Performance and Reward Manager

Join a leading player in the insurance industry dedicated to quality, transparency, and exceptional service.

  • $207,000 TEC plus bonus
  • Join a collaborative & high performing team
  • A range of great benefits on offer
  • CBD/Hybrid

Our client takes a customer-centric approach to ensure trust and integrity at every touchpoint, while their focus on technology and innovation drives continuous improvement and value for their clients.

Elevate your career as the Performance and Reward Manager, where you will provide expert guidance on performance, remuneration, and benefits, aligning with already established reward policies. As the go-to SME within the People function and across departments, you’ll engineer effective remuneration solutions that fuel business success.

Your Impact:

  • Manage end-to-end Reward and Performance programs, and provide subject matter expertise on frameworks and cyclical activities, including annual performance and remuneration reviews, market benchmarking, and role grading.
  • Build partnerships with Senior HR Business Partners and business leaders, offering trusted advice on remuneration practices.
  • Assist in governance of the remuneration framework and oversee job grading structures to ensure integrity.
  • Monitor industry trends, review market data, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee and administer the annual performance and remuneration cycle, working collaboratively with the Senior HR Business Partners to consistently administer performance and remuneration cycles across the organisation.
  • Partner with the Employee Experience team to manage benefit and recognition programs.
  • Support the design and implementation of new frameworks and remuneration programs.
  • Maintain reward policies to reflect current best practices.

What You Bring:

The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in a performance and reward role (or similar) within the Financial Services industry. You should demonstrate a deep understanding of compensation, remuneration and benefit design, industry trends, and regulatory frameworks. Strong consulting, negotiation, and facilitation skills are crucial, as is the ability to effectively collaborate with internal stakeholders.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to progress your career in remuneration and benefits while maintaining a hands-on approach. Additionally, you’ll be able to contribute to cross-functional projects that resonate with your interests and passions, extending beyond your daily responsibilities.

Job ID: 1212316

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Workplace Relations Specialist

Join a reputable organisation committed to making a meaningful impact in the community and driving positive social change.

  • Circa $170K + salary packaging
  • CBD/Hybrid
  • Purpose driven entity

As they continue to grow and prioritise capability enhancement, they seek a legal practitioner to join their dedicated people team. This role offers a diverse and dynamic environment, with ample opportunities for engagement and rewards.

The Opportunity:
As a pivotal member of the team, you will serve as a subject matter expert, offering specialised advice on employee and industrial relations to the executive and the broader business partnering team. Your role will involve leading efforts to address complex workplace issues, disputes, grievances, disciplinary matters, and facilitating change consultations.


What You’ll Do:

  • Provide strategic, responsive, and practical guidance on employment legislation, policies, and practices, ensuring effective management of complex people issues.
  • Stay updated on the evolving landscape of employment law, leading the interpretation and implementation of relevant changes.
  • Take charge of IR projects, policy development, and change initiatives related to industrial and employee relations matters.
  • Foster positive relationships and facilitate effective communication between the union and organisational leadership.

What You’ll Need:

  • Tertiary qualifications in law, accompanied by a valid practising certificate.
  • A strategic mindset combined with a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
  • Extensive experience in navigating complex IR matters within the current legal framework.
  • Impeccable attention to detail, along with exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to thrive in a complex environment, demonstrating a sense of urgency and effective prioritisation.
  • A composed demeanour, capable of maintaining calm and clarity in challenging situations.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to contribute to an organisation dedicated to driving positive change.

Job ID: 1191196

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HR Manager

We are proud to partner with this well-regarded independent medical research institute based in Melbourne CBD. 

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Melbourne CBD/WFH
  • $165,000 inc. super + salary packaging up to $15,900

The organisation’s needs are varied and complex, and the role promises change transformation, coaching & leading.

Is this your perfect match?

Working to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of eye diseases in collaboration with other organisations worldwide, this independent research institute has dedicated itself to furthering the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of eye diseases. Having a clear vision of the future, the company seeks to appoint an HR Manager who will help modernise its people practices, enabling the organisation to focus on its most critical tasks for the future.

The Role

Reporting to the COO, you will be coaching the executive team & providing advice to senior stakeholders across the business around employment matters & workforce planning. Due to two new sites being built, you will be partnering closely with the business around these changes for both present future needs. You will be building out a new team underneath you during this period also.

About you

You’re a highly motivated, experienced, and influential HR professional who enjoys working in complex and diverse settings and can easily navigate challenging situations. You will have the opportunity to work alongside some of the sharpest minds in the world who are focused on a singular purpose and making positive impact. You enjoy change transformation, coaching & mentoring.

Job ID: 1177984


HR Manager

This highly regarded organisation is a leading advocate for gender equity in metropolitan and outer western suburbs of Melbourne.

  • Permanent full time position
  • Hybrid / Inner West Melbourne
  • $150,000 plus super + salary packaging

Dedicated to supporting victim survivors of family violence and empowering communities through social and educational programs, they strive to prevent family violence.

With a diverse team of 250 staff, they have cultivated a safe, inclusive, and sustainable work environment. Now, as they strive to further enhance their people practices while keeping the customer at the forefront and heart of everything they do. This is where you step in as their inaugural HR Manager in this newly established role.

The Opportunity: 

Working in a true partnership style and reporting to the Chief People officer you will provide comprehensive and effective people related support, advice, and solutions across the entire HR lifecycle. Alongside the BAU, you will drive and support HR projects and strategies and provide training and coaching to empower leaders in influential people management and lead a team of two (HR Business Partner & Talent Acquisition Specialist).

