Volume Talent Specialist

About us

We’re not what you might expect. Our workforce of 28,000 is delivering the largest transport infrastructure program this nation has ever seen - $57.5bn of investment for game-changing projects while we deliver some of the most complex infrastructure and service-delivery challenges faced anywhere. This is exciting! As new infrastructure comes on-line and our operations move into the digital age, the shape of the skills in our workforce will change and we’re redefining our talent management practices to be ready. We’ve designed a fresh approach; client-facing talent acquisition integrated with talent management, mobility sourcing, technology, branding, planning, projects, workforce development and diversity. This is one bold, innovative move for the recruitment profession! And we’re truly proud to have built something great for the whole community of NSW.

We have already delivered major improvements – we’ve slashed process times, revolutionised service models, piloted new ways of working and proved the value of progressive talent acquisition and management to the organisation. Now, we’re looking for more outstanding people to join us on the next stage of the journey and help us to continue to build something inspiring.

The opportunity

Our high-performing Volume Talent Specialists take pride in being the face of what is evolving to be our world-class Talent function. Much more than just a team of transactional recruiters, we own the full Talent proposition as influencers, trusted advisors and project managers. We partner with Hiring Managers from diverse business units to understand their unique needs, management styles and organisational cultures in order to find the perfect fit, all while providing exceptional candidate care. You will enjoy building deep and lasting relationships with senior business leaders and thrive in our dynamic, agile and fast-moving work environment.

Our Volume Talent Specialists lead the recruitment of highly sought after roles that are critical to our organisation such as Trainee Train Drivers, Trainee Train Guards, Customer Service Attendants, Cleaning Attendants, Transport Officer (just to name a few).

Key accountabilities of the role include:

  • Full end-end volume recruitment
  • Provision of exceptional candidate care as primary point of contact
  • Implementation of most effective sourcing and attraction strategies
  • Coordination of interview logistics and panel participation

About you

You’ll be experienced in managing strategic volume recruitment solutions. You’re no transactional order-taker. You are seasoned and really know your craft. You’re extremely professional, highly motivated and passionate about matching exceptional talent into genuinely exciting roles. You truly care about people and it shows - equally with your hiring managers, your candidates and your team members. You demonstrate exceptional attention to detail and organisational skills, thriving through busy periods. Demonstrating you possess the charisma and gravitas to influence and support others through change is what will seal the deal. You will join a large team led by values-based leaders who will inspire and empower you to deliver customer centric excellence.

Joining TfNSW, you’ll have the opportunity to step into a rewarding and meaningful role as part of a supportive, energetic and fun team. We insist on modelling a culture that values diversity of thought, open idea sharing and trust. You’ll have access to unique benefits and be empowered to be your best in a truly flexible work environment like no other. If it’s time for you to do something exciting and different, we’d love to hear from you.

Apply today to register your interest in helping us evolve into one of Australia’s best Talent functions.


When you join Transport for NSW, you become part of a forward-thinking organisation that offers generous working conditions, flexible working options and a real commitment to developing your skills.

The salary for a Volume Talent Specialist position is Transport Service Grade 5 ($83,402 - $91,744) per annum plus superannuation and leave loading.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a resume and brief covering letter (no longer than one page) which addresses:

  • a) your skills and experience suit the role, and
  • b) your summary of what a great Volume Talent Acquisition professional looks like

Applications close: 11:59pm Friday 9 October 2020.