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Human Resources Advisor - Brisbane

Carter Newell - Brisbane City, QLD

HR & Recruitment
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Human Resources Advisor - Brisbane

Are you a true HR generalist who enjoys working in a small, collaborative HR team?

The firm

Carter Newell Lawyers is an award-winning specialist law firm with an enviable national and international client base of large corporations and public sector agencies with offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We pursue excellence in everything we do in an open, respectful and supportive environment.

The position

We are seeking a dynamic Human Resources Advisor to join our tight-knit HR Team working full-time in our Brisbane office. Reporting to the Human Resources Manager, the role will be an integral part of the team, providing broad generalist support to partners and staff. Supporting the team is the part-time Human Resources Assistant who reports into the Human Resources Advisor role.

Pivotal to this role is the ability to provide best-practice HR support and guidance to ensure the firm attracts, develops and retains superior talent across all areas of the firm. You will work with the Human Resources Manager to develop, create and implement the HR business plan and associated strategies.

More specifically your contribution in this role will include:

  • Day to day generalist HR advice and point of contact for HR related queries;
  • Managing the end-to-end recruitment and on-boarding processes;
  • Managing employee life cycle;
  • Actively driving the L&D program and staff development activities;
  • Active member of D&I committee;
  • Assisting with performance management and investigations;
  • Working alongside our Partners and Managers to provide advice and support on HR best practice;
  • Provide guidance on changes to legislative compliance;
  • Workplace health and safety compliance;
  • Maintaining and managing employee data in HRIS;
  • Supervision of legal support staff (float secretaries, filing clerks, office support);
  • Reporting and analysing HR metrics and key people data;
  • Actively drive and participate in HR projects and programs; and
  • Assisting with promoting and fostering a positive company culture.

Your experience

To be successful in this role, you will have 4-5 years experience in a similar environment and enjoy working operationally across the business, whilst also having a keen interest in developing strategy and projects that add value to the organisation. You will be degree qualified in HR or equivalent.

You will have demonstrated your experience in supporting and partnering with the business across all generalist areas. You will be self-motivated with exceptional communication, stakeholder management and negotiation skills. With clear career pathways, the ideal candidate will have a drive to succeed and grow in the role.

Experience in a professional services environment will be highly regarded.


At Carter Newell, professionalism and client focus, coupled with a transformative culture, are core to our business strategy and team. We are proud to reward our employees with additional benefits and services that contribute to a balanced work environment. Our staff create and maintain strong relationships within the firm through our team activities and social club events held frequently throughout the year.

Our culture is one based on cultivating sustainability and inclusivity, where all employees are recognised for their unique contributions. We enable staff to meet their own personal goals and balance their work & personal lives effectively. Cultural diversity awareness is identified and celebrated across the firm, fostering an inclusive working environment for all employees.

How to Apply

If this role appeals to you, please apply now via the details below to submit your resume and cover letter.

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