Human Resources Advisor

Human Resources

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Human Resources


Business Professionals


Perth, Australia



The role


We know exceptional experiences begin with exceptional people. Individuals coming together, to make business better. At DLA Piper, we make this happen by creating a culture where passion, individuality and excellence is celebrated every day. 

A culture that recognizes that no two careers or two people are the same. A culture, that you have the opportunity to build and contribute to. 

An opportunity has become available for an experienced Human Resources Advisor to join our Perth team on a fixed-term contract, working 3 days a week until September 2023 for a parental leave coverage period.

As a valued member of our national Human Resources team, you are invited to learn the true meaning of business partnership in your role as the HR Advisor in our Perth office. Working alongside a team of experienced HR practitioners, you will provide administrative support for all aspects of the employee lifecycle. From recruitment support, induction, employee engagement, you will be making an impact and form relationships across every department at the firm. You will have the opportunity to support and lead projects across all disciplines within the HR function, including Learning & Development and Diversity & Inclusion.

To support you in achieving your potential, through work that challenges and stretches you, you will also have access to our focused learning and development offering, and be part of a local and international team that values you.


  • Assist with coordinating the onboarding experience for our new starters across the Perth office, to ensure a positive and consistent introduction to the business
  • Partner with our HR Centres of Excellence (L&D, D&I, Remuneration & Reward, Talent Acquisition) to ensure successful implementation of DLA Piper initiatives across the Perth office
  • Partner with hiring managers in Perth and the national Talent Acquisition team to deliver a rigorous and thoughtful recruitment process, including:

        –  business case development
        –  drafting of role descriptions
        –  scoping of candidates
        –  interviewing with hiring managers
        –  offer management of successful candidates

  • Partner with our Graduate Resourcing team to deliver on campus events and campaigns in line with the national graduate recruitment strategy
  • Provide performance management guidance (coaching, career development, disciplinary issues)
  • Work on strategic national and global HR projects


We are looking for someone who is passionate about HR and ready to build their career in a global law firm. 

To be successful in the role, you will ideally have:

  • At least 2+ years of hands-on generalist Human Resources experience, preferably with a recruitment focus
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Highly self-motivated with customer-service and results orientation
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Confidence, professionalism, discretion, and sound judgment
  • High attention to detail


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative – we give, we share and we join in
  • Be Bold – we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big
  • Be Exceptional – we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.