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Human Resources Director

  • Executive Level 2
  • Melbourne
  • Salary $117,354 - $147,217
  • Applications close by Sunday 24 September 2017

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About the Commission

The Productivity Commission is the Australian Government's independent research and advisory body on a broad range of economic, social and environmental policy issues affecting the welfare of Australians.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment are set out in the Productivity Commission's Enterprise Agreement.

About the position

The Commission is seeking an experienced human resources professional to lead the Human Resources (HR) team. To be successful in this role you will have the ability to maintain a strategic, organisation wide HR focus and also capably manage the day to day operations of the HR team.

As the senior adviser on HR matters, you will have a thorough knowledge of relevant employment legislation, policy and practice and be able to anticipate the Commission’s needs in relation to the full range human resources matters.

The Commission employs around 170 staff and has offices in Melbourne and Canberra. This position is based in Melbourne and occasional travel will be required to the Commission's Canberra office.

The HR team currently comprises the Director and 4 staff. The Director is a member of the Corporate Group and reports to the Assistant Commissioner, Corporate (SES Band 1).

Prospective applicants should address the published selection criteria which are available below. Applications close on Sunday 24 September 2017 and should be submitted via the form below.

More information about the duties and selection criteria:


Applicants are required to be Australian citizens to be eligible for employment with the Commission.

Educational qualifications and specialist expertise

Tertiary qualifications in human resource management or a related discipline preferred.

Contact officer

For further information about the position contact Brian Scammell on (03) 9653 2251.

Closing date

Applications close on Sunday 24 September 2017 and should be submitted via the application form below.



Our assessment processes are designed to ensure the right people are in the right roles. In doing so, our decisions are based on Merit.

Workplace diversity

The Productivity Commission recognises the positive contribution that a diverse workforce can make to organisational effectiveness and is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply, including Indigenous Australians and people with a disability.

Overview of the selection process

  • Receipt and initial assessment of applications
  • Shortlisting - on the basis of written application
  • Interview - shortlisted applicants will usually be invited to attend interview
  • Referees may be contacted for further assessment of suitability

All applicants will be notified of the outcome on completion of the selection process.


We will use your email address for any general communication. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by phone.


Applicant’s personal information will only be used for the purposes for which it was collected. For more information, please read the Commission’s privacy statement

Lodging your application

Please submit your application online by completing the application form below and attaching:

  • Your Resume / Curriculum Vitae and covering letter
  • A concise statement, describing how your skills and experience relate (with examples) to the selection criteria and the duties of the advertised position.

Please enter information in the required fields * and attach all relevant documentation below.

If you have any queries about the form, please contact our recruitment team by email: or call us on (03) 9653 2362.

A reminder that applications close on Sunday 24 September 2017.

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