Payroll and Personnel Officer

A progressive independent School with generous salary packing benefits available, Full time - ongoing position, 5 Weeks Annual Leave and onsite parking included.

Hume Anglican Grammar is a dual campus co-educational Anglican Diocesan School offering education from Prep to Year 12 in the Northern growth corridor of Melbourne. Hume Anglican Grammar has an open enrolment policy so educates children from many faiths and with a diverse range of backgrounds and abilities. It has a strong sense of inclusivity and a community-minded focus.

In 2019, the School opened its second campus on an 8 hectare site on Donnybrook Road, 10kms and 10 minutes from the Mt Ridley campus. Commencing with 140 students from Prep to Year 3, each year additional classes and year levels will be added so the campus will have an enrolment of 1,300 from Prep to Year 12.

In 2021, the school will have an enrolment of over 1,600 students (Mt Ridley 1,280 & Donnybrook 320) and employ 150 staff - 107 teaching and 43 general. The school is on a growth trajectory and will ultimately have some 2,700 students with plans for further expansion.

Payroll and Personnel Officer

The purpose of thePayroll and Personnel Officers role is to take ownership for the end-to-end payroll process, administer personnel related matters such as leave processing, salary packaging, onboarding and maintenance of staff files. The Payroll and Personnel Officer ensures all policies and procedures are followed to ensure accurate employment contracts are completed, notarised and filed. They have a working understanding of relevant workplace Agreements and Awards and are able to use this knowledge to construct employment contracts and letters of offer to employees. 

The Payroll and Personnel Officer has overall responsibility for the management and administration of the staff information system. They have as a key responsibility ensuring all employee records are collected, up-to-date, audited, accurate and complete. The Payroll and Personnel Officer generates reports of employee information. This may include demographics, personal data, statistics and trends. They will be expected to contribute to the analysis of these reports.

The Payroll and Personnel Officer has overall responsibility for managing the processes and information on staff joining and leaving the School, ensuring all processes associated with their entry/exit are completed and communicated to the relevant stakeholders.

The Payroll and Personnel Officer is a part of the Administration Staff and works collaboratively in a team environment to support and enrich their collective responsibilities. They promote a culture of mutual respect, encouragement and work with others in a professional, ethical and cooperative manner. The Payroll and Personnel Officer supports and models the School's values and Christian ethos when dealing with stakeholders.

The Payroll and Personnel Officer works in close partnership with the Executive Assistant to the Principal, and reports to the Finance Manager. This position is full time, ongoing and will be located at our Mt Ridley campus. The commencement date is negotiable for the successful candidate. 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Strong background in payroll
  • Knowledge of the approaches to managing records and/or database management
  • Exposure to Industrial Relations and WorkCover related issues.
  • A sound level of technological literacy in a business environment including but not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel


  • Post school qualifications in a related field
  • Experience using Synergetic Management Systems
  • Exposure to the practical application of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs)
  • Experience in an education setting
  • Involvement in professional communities

Personal Qualities:

  • Personal sense of initiative, enthusiasm and high energy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships with key stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational skills, planning capabilities, and the ability to balance the demands of competing projects
  • Good investigative, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Self-disciplined and the ability to work autonomously
  • A resourceful team member who is able to operate in a collaborative and inclusive manner

The Hume Anglican Grammar Agreement 2019 classifies this position as General Staff Level 4.

  • The position is entitled to 5 weeks paid annual leave.

The sub-level offered will be determined by the successful candidates experience in a like role and relevant qualifications. Includes leave loading, plus Superannuation.

4.1       $76,613

4.2       $78,911

4.3       $81,279 

4.4       $83,756 

How to apply:

  • Please note applicants who do not complete the Application Form will not be considered.
  • Please visit our website for the Application Form and the Position Description which contains the Key
  • Applications are required via SEEK, attaching the Hume Anglican Grammar Application Form.
  • Please address your application to the Principal and include the following three separate documents; Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form.

Applications Close, 8:00am Monday, 23 November 2020.

09/11/2020 $0 Northern Suburbs 1 Accounting
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