A leading Not for Profit organization with a service delivery area spanning from Wollongong to Eden, across to the Snowy Mountains.

Comprising 8 offices and over 75 employees, we own and manage over $1 billion worth of assets, over 2,300 dwellings housing over 5,000 people. 

The Role:

Reporting to the HR Coordinator; you will be assisting with all facets of HR including recruitment, payroll, reporting, travel, training and expense coordination and supporting the HR department with various administrative tasks.

Duties of the position:

  • Assist at all points of the recruitment and employee life cycle – including drafting advertisements, reference checking, orientation, inductions, reviews and exit interviews 
  • General HR administration duties including drafting contracts, maintaining and updating HR documentation, and databases including templates
  • Maintaining and updating employee records across HR systems 
  • Producing reports as required by management; and other ad hoc HR/administrative duties including event management/HR initiatives
  • Oversee incoming communications for the HR Coordinator, including email and telephone enquiries, ensuring deadlines are met and workflow is monitored
  • Assist in preparation, planning and running of organisation events such as strategy days
  • Provide overall HR administration assistance and support to the Human Resources Coordinator
  • Complete adhoc tasks as assigned by the HR Coordinator
  • Preparing and distributing the monthly newsletter

To be successful in this role, you will:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a professional administration role
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • A well-presented and confident professional with a positive, can-do attitude 
  • Strong organisational skills, time management and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills across all levels 
  • Demonstrated ability and temperament to work with sensitive information
  • Calm and composed under pressure
  • Adaptable and resilient in changing circumstances
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously along with being part of a team in a cohesive and responsive manner
  • Willing to attend further training and commit to a professional development program

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in a similar role (including payroll or recruitment) will be highly regarded
  • Experience in graphic design, photoshop, Adobe design software, website design

Essential Qualifications and Licensing:

  • Current NSW Drivers licence
  • Current Working with Children Check
  • Criminal record check providing suitable clearance to work with vulnerable members of the community

About the Role & Perks of the Job:

  • A permanent (35 hrs p.w.) role located in our Bomaderry office
  • Typically, your hours would be worked over 5 days – however, SCH offers flexibility to our staff, providing you with the option to work your hours in 4 days, enjoying a 3-day weekend every week! If that’s not for you, instead you have the opportunity to accrue and utilise TIL.
  • An hourly base rate between $31.37 being above award rate (Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 – Level 2)
  • Working for a registered charity (and PBI) you will have access to salary sacrifice (up to the ATO threshold) which can increase your ‘take home’ pay by thousands of dollars
  • Paid study leave program – supporting you to progress at SCH and expand your knowledge. 
  • Recognition & Rewards program – rewarding our high achievers! 
  • Journey Insurance – covering you as you travel to & from work
  • Annual retreats – to forge positive working relationships with your peers and give everyone an opportunity to contribute to our organisation’s future strategies.
  • Employee Assistance Program, offering free and confidential counselling and support to you and your immediate family, for anything you need – including personal (non-work related) struggles


If this sounds like the opportunity for you, we’d love to hear from you. A full copy of the Position Description is available by emailing recruit@scch.org.au or for a confidential discussion, please contact Hollie Dykes on 1300 757 885.

Applications will only be considered if the following has been satisfied: 

  • Submitted via Seek
  • 2 Documents required: Resume + cover letter (Attn: Hollie Dykes) addressing selection criteria.
  • Format: PDF

Applications close 5pm Friday 24th of February 2022.

Only applicants who have submitted a resume and statement addressing the selection criteria will be considered for these roles, and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as Southern Cross Housing reserves the right to review applications and commence interviews prior to the closing date. Closing Date is subject to change without notice.

SCH is committed to ensuring that our workplace is safe and free from known risks to the health and safety of our clients and employees. Due to the nature of our services, you will be required to provide SCH with your COVID-19 vaccination certificate during the selection process.

Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:

  • Do you have experience in administration?
  • How many years’ experience do you have in generalist HR?
  • Which of the following Microsoft Office products are you experienced with?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?


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