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Talent Acquisition Specialist

Date: 30-Jul-2022

Location: AU

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 thrive.


Your role


This role is available on a full-time basis on a permanent contract. You will report to the Talent Acquisition Lead – Residential Communities/ Health Services, the Talent Acquisition Specialist will partner with the Independent & Assisted Living business and people leaders to support future resource planning, recruitment requisitions and strategic sourcing initiatives that support business strategies.


Working flexibly between home and the office, you will drive the end to end recruitment delivery for our aged care and residential community activity across our Victorian sites. Acting as a brand ambassador, you will form a critical part of our aged care and residential care recruitment strategy while we continue sustained growth across our Independent and Assisted Living business.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


  • Engaging with IAL business, Hiring Managers and other key stakeholders to successfully deliver key resourcing initiatives and assignments in line with the business needs and demand forecasts
  • Acting as an internal consultant to IAL business, Hiring Managers, and other key stakeholders, advising on local resourcing matters and providing innovative and pragmatic solutions for improving resourcing effectiveness
  • Primary contact and accountability for managing any utilisation of recruitment agency and search consultants in adherence with Australian Unity agreements and protocols
  • Working closely with hiring managers to develop their recruiting capability
  • Building relationships at offsite locations with stakeholders as required.
  • Managing and participating in full cycle recruiting in close collaboration with Business, Hiring Managers and other key stakeholders from entry-level to senior level hires. This includes
  • Assessing candidate applications, screening, interviewing, recommending shortlists, offer management and managing a portfolio of requisitions to agreed cost, quality and time parameters
  • Primary accountability for ATS (Applicant Tracking System) data integrity and accuracy that flows into terms and conditions of employment contracts.
  • Working with the Talent Acquisition Lead ensuring that proactive candidate 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, brand ambassador for Australian Unity Recruitment function and employment brand with all stakeholders throughout all stages of the recruitment process
  • Working collaboratively with Employee Central to facilitate efficient and timely on boarding of new hires.



About you

You will be a motivated 360 recruiter with experience in the Aged care/Healthcare industry. You will have a demonstrated history of developing collaborative and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders and the ability to take initiative on recommending and implementing improvements.


Our ideal candidate will have;


  • Demonstrated talent acquisition experience managing end-to-end recruitment lifecycles ideally within an internal environment.
  • Prior aged care and/or healthcare industry recruitment experience is essential. You will have had exposure to recruiting a wide range of customer facing aged care and clinical 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 experience.
  • Proven ability to leverage sourcing and applicant tracking technologies to deliver high quality talent outcomes.
  • Proficient with and capable of learning new technologies and systems, ideally with experience using SuccessFactors, LinkedIn Recruiter and SEEK Premium Talent Search.
  • Proven ability to complete work in tight timeframes and the flexibility to handle changing priorities.


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 others. 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 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.


We believe everyone should be given opportunities; to be safe, to be encouraged, to be challenged and to grow. And we want you to be the best you can be – to have a go, make it happen, turn opportunities into reality. Together we embrace opportunities to make real life changes.


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.


Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (including police checks, reference checks, ASIC banned and disqualified persons and bankruptcy checks) will be completed prior to the candidate's employment being confirmed. The outcomes of the background checks do not automatically bar candidates; however, will be assessed against the inherent requirements of the job.