Corporate Governance / HR Officer


  • Be part of delivering better mental health for all Australians
  • Rewarding and meaningful role with a dedicated team of professionals
  • Enjoy a supportive, family-friendly work environment with a healthy work/life balance
  • 12 month maternity cover contract, near to full-time (0.8 FTE over 4 or 5 days)
  • Attractive salary $70,000 plus super, plus charity salary packaging options

Mental Health Australia is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector. We are committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Corporate Governance and HR Officer to join our team in Deakin. In this role your responsibilities will be twofold as you provide Corporate Governance and HR advisory support which means you will be reporting to both our Deputy CEO who is also our Company Secretary and our HR Manager. Duties include:

Corporate Governance:

  • Assist with the ongoing establishment, implementation and compliance of Mental Health Australia’s governance framework to provide Mental Health Australia with sound governance structures and models that meet statutory requirements
  • Assist with managing Mental Health Australia’s Board including organising travel arrangements for the Board, agenda preparation, meeting documentation and archiving of records, coordination of timely responses to action items and liaison with Board members
  • Provide secretariat support to the Company Secretary on matters related to the operations of the Board and Committee
  • Assist with the provision of advice and information to the Executive and Board on Mental Health Australia’s Constitution

Human Resources:

  • Provide a broad range of operational support and advice to management and employees, ensuring the highest level of service and customer delivery in accordance with relevant legislation, awards and employment practices.
  • Assist and facilitate end-to-end recruitment processes, including advertising, preparation of employment offers / letters as well as managing and maintaining all induction activities including new staff orientation and on-boarding, coupled with HR policy / processes training.
  • HR administration including updating the HR policy manual, HR reporting and maintaining employee records.
  • Assist in the delivery and improvement of HR policies in their application, to ensure business outcomes are optimised.

This is a diverse and multifaceted role, which will see you working cross functionally and wearing many hats. Key to your success will be your extremely professional communication skills, particularly excellent writing skills, ability to adapt to change and multi-task and your perseverance. You will also possess excellent attention to detail.

You will have tertiary qualifications (eg. certificate in governance, business administration or HR) or have relevant work experience and ideally will have experience in the not for profit sector. You’ll be joining a small team so will be willing to pitch in to ensure the job gets done. You will thrive with numerous challenges and enjoy rolling your sleeves up and immersing yourself in the business.

If this is of interest to you, then please don’t hesitate to send your application in confidence by including a covering letter addressing our key selection criteria listed in the position description, and your full resume.

Mental Health Australia is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of race, colour, national or ethnic origin; gender; pregnancy or breastfeeding status; marital or relationship status; family responsibility; age; disability (physical or psychological); sexual orientation, gender identity, trans-sexuality or intersex status; union affiliation, political conviction, or religious belief.

Applications Close: 13 Mar 2017