HR Coordinator

Trainee|Sydney|Corporate & Investment banking

HR Coordinator

  • Sydney, Australia
  • Trainee
  • Corporate & Investment banking


The HR team in Australia is responsible for the full spectrum of HR activities onshore and for the deployment of all global, regional and local initiatives, working in close partnership with the offshore and regional HR teams.

The successful candidate will contribute to the following activities:

  • Workforce Administration: support and monitor the employee life cycle services provided to stakeholders including onboarding, employee due diligence (background screening), mobility management, offboarding, leave management, etc.
  • Data Quality, Analytics and Reporting: monitor the accuracy of data captured in the HR information system, monitor the delivery of the offshore HR teams, produce reports and data to assist with decision making and for internal committee usage, prepare for and support audit and compliance tasks, completion of 1st level operational risk controls
  • HR Campaigns: provide administration support in the full spectrum of campaigns throughout the year including objective setting and appraisal, training, employee barometer, etc.  
  • Vendor and invoice management: monitor vendor contract status, complete compliance and onboarding due diligence for new vendors, ensure that invoices are received and processed in a timely manner
  • International mobility: prepare immigration application files and monitor status of applications and existing visas, liaise with vendors to ensure a high-quality welcome for international assignees
  • Benefits administration: provide administration support in the provision and deployment of employee benefits including health and wellness initiatives, employee share ownership scheme, salary continuance insurance, work from home, etc.  
  • Ad hoc support as required on other HR team tasks

Profile required

Qualifications, Experience & Knowledge Required

  • Tertiary qualification with specialisation in HR, psychology, business or related discipline or equivalent professional experience
  • Highly proficient in IT, including PowerPoint and Excel, with an interest in reporting and analytics
  • Previous experience as an HR Coordinator or HR Analyst and/or within the financial services or professional services industry could be beneficial

Behavioural Competency Required:

  • Keen interest in the HR function
  • Meticulous with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality
  • Reliable with an ability to work independently, sometimes under pressure
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build good working relationships with individuals from a broad variety of personal and professional backgrounds
  • Mature with a strong sense of confidentiality in the handling of sensitive information
  • Team player

Functional Relationships:

  • Internal: regional HR teams, local business heads, compliance, legal, finance, staff from all functions
  • External: professional services firms, HR providers and vendors

Business insight

Societe Generale, one of Europe's leading financial services groups and a major player in the economy for over 150 years, supports 25 million clients every day with 117,000 staff in 66 countries. Our Group draws on our European roots to develop our activities internationally. Our unique geographic positioning enables us to connect Europe and Africa with major global financial centres in Asia and the Americas. The Group combines financial strength, proven expertise in innovation and a sustainable growth strategy with the objective of creating value for all our stakeholders. We seek to be a trusted partner in the projects of those building tomorrow's world today.

Societe Generale has been present in Australia since 1981. Located in Sydney, we currently provide financing and advisory, as well as global markets solutions. Leveraging the strength of our client coverage and leadership in structured finance including energy, metals & mining, infrastructure finance, together with product and service offerings such as debt capital markets, asset-backed products, and commercial real estate finance, Societe Generale supports our Australian wholesale clients in their financing and advisory needs and our global clients who wish to access the Australian market with global banking services. Societe Generale also provides global markets solutions by offering futures execution and clearing, equity derivatives sales and structured product distribution.

We are currently looking for an HR Coordinator to join us on a 12-month fixed term basis. This is an exciting opportunity to join a fast-paced, results focused, global organisation that values diversity and that has strong growth ambitions for the Australian business. This role is suitable for a recent graduate eager to kickstart their HR career or for a candidate with some initial experience who is seeking a new challenge. The role can be performed on a part-time or fulltime basis. It is an ideal position to gain exposure to and build an understanding of the HR function within an international corporate and investment bank.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 240006NN
Entity: Société Générale Sydney Branch
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2024/03/10