Volunteer HR Policy Writer


Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability amongst adults. There are approximately 50,000 new and recurrent strokes each year in Australia with one occurring every 10 minutes. Stroke affects people of all ages but predominantly occurs in the elderly. There are almost 440,000 people living after stroke in Australia. Despite public misperception, there are proven treatments for stroke prevention and recovery.  

The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke. We stand alongside stroke survivors and their families, healthcare professionals and researchers. We build community awareness and foster new thinking. We support survivors on their journey to live the best possible life after stroke.

Our Values of Courage, Excellence, Compassion, Integrity and Leadership are an integral part of our culture, brand and positioning, and inform our decisions and behaviours in our dealings internally within the organisation, and externally with our stakeholders. 

About the program

The National Stroke Foundation recognises that organisational success relies on the people who work for the organisation, and strives to ensure staff are highly satisfied, fully productive and engaged in the Stroke Foundation mission. 

The People & Culture team is a team within the Office of the CEO, with responsibility for the development and continuous improvement of effective strategic and operational People and Culture policy and procedures, and for providing high level support and advice to staff so that the organisation maintains a high-performing culture, which optimizes organisational outcomes. 

Program targets/ objectives

Ensuring that Stroke Foundation policies are updated consistently and across the board make sure suite are maintained. In particular updates to be compliant with relevant state and federal legislation.

What the role involves

Supporting the National Manager, People and Culture, this position plays an active role in reviewing, updating and developing the Stroke Foundations current suite of HR policies.

  • Interpret legislation and apply Stroke Foundation context to implement progressive, concise HR policies to our organisation.
  • Support the review of the organisations HR and Volunteer Policies to support a productive and engaged workforce.
  • Assist in the review of current polices, to insure compliance with current state and federal legislation.
  • Compose, maintain and clarify the policies and procedures of the Stroke Foundation.
  • Edit and format policy on to new templates
  • Other administration tasks as required.


Your Background/ Skills and Experience

  • Applicants must have a genuine interest in HR policy and process and a desire to provide a HR service in a people-centric, values-aligned organisation.

  •  Experience in creating, reviewing and editing HR Policy and/or other People & Culture policy.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • The ability to evaluate and edit HR policies and procedures in line with current legislation and best practice principles.
  • Ability to use Microsoft packages including Outlook Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work in a team or independently.


Application process

 Please click apply now and complete the expression of interest process.

Any enquiries regarding the role, please contact Megan Werner (Volunteer Program Coordinator) or Suzanne Larsson (Volunteer Program Coordinator) on 03 9918 7220.


The Stroke Foundation embraces cultural diversity and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all cultural backgrounds to apply.


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