About the role

We are seeking a detail-oriented HR and Payroll Coordinator to join our team, providing administrative and operational support to employees, management, and our outsourced payroll team.

In this role, you will be instrumental in managing the heavy operational aspects of our People & Culture function with utmost attention.

This full-time position, located in Sydney, offers a mix of coworking and remote work options. You will collaborate closely with our People & Culture, Finance, Executive Leadership teams, and our outsourced payroll partner, requiring strong relationship-building skills.

Fortunately, this role has a history of successful practices, systems, and processes in place, allowing you to contribute uniquely while building on a solid foundation.


Day to day this role will see you:

  • End to end HR operations and administration across the employee lifecycle including actioning any employee changes and offboarding tasks.
  • Back-office systems management including our HRIS (Employment Hero) and our internal Learning Management System.
  • Manage our people inbox which includes responding to general employee queries, triaging pay related queries to our outsourced payroll team and supporting managers with any employee-related changes.
  • Act as the conduit between internal employee changes and our outsourced payroll, providing adequate reports to process our permanent and casual workforce pay runs.
  • Support casual payroll for one of our business units, ensuring timesheets are completed on time and to standard, and reported to our external payroll partner for processing. Help resolve any causal pay related queries working alongside our external payroll provider.
  • Workforce and business intelligence reporting (including tenure, turnover, diversity, leave liability, benefits usage and more) to drive informed decision making, improving our employer value proposition.
  • Remuneration benchmarking and analysis to inform and drive key remuneration decision making.
  • Manage and regularly report on compliance including work eligibility, certifications, mandatory training.


About you

If you’re still reading and excited by the role, fantastic! We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Full Australian working rights and based in Sydney, Australia
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience across HR and payroll admin
  • Excellent relationship building, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong literacy skills and aptitude for system and processes
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritise
  • Problem-solving skills: ability to identify and resolve issues swiftly and accurately
  • Advanced computer knowledge including Microsoft Office suite e.g. Excel
  • Previous advanced experience using Employment Hero as an HRIS

The ideal candidate will recognise the central support services aspect of this role, where our people are our number one priority. In this crucial role within the People and Culture team, you will showcase an agile and responsive approach to ensure seamless execution of critical HR and payroll operations within designated timelines.

If you’re not sure you qualify for the role but are interested in joining Janison, then connect with us at [email protected] and our P&C team will keep an eye out for future opportunities that may be of interest to you.


Next steps

If you are looking for an organisation that will support your growth, provide you with the flexibility you need and are looking for a greater purpose to exercise your skills, then please submit your application. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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About Janison

Janison exists to transform the way people learn. Our team of educators, technologists and change agents empower teachers, students, accreditation bodies and governments to achieve meaningful educational outcomes by measuring knowledge and progress.

Founded 25 years ago, we are an Australian-owned edtech pioneer delivering more than 6.5 million assessments annually in 117 countries. Our technology supports our commitment to equity and accessibility for all. To learn more about us, visit janison.com

Why Janison?

As a finalist in the 2023 Wrk+ Great Place to Work Awards, we are delighted to offer you a fun and inclusive workplace environment, plus:


  • Access to our generous Employee Share Ownership Plan. We match your contributions up to $10,000 per year on a 1:1 basis and 3:1 thereafter
  • A 5th week of annual leave (conditions apply) and a day off on your birthday
  • Parental benefit including paid leave, continued super contributions and more
  • A day off each year to volunteer with a community-based organisation dear to your heart
  • Annual pay review and bonus program
  • A focus on virtual engagement and inclusivity to support our distributed workforce across the globe
  • A focus on development and upskilling opportunities (if that’s what you’re after)

For a glimpse into Janison’s culture and to see our regular employee updates, follow #onejanison on LinkedIn. We’d love for you to be part of our community!