Human Resources Officer



Salary range

$78,906 - $83,324

Closing time and date

Sunday, May 12, 2024 - 23:59
Contact person

Contact name

Louise O’Connor

Contact position

Senior HR Adviser

Contact phone

Who We Are

The National Blood Authority (NBA) is an Australian Government statutory agency whose role is to work in a collaborative manner with all Australian governments and blood sector stakeholders to ensure Australia's blood supply is safe, secure, adequate, and affordable. 

We manage and coordinate arrangements for the supply of blood, blood products and blood services in Australia. Under the national blood arrangements, our role is to deliver an uninterrupted supply of blood and blood products to Australians in need.

Being a small agency, employees at the NBA are in a unique position to influence decisions and outcomes for the blood sector and seeing the positive impacts of their work on users of blood products, blood related products and blood related services.

The NBA office is located on Northbourne Avenue in Lyneham and has recently undergone renovations to allow for modern, comfortable office space with the technology needed to collaborate effectively. The office is serviced by the Macarthur Avenue Light Rail stop and has onsite parking available.

The Team

The People and Communications team is a small team made up of cross-skilled HR and communications professionals. We are responsible for the management of Human Resources (HR), communications and learning and development functions, and for the delivery of associated activities across the NBA. As a member of our team, you will have the opportunity to broaden your expertise as you will work across multiple functions.

The Role

As a Human Resources Officer you will provide support to the team and undertake administrative duties across all of the HR functions, including recruitment activities, onboarding new staff, maintaining HR data and process procurement activities. You will assist in mailbox management and responding to general stakeholder enquiries, coordinate and assist in preparing advice on a range of HR matters and contribute to HR projects. You will provide administrative support including preparing and maintaining procedural documentation, managing team calendars and meetings, and building strong internal and external relationships across the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

With an understanding of the dynamics of HR within a public sector context, the duties and responsibilities of this position will require you to:

  1. Undertake a broad range of administrative duties related to recruitment, onboarding and offboarding, learning and development, performance management, work health and safety, pay and conditions and other HR functions
  2. Coordinate information across the team and ensure personnel records are appropriately updated and maintained
  3. Provide administration services in support of the NBA’s HR policies and programs and responding to HR enquiries
  4. Assist and or manage small HR projects, correspondence and written material and to the development and implementation of best practice HR services to maximise organisational effectiveness
  5. Assist the team with communication projects including website updates, promotion design material, assisting with conferences and events and general administrative support
  6. Contribute and manage projects and activities and perform other duties and functions to support NBA priorities as required
  7. Contribute to NBA’s organisational strategy and culture

Work in a collaborative manner as a member of a team and across the NBA.

To Apply

Please see the job description below for detailed information and how to respond to the selection criteria. 

 Job Description - APS 4 Human Resources Officer - People and Communications.pdf

The APS and the department offer a clear direction and meaningful work. You will be able to create positive impact in people’s lives whilst contributing to improved outcomes for Australia and our people.

If you would like to feel a strong connection to your work and you are accountable, committed and open to change, join us in shaping Australia’s future.

Please see the APSC’s APS Employee Value Proposition for more information on the benefits and value of employment within the APS.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter, CV and complete an NBA Cover Sheet to


If you require further information after reading the selection documentation, please contact Louise O’Connor on 02 6151 5144 or