Human Resources Coordinator (job share)

Resource Work Cooperative




We are looking for a person who is excited to join a not-for-profit worker’s cooperative to manage all aspects of Resource’s Human Resource (HR) systems to meet relevant business and legal requirements. This person must have relevant HR qualifications and experience, strong reporting skills, excellent communication skills, be willing to job share, work in a team, and work with the Board of Management.


  • 2 days per week permanent part-time
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Located in South Hobart (must be worked locally)
  • $34.31 per hour
  • Starting by early June
  • Dynamic, fascinating and super cool worker’s cooperative


About us


Resource is a national leader in the waste minimisation industry, operating Tasmania’s largest reuse centre (the Resource Tip Shop at South Hobart) and other waste reduction and recycling initiatives. Resource is one of the oldest and largest not-for-profit worker’s cooperatives in Australia.


Resource works with communities, businesses and local governments to achieve viable, sustainable, best-practice waste minimisation. The Resource Tip Shop delivers accessible, low-cost quality goods, and is a trusted reseller of a wide range of second-hand items. Resource undertakes a diverse range of projects and activities, including timber upcycling, scrap metal and e-waste processing, electrical testing, collectables research and sales, computer upcycling and online sales. Resource runs a free community pickup service for larger donations, and engages with the wider community through its annual Art From Trash exhibition. The Resource Work Cooperative works to continuously improve its business and operations, is supported by an innovative community education program, and aims to provide a safe and satisfying work environment.


About the role


The HR Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all of Resource’s HR activities and responsibilities in line with legal and business requirements and obligations. These activities include but are not limited to: rostering, the recruitment cycle, induction and training, supporting worker wellbeing, performance management, conflict resolution, worker’s compensation, and review of policy and procedure. 


The HR Coordinator works closely with the Board of Management and the Coordinator team (General, Operations, Education and Finance) to provide strategic guidance in relation to all HR aspects of the organisation. The person in this role needs to deliver comprehensive and timely reports to various decision-making panels. They also work with the general membership to understand HR requirements in order to support the membership to make informed business decisions through regular General Meetings.


The HR Coordinator is a job-shared role, with a total of 4 days per week spread between two people. The advertised position is for 2 days per week, with the other 2 days being worked by an experienced HR Coordinator who has been in the role for 9 years. The new HR Coordinator will need excellent communication and organisational skills in order to collaborate and work effectively with the current HR Coordinator.


Employment requirements


  • A pre-employment medical will be required.


Key selection criteria


  1. Experience working in an HR role.
  2. Excellent working knowledge of rostering for small to medium-sized organisations.
  3. Experience with recruitment processes.
  4. Experience in carrying out performance management and appraisals, including the ability to facilitate and resolve conflicts.
  5. Familiarity with the National Employment Standards and other legislative requirements relevant to HR.
  6. High level administrative and planning skills, including regular reporting to a Board of Management.
  7. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrated ability to communicate with a wide range of people.
  8. Willingness and enthusiasm to learn, and to undertake further training as required.
  9. Willingness and enthusiasm for job sharing.
  10. Willingness to work within the context of a worker-owned, democratically run cooperative.


Desirable criteria


  • Ability to attend evening meetings approximately once a month, and occasional events outside work hours.
  • Understanding of or experience with cooperatives and consensus decision making.
  • Personal commitment to the principles and practices of waste minimisation and reuse.


Benefits of working at Resource


One of the most exciting aspects of joining a worker’s cooperative is the ability to contribute ideas and participate in decisions that guide the current and future strategic direction of the cooperative. This can be as small as changing the shop layout to as large as tackling a difficult-to-recycle waste stream or teaching the community how to combat textile waste. Working at Resource allows you to make a difference in the world, by tackling a range of waste challenges, working with like-minded people and showing how well the cooperative model can work.


All workers at Resource have the opportunity to expand into different roles or work areas, as they arise and depending on interest and skills, with the potential to work additional days in other roles. Resource provides and supports a range of training and upskilling opportunities.


Other benefits:

  • Staff discounts and staff functions
  • Flexible working arrangements by negotiation
  • Positive and supportive workplace culture
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Various cooperative member benefits


Being fair, non-discriminatory and respectful are important elements of the Resource culture and core values. We value diversity and inclusion and apply these principles in our work place and throughout our recruitment processes. Resource actively encourages applications from people with a diverse range of experiences, ages and backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with different abilities, people who identify as LGBTIQA+ and people from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds.


How to apply


Please provide a document addressing each of the selection criteria outlining your suitability for the role. These can be included in your cover letter or as a separate document. Also include a copy of your resume with referee contacts. email to 


For further information about the role, please request a detailed position description from Mona Loofs-Samorzewski (HR Coordinator) at or phone 6223 3891 (ask for Mona, Tom or Andrew).


Due date for applications:

Midnight Sunday 5th May 2024