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People & Culture Coordinator - Remote / Work from Home

Meld Studios


Meld Studios is a friendly, values-driven design studio with a team of ~30 people spread across NSW, VIC, ACT and WA. We partner with organisations and the people they serve to navigate complexity and change, contributing to equitable, sustainable and just futures. You can read about some of our award-winning projects here: meldstudios.com.au/about-2/public-recognition-of-our-work

We are committed to creating a diverse, culturally and psychologically safe workplace. We have a Diversity & Belonging Commitment we are dedicated to; we have a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) we are dedicated to; and as part of our renovation work we are developing a Meld Culture Code that will embed our values and advocacy in action.

We encourage applications from people who could bring diverse perspectives and lived experience to our team, bringing more diversity of thought and experience to our ways of thinking and working in addition to the core capabilities that we're after.

We encourage applications from people who:

  • Are from all sorts of professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Identify as LGBTIQA+
  • Are impacted by some form of disability, yourself or as a carer
  • Are new to Australia (and have a work visa)
  • Are multilingual, and/or do not speak English as a first language
  • Are returning to work after a period of unemployment
  • Do not have formal qualifications while having applicable previous experience.


In 2020 we became Australia’s first company to be Employee Owned by Trust (EOT). In 2021 we started rethinking and redesigning many elements of our business to align with this new model. We call this ‘our renovation’.

We need extra help to operationalise some of the new things we’re designing for our business and to support BAU activities too.

We’re looking for someone with some People & Culture (HR) experience to join us on a 6-month contract as our People & Culture Coordinator.

It’s a mid-level position where you’ll work with our business and People teams to help refresh, operationalise and manage the new values, people commitments, policies and processes that we’re designing for our business; and manage some existing BAU activities too.

6-month contract starting March 2022. This may extend into a permanent role - we will explore this as part of our renovation.


Key activities to focus on during this 6-month engagement include:

  1. Provide day-to-day support to our people during our peak project period of March to June/July; ensuring they have everything needed to do their jobs well, to support their health & wellbeing, and to feel connected to each other.
  2. Refresh and manage our People strategies and policies; including a new Workplace Diversity & Belonging Strategy, Meld Culture Code (Code of Conduct), Meldster Wellbeing & Safety Framework, Hiring Strategy, Kit & Kaboodle Policy, Professional Development Policy.
  3. Support our existing onboarding and offboarding experience for new employees, including contractors. This includes updates to our Employee Handbook.
  4. Manage our new employee record management system, Employment Hero.
  5. Help redefine what our culture means in a hybrid working world, with lots of digital collaboration; and as we grow the size and nature of our team.
  6. Coordinate our fortnightly ‘lunch & learn’ sessions.
  7. Help inform the future of this and other People roles in our business.

We will work together to prioritise where to start, and what to focus on as day-to-day support vs. strategic changes towards our ideal future state.


This role would be great for someone who:

  • Has experience creating a great team/employee experience
  • Has knowledge of HR policies and processes (added bonus if you have experience in the ones we mention above)
  • Is a good listener, communicator and problem solver
  • Has a growth mindset and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Brings energy and positivity to team culture
  • Can self-direct, multi-task, collaborate when needed, work alone when needed and meet deadlines
  • Can build rapport, and repair it when damaged
  • Added bonus if you’ve been part of a “business renovation” before, but this is not essential.


Flexibility for this role to be 4-5 days per week. Core hours are 9am and 5pm AEST, in order to provide on-demand support across the business. That said, we do support flexible working so let's discuss.


6-month contract starting March 2022. This may extend into a permanent role - we will explore this as part of our renovation.


We support hybrid ways of working so you can be anywhere in Australia.

Currently, our biggest team and physical studio is in Sydney. However, we are growing our Canberra, Perth and Melbourne teams so you can join Meldsters for in-person working in any of these locations.


Mid level role. $550 p/day / $68.75 p/hour, before tax and excluding super. We will contribute an additional 10% of this rate to your super fund.


We’ll provide you with a computer and equipment if you need it, at home or at one of our studios. We use Apple computers, Google Suite, Slack; and our new employment record management software is Employment Hero. Please let us know if any of this is a barrier to you applying for this role.


Rebecca Begbie, People leader

Janna DeVylder, Director and Co-founder

Alison Sharp, Managing Director

And all Meldsters!


For questions, ask via the Apply Now button or email work@meldstudios.com.au, using the subject line: People & Culture Coordinator - Remote / Work from Home enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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