People and Culture Advisor


Based in our Sydney office, we are looking for an experienced People and Culture (P&C) Advisor to partner with our leaders and people managers to deliver on all operational people matters.

The successful candidate will report to the Head of People & Culture based in the UK, with a dotted line to the Regional Operations Manager, Asia-Pacific (APAC) who is based in Singapore.  Additionally, you will collaborate with the central P&C Centres of Expertise on global, regional, and local P&C projects and initiatives.

You will use your HR knowledge and gravitas to provide an excellent employee experience at all points of the employee life cycle. This role requires good employment law knowledge a strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with high attention to detail. It would suit someone with an international mindset, and someone who enjoys working with colleagues in other global locations.

Our main mantra is ‘one P&C; one team’, We strive to develop individual capability characterized by personal accountability and shared responsibility. Our other mantra, ‘better never stops’, underpins our determination to deliver P&C excellence in everything we do.

If you thrive on working at pace in an intellectually stimulating, international team and share our passion for delivering high-impact talent acquisition sourcing projects, then this role may be for you.

Key responsibilities

  • Delivery of a first-line generalist P&C advisory service, providing up-to-date and informed HR guidance and support on HR policies, processes, and systems
  • Advising on employee relation issues (including disciplinary, grievance, attendance and probation) through to an effective resolution, escalating complex cases as appropriate to the central P&C Business Partnering team.
  • Working with our outsourced immigration advisors you will manage our visa sponsorships, coordinating visa applications for new joiners and conducting regular employee sponsorship reviews.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all local employment legislation. Develop and implement local P&C policies and procedures, the Employee Handbook and escalate any gaps based on local legislation.
  • Administration of payroll, pension and benefits tasks
  • Ensure data integrity of the HRIS and provide regular analytics and reports
  • Conduct exit interviews and identify any patterns, themes, or issues that require action or escalation.
  • Support the global Performance & Development Review cycles; planning activities, delivering employee and line manager training, and providing guidance.
  • Collaborate with the relevant P&C team members, receiving/departing line managers, and transferees on global mobility transfers and relocations
  • Contribute to and lead on P&C projects when required

Required attributes

  • Demonstrable experience within a generalist HR function in Sydney.
  • Experience supporting the business with employee relations activity such as absence management, capability, performance management and disciplinary processes.
  • Strong knowledge of relevant Australian legislation; particularly employment law and worker-related regulation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build relationships at all levels.
  • A self-starter and a real team player, who can evidence using their initiative and their ability to work under pressure.
  • Flexible approach to work with a can-do attitude, taking pride in delivering outstanding work.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and manage conflicting priorities whilst maintaining good attention to detail.
  • Fluency in English is essential.
  • Excellent MS skills particularly MS PowerPoint, Excel & Word.

Desirable attributes

  • Proven experience working for a fast-growing international consultancy or professional services business
  • Proven work experience managing complex meeting schedules across multiple time zones
  • Experience working across the APAC region

What we offer

  • A fun, informal and international work culture
  • A competitive salary package
  • Company Benefits program including public transport subsidies, bike leasing and more
  • Access to the Aurora Academy, our training programme offering a range of opportunities to develop your skills


At Aurora we will consider all requests for flexible working. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: a hybrid model of remote and in-office working, part-time hours and flexible start and finish times. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility we could offer and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

The Company is committed to the principle that no employee or job applicant shall receive unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.


The successful candidate would start as soon as possible. We will review applications as they are received. Salary will be competitive with experience.

To apply, please submit your:

  • CV
  • Brief cover letter
  • Salary expectations
  • Earliest possible start date

About Aurora

From its academic roots, Aurora Energy Research has grown to become the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence for strategic decisions in the global energy transformation. We are a diverse team of more than 400 experts with vast energy, financial and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon and fossil commodities. We are active in Europe, Australia and the US, working with world-leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software.

We are a thriving, rapidly growing company with offices in Oxford, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Athens, Sydney, Austin TX and Oakland CA, with more opening soon. We currently serve around 600 of Europe’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors and governments, and expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.