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Talent Acquisition Specialist - Indigenous Services

Date: 04-Dec-2021

Location: Sydney, NSW, AU, 2000

Company: Australian Unity

Join us and let’s make a bigger difference together.


It’s an exciting time to be joining Australian Unity – we have grown significantly over recent years and are transforming to capitalise on further growth opportunities to help our customers and employees thrive. We operate with commercial principles and with a strong social purpose to create community value. Australian Unity is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


Established in 1840, we’re Australia’s first member-owned wellbeing company.  Today we have over $1 billion in revenue and provide smart solutions and services to more than 700,000 Australians.  We employ over 7000 people and our purpose is to Help People to Thrive.


Your New Role:


Reporting to the Talent Acquisition Lead – Home Care, Disability Services and Indigenous Services, the Talent Acquisition Specialist – Indigenous Services will partner with the Indigenous Services business and People Leaders to support current and future resource planning, recruitment service delivery and strategic sourcing for our Aboriginal Home and Community Care programs.


Based in Sydney or Regional NSW, you will drive talent business partnering across Indigenous Services to develop and drive recruitment strategies across our footprint and locally.


Acting as a brand ambassador, you will form a critical part of our Aged Care talent acquisition strategy, to drive and support sustained workforce growth whilst partnering effectively with key stakeholders.


Your New Role Looks Like This:


  • Engaging with the Indigenous Services business, Hiring Managers, and other key stakeholders to successfully deliver key resourcing initiatives and assignments in line with the business needs and demand forecasts
  • Managing volume recruitment projects and campaigns including direct and virtual assessment centres and MOB days and events and supporting the Hiring Leaders to facilitate these with required support
  • Manage all relationships and utilisation of recruitment agency partners in adherence with Australian Unity agreements and protocols
  • Working closely with hiring managers to develop and coach their recruiting capability and skills
  • Assessing candidate applications, screening, interviewing, recommending shortlists, offer management and managing a portfolio of requisitions to agreed cost, quality and time parameters
  • Working with the Talent Acquisition and Sourcing Leads to ensure that proactive candidate talent pipelines are developed to minimise business interruption, through proactively creating both active and passive candidate markets for strategic and critical roles
  • Acting as an advocate and brand ambassador to communicate Australian Unity’s employment brand (EVP) to the Indigenous Communities and Community Business Partner Organisations to develop our reputation as an Employer of Choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Working collaboratively with our Candidate Care and Onboarding team to facilitate efficient and timely onboarding of new hires.
  • Developing appropriate and effective direct sourcing strategies for key roles and job families being recruited


 About You:


You will be a motivated Talent Specialist with experience delivering recruitment projects which align to inclusion, diversity, and cultural awareness for Indigenous talent, whilst effectively communicating the Employee Value Proposition (EVP), purpose and values.    


Does this sound like you?


  • Demonstrated talent acquisition experience managing end-to-end recruitment lifecycles ideally within an internal Talent Acquisition function with experience in recruiting to regional and remote areas.
  • Prior Aged Care, Disability Services and/or Healthcare industry recruitment experience would be desirable but is not mandatory.
  • Experience managing volume recruitment projects and assessment centres including across virtual platforms
  • Previous experience recruiting across varied roles and levels including customer facing, corporate and specialist/leadership roles across varying geographic locations.
  • Exceptional candidate management and stakeholder engagement capability. From application to onboarding stage, you take pleasure in providing a premium candidate and stakeholder experience.
  • Proven ability to leverage sourcing and talent pool development opportunities within Indigenous community groups
  • Proficient with and capable using direct sourcing tools including LinkedIn Recruiter, Indeed and SEEK Premium Talent Search.
  • Proven ability around excellent time management and the flexibility to handle changing priorities.

Your Benefits:
You will enjoy a range of great employee benefits and rewards including:

  • Competitive Remuneration and Incentive Program
  • A range of attractive product and service discounts from Australian Unity’s Retail and Wealth Management portfolio – including health insurance and banking products
  • Supported Learning and Career Development program
  • Flexible Working Arrangements including Work-From-Home days with a real work-life balance
  • Available access to LinkedIn Learning courses through our great Learning platform
  • Additional paid Wellbeing and Community Volunteer Days yearly


You will also get to join an amazing team of Talent Specialists who are extremely supportive and engaging.  We work hard but have plenty of fun whilst doing it and our culture is focused on ‘Real Wellbeing’ with a focus on flexible work options and work-life balance that suits individual’s needs. 


What Makes Us, Us


Putting people first is not just something we say, it's what we do. We care for our people so they can care for themselves and our customers. We stay true to our values (Bold, Warm, Honest), we work hard because it matters and we work well together – collaborating, encouraging and even managing to have some fun.


At Australian Unity we do the right thing and we expect the same from others. Being a member-owned company, means we're focused on our members and customers, not shareholder returns. Our purpose to Help People to Thrive, drives us to make a real difference, every day, big and small. We are passionate about improving the wellbeing of all Australians and about making a positive difference.


Please contact Simon Ashton, Talent Acquisition Lead, for a confidential discussion or more details – sashton@australianunity.com.au


** All Australian Unity employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID 19 by 31 December.


Australian Unity is an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all members of the community, including people of Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander descent, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and, mature aged people.