Recruitment Coordinator - Melbourne

  • Save The Children
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • 10/04/2019
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The best impact we can have on children most in need, comes from employing the best person for the job. You’ll contribute to drive quality recruitment outcomes for roles across Save the Children’s footprint in Australia and internationally. You will seek to understand our stakeholders, and deliver quality advice tailored to their situation. As part of a fast-paced and constantly evolving team, you will challenge and coach managers to build their recruitment capability and strive for greater efficiency every day.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.
We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:
In this full-time permanent position, based in our Carlton office, you will provide support to Hiring Managers by advising, guiding and coaching them through Save the Children’s recruitment process. Working in a model where recruitment is led by the Hiring Manager, you’ll support them to achieve better practice and at times manage the recruitment process. You will be part of the HR Services and Recruitment team and report to the Recruitment & Sourcing Specialist.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting hiring managers and HR Business Partners with tactical recruitment and sourcing advice
  • Being the specialist in Save the Children’s recruitment systems and platforms
  • Coaching and assisting hiring managers on agreed recruitment process and practices
  • Delivering reliable, relevant and accurate monthly & quarterly recruitment metrics
  • Coordinating requirements for compliance and contract generation
  • Supporting a positive candidate experience for all applicants


If we could compose the perfect you…
…You’re comfortable picking up the phone and speaking with stakeholders to coach, guide and advise them on the best way to recruit and attract quality candidates. Knowing that all stakeholders are different, you are quick to adapt your approach to make each of them feel heard and supported. Owning the recruitment systems and reporting function, your attention to detail is second to none and you are comfortable juggling deadlines and challenging processes.

This role requires:

  • Experience in a Recruitment and / or HR function
  • Knowledge or experience with applicant tracking systems or customer database administration
  • Outstanding customer service focus
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to engage and inform stakeholders
  • Knowledge of recruitment better practice


Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Full salary sacrificing benefits
  • Monthly team lunches
  • Inclusive team environment offering professional development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Agile work environment including working from home options
  • Child and pet friendly work environment


Sound interesting?
We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close 5.00pm Wednesday 24 April 2019

Position Description - Recruitment Coordinator

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.


Recruitment - Internal