Careers at Colony 47

Colony 47 is staffed by dedicated and passionate people who are committed to providing sustainable and quality outcomes for all those who come to us for help. We believe in supporting our employees to reach their goals and offer exciting professional development and training opportunities.

We are an equal opportunity employer and a family friendly workplace. We have also been recognised as an Employer of Choice.We are always interested to hear from people who believe their values and skills align with us.



Colony 47 is a community organisation, operating to support individuals and families in the areas of housing, employment, training and family support.


People, Culture & Capability Advisor

Full Time or Part Time (0.8+) – Hobart

Colony 47 is a place in our community where people go for support to achieve their housing, education, employment and mental health goals.

Our vision is about creating thriving, connected and diverse communities where no-one is left behind. Our values are how we want to work with people to make a difference.

About the Role

Colony 47 is seeking a highly motivated and creative professional to join our growing People, Culture & Capability function. Your integrity and strong stakeholder management skills will help us continue to drive our empowering and inclusive culture. Your eye for detail and drive to achieve sustainable results will help us measure and assess our progress, support our ability to grow and ensure our work continues to make our community stronger.

This position is accountable for a broad range of business partnering support including staff onboarding and induction; recruitment administration and support; diagnosis of organisational challenges and resulting solutions; and measuring and interpreting people-related data to support organisational strategy. You will also work across employee Wellbeing, Health and Safety; Workers Compensation; people-related systems transactions and the maintenance of employee information. As a new role, this position offers unlimited scope in terms of career growth and development.

This position is available as Full Time or Part Time (0.8+) and is based in Hobart. As a not-for-profit organisation our employees have access to salary sacrifice benefits up to $15,900 per year and a range of other benefits.

Working with Colony 47

We want the people who work with us to be about – People First; Engaging; Leading and Creating a Legacy; Learning and Growing; Grounded and Real; and Happy, Healthy & Having Fun.

At Colony 47 we work from an Advantaged Thinking approach and believe that everyone has a talent and the ability to be someone positive in life.

How to Apply

Please send the following documents to Please note that applications submitted via Seek will not be considered.

  1. A Cover Letter;
  2. Your Resume;
  3. Your response to the Selection Criteria (maximum 2 pages).

Download a copy of the Position Description (including Selection Criteria) from the link below. For any further queries about the role, please contact Alice at

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 12th February. Please note that short listing activity may commence prior to the closing date.

> Position Description 




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Hear what some of our people have to say about working at Colony



‘I began working for JobNet Tasmania 5 years ago as an administration assistant. I’ve worked in a variety of different areas of the Australian Apprenticeships Centre and am currently in the position of Field Support Officer. With the support of my manager and colleagues I have obtained a Diploma in Business as well as a wealth of knowledge and positive experiences, of which I couldn’t be happier to have achieved’.


‘I have been working at Colony for 2 years. In that time I have been part of a strong team of awesome individuals in the youth and families space, working in an area I am very passionate about. Benefitting from Colony’s commitment to family/work balance, I have the flexibility needed to ensure I don’t miss out on my own family’s moments – both big and small – while contributing to my local and broader community’.


‘Within Colony I have had the pleasure of working with a broad range of people over the past few years. As a Partnership Broker I work with schools, businesses and community members in programs aiming to encourage young people to complete their education. I am also able to support other staff in my role as Contact Officer here at Colony 47.’


‘I started my student placement in housing 4 years ago and then started working full time with Colony when I finished my degree. I get to work with a dedicated, supportive team and love having the opportunity to work with a huge range of people from so many different backgrounds. My role now is in housing support, working with young people’.


‘Having come from an extensive teaching and artistic career, I have now been at Colony for 3 years working in Youth Connections. I enjoy this program because it enables me to bring value to a child’s life and gives them a place in their community. I get to meet and work with people from all walks of life and learn through this’