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Position Vacant: HR Advisor


  • Australia’s national organisation supporting people with eating disorders and body image concerns
  • Rewarding, dynamic and innovating role in a well-established not-for-profit
  • Supported by passionate and committed colleagues
  • Based in Crows Nest, Sydney, with the opportunity to occasionally work remotely from home
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Flexible 32 hours per week
  • Fixed-term 12 month parental leave contract available


Butterfly Foundation is Australia’s national charity for eating disorders and body image issues, providing a voice for those affected and the people who care for them. Eating disorders are severe and complex mental illnesses with physical complications, and the medical, psychological, physical and social consequences can be long term and for many, life threatening.

Butterfly advocates for improved services from government, health and mental health organisations and the eating disorder sector, raising awareness in the media, with key stakeholders and via community engagement. Butterfly runs Australia’s only national Helpline for eating disorders and body image issues, supporting nearly 40,000 people every year; delivers evidence-based clinical treatment and support programs; and provides prevention initiatives in schools and the community to combat negative body image issues.


About the role

We are offering an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced HR Advisor to join us here at Butterfly. In this role you will support the HR Manager to achieve a high performing, highly motivated and fully engaged employee workforce that is well-managed throughout its employee life cycle.

Key responsibilities and duties will include:

  • Conduct recruitment for all business teams, providing support for managers with preparation of position descriptions, advertising, coordinating interviews, preparing interview guides, and evaluating candidates.
  • Prepare letters of offer, contracts and associated employment documentation.
  • Support managers to conduct ongoing performance reviews and appraisals, as well as provide support with performance management as required.
  • Conduct and analyse the results of the annual staff satisfaction survey, and support manager in identifying and implementing continuous improvement based on areas identified in analysis.
  • Support senior leadership team to devise and deliver staff engagement events and activities, and recommend other ways to develop staff engagement, and to encourage behaviours that support the preferred organisational culture.
  • Handle all HR administration including recruitment inquiries, working with children checks, clinical staff proof of registration, proofs of qualifications and other checks as required.
  • Maintain and update all documentation and HR records associated with the employee lifecycle.
  • Proactively review and recommend updates to HR policies and procedures in line with employment legislation and best practice.
  • Support the HR Manager with the development and implementation of new HR projects and initiatives.

Download the full position description


To apply

All applicants should supply their resume and address the selection criteria as detailed in the Position Description in a separate cover letter. Applications should be submitted by email to Human Resources at with the Subject Title: HR Advisor


Closing Date: 21st August 2022, please note that if we receive a high level of applications, the vacancy may close earlier than stated. Therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.


We welcome applications from people with lived experience of eating disorders (and/or other mental health conditions), and family members/carers of people with eating disorders.



For enquiries about this position, please email