.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and good judgment.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment.
  • Current COVID Vaccination.
  • Maintain current 'Working with Vulnerable People' registration.
  • Current drivers' licence

What We Offer

As a valued member of Communities at Work, you will:

  • Make a difference and change lives in the Canberra community as part of Canberra's largest community organisation.
  • Join an inclusive and friendly workplace, where people are at the heart of everything.
  • Increase your take-home pay with salary packaging.
  • Access discounted childcare and education services for your child(ren) including early education and care, out of school hours care, and school holiday programs.
  • Grow your career with professional development, training and mentoring with the 4-time winner of Large Employer of the Year award at the ACT Training Awards.
  • Enjoy options for study leave, leave concessions, paid parental leave, and more.
  • Enjoy healthy living with our active lifestyle & healthy activity programs and reimbursements (including remedial massages, annual flu vaccination and more).
  • Receive guidance and support for mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.


About Communities at Work

Communities at Work is Canberra's largest not-for-profit community organisation and the largest provider of early education and care services in the region. Our mission is to enrich lives today and shape better futures for tomorrow. Our surplus-for-purpose philosophy enables us to invest every dollar we earn right back into the local community, including the provision of much-needed essential support such as food, clothing and accommodation assistance to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community.

We are the four-time winner of the "Large Employer of the Year" award at the ACT Training Awards (2019 to 2022) which demonstrates our commitment to excellence in training, professional development, and career progression of our people.

With over 40 years of experience in the ACT and Capital Region, our people help us deliver a wide range of high-quality education and community services that support positive educational outcomes, assist in alleviating hardship, enhance the quality of life and lead to positive social change in the Canberra community.

How to Apply

Click APPLY, be sure to include a cover letter, or contact the People, Culture and Wellness team on 02 6293 6545 for a confidential discussion. 

Communities at Work encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, young people, mature-aged workers, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

Closing date for applications: 09/06/2023

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