Human Resources Officer

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Organisation : ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc.

Location : Perth

Time required : Hours are estimated to be between 5 to 10 hours per fortnight and there are no set working hours, aside from when interviews and training take place.

Duration of project : Ongoing

Sector : Disabilities

Posted on : 18 Sep, 2017

About the Role

Our small charity is seeking a skilled human resources officer with career experience and a university qualification in business, human resources, or counselling. The HR officer will help develop further policies, and expand the values and the culture of the business. The goal will be to provide excellent assistance and support to other team members and managers.

Since 1997, our charity has supported those in Western Australia with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and now also Lyme disease. We are an unfunded and all-volunteer-run organisation.

This position is an unpaid pro bono or volunteer position. You will be contributing to helping us make a difference in the lives of others, while gaining career experience, and may also receive a Letter of Recommendation to assist you in your future career aspirations.

Hours are estimated to be between 5 to 10 hours per fortnight and there are no set working hours, aside from when interviews and training take place.


  • Supporting the interview process and selection of candidates for both volunteer positions and committee roles, including background checks, skills identification, and issuing documentation.
  • Co-management of the onboarding process including volunteer agreements and induction for volunteers.
  • Responding to internal and external HR related inquiries or requests.
  • Assisting the Volunteer Coordinator and Manager with maintaining records of personnel-related data.
  • Assisting with and identifying areas for improvement in policies and procedures related to personnel.
  • Manage and carry out the grievance resolution and complaints processes if or when they arise in future.
  • Provide counseling on policies and procedures.
  • Play a lead role in training sessions, inductions, and refreshers.
  • Perform orientations, onboarding and update records with new team members.
  • Assist with succession planning and recruitment.
  • Manage and oversee performance management processes and committee skills audits.
  • Produce and submit reports on general HR activity.
  • Support other functions as assigned.

Desirable Skills

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources or related field. Those with a counselling or psych related degree also welcome to apply.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of human resources processes and best practices.
  • Ability to handle data with confidentiality.
  • Sound analytical skills, judgment and discretion.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making aptitude.
  • Initiative and drive to self-motivate and motivate others.
  • Ability to respond to any difficult situations with professionalism and navigate toward resolution.
  • Knowledge of employee and volunteer related legislation (OHS, Anti-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity, etc).
  • There is currently no payroll tasks in our organisation, but payroll experience is desirable for those who intend to stay long term, as we hope to have funding for staff within a few years.


To apply please email your application (both a cover letter and CV) to info@mecfswa.org.au using the subject line: Human Resources Officer Application.

We look forward to hearing from you.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : ME/CFS and Lyme Association of WA, Inc.
Not for Profit : Yes

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For details concerning this role , please contact

Email : info@mecfswa.org.au

Please quote in application: Human Resources Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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