Your core responsibilities will include implementing and executing best practice solutions designed to help realise organisational goals. As part of the P&C team, you will take accountability for;

  • Lead and oversee the day-to-day management of the People & Culture operations to optimise performance and drive operational excellence, including talent acquisition and talent management, onboarding, offboarding, employee retention and compliance
  • Providing accurate advice on HR and ER/IR matters, including awards, legislation, policy, and procedures
  • Provide appropriate coach and advice to managers and team leaders to support with performance management/difficult conversations and employee matters
  • Manage HR systems and platforms to create a seamless end user experience including supporting implementation and system changes
  • Leading employee agreement (EA) negotiations
  • Supporting the Chief People Officer with aligning HR operations with strategic focuses
  • Providing relevant metrics and HR reporting to the board and other stakeholders
  • Plan and execute initiatives to enhance employee engagement and satisfaction by conducting regular employee engagement surveys, analysing results and drive key action plans

You will need to bring to this role:

  • A positive attitude and collaborative approach
  • Ability to establish strong partnerships and work collaboratively with people leaders
  • Demonstrate HR generalist experience within the ER/IR remit, providing diligence performance management advice, coaching of managers and understanding of HR compliance best practices
  • Experience leading employee agreement negotiations
  • Proven experience leading and developing a small team
  • Current Driver’s License & own vehicle
  • In possession or willing to obtain a national police check.

Job ID: 1190303

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HR Business Partner (Part Time)

Our client is a leading financial services organisation that is experiencing significant transformation and growth.

  • HR Business Partner (ER focus)
  • Permanent, part-time (3 days)
  • Circa $180K – $200K FTE

The HR function is led by a truly people focused Chief People Officer who enables their team to achieve their full potential. This is a unique role supporting a designated client group and taking the lead in the IR/ER space as well as upskilling the ER capability of more junior team members.

What You’ll Do

  • You’ll build effective relationships. You’ll focus on building great relationships with people leaders to understand their strategic business objectives, talent agenda, challenges and opportunities for development.
  • Partner with people managers. You’ll coach and consult to a specific client group on all things people-related including talent management, employee capability and succession planning.
  • Support with navigating ambiguity. You’ll bring your well-honed commercial acumen so that when you take a seat at the table, you’re providing guidance around more than just people matters.
  • Utilise your analytical skills. By leveraging people metrics, survey data and other insights you’ll help drive a greater focus on key metrics like employee engagement and attrition to ensure retention objectives are met.

Your background

  • You’ll have a well-rounded generalist skillset. You’ll have experience in culture and engagement, organisational design and leadership and capability development.
  • You will bring expertise in industrial and employee relations. You will be comfortable taking part in leading the negotiating of enterprise agreements.
  • You’ll have experience working within a sophisticated people function. The organisation is continuing to evolve and enhance its people function and want to lean on people that have worked in best practice environments
  • You’re a collaborator and can influence. You will be able to influence, and coach leaders and have experience developing and leading organisational change initiatives.
  • You’re adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity. You’ll be able to manage competing priorities and pivot based on the organisation’s changing needs.
  • You’re a creative problem-solver. You are curious about people and organisational issues that help you drive creative solutions.

Benefits on offer

  • 12 days carers leave per year
  • Gender affirmation leave – 4 weeks paid + 48 weeks unpaid leave
  • 20 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Menstrual and menopause leave
  • Additional paid leave over the end-of-year closure
  • Health & Wellbeing allowance

Job ID: 1189478

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HR Business Partner (Sydney)

This Australian and New Zealand based utility services company has created leading-edge technology that delivers innovative solutions to customers to maximise digital and new energy services.

  • Genuine temp to perm opportunity
  • Leading-edge sustainable technology solutions
  • Greenfield role
  • Circa $160,000 inc. super FTE
  • Sydney CBD/ West Sydney (working across 2 locations)

Our client has experienced a considerable growth trajectory since entering the Australian market in 2018 and showing no signs of slowing down. The HR agenda consists of new organisational and people initiatives. It’s a fast-paced, commercial business with a down to earth culture, somewhere individuals feel valued, and their contributions are recognised.

About the role
Reporting to the Group Manager of People and Culture, the HR Business Partner is a newly created and greenfield role in their Sydney office. You will be responsible for creating, implementing and enhancing the Sydney location’s people processes & procedures, and work in partnership with leaders to understand their people needs. You will have full ownership in creating policies and procedures, fostering a collaborative culture across the two locations, continuous improvement initiatives and educating leaders on best-practice around all things people-related.

About you
The role will suit someone who is energised by the greenfield nature of the role and is comfortable working across two businesses that are still maturing with practices that are not fully polished. You are comfortable being hands-on and enjoy being a true partner to stakeholders. You will have a grounded nature and collaborative approach coupled with outstanding consulting and communication skills. With stratospheric growth ambitions, this is truly a wonderful time to come aboard.

Job ID: 1180723

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Senior ER Manager

Fast paced with ambitious growth plans, this organisation is known for its customer service focus and genuine care and commitment to its people.

  • Circa $180K – $200K package + STI
  • South East/WFH
  • Permanent

The business has embraced contemporary people practices and is looking to expand its HR team to ensure they provide people leaders with the most efficient and effective support.

What you’ll be doing

  • Provide specialist IR/ER advice, counsel, and solutions. This includes formulating recommendations for appropriate employee relations strategies and practices to deliver operational and commercial objectives
  • Research proposed changes to relevant laws, practices or regulations that could potentially affect the business, and where required, act as a representative of the business to influence external parties.
  • Provide advice, counsel, coaching and support to the business in all areas of ER and IR, including EBA negotiations
  • Contribute to developing strategic and tactical HR solutions and work with HR and business stakeholders to ensure appropriate risks and mitigations are considered.
  • Provide leadership, advice and support to the business in dealing with ER issues, conciliation and arbitration of unfair dismissals, Equal Opportunity, Harassment or Discrimination disputes, including representation of the business before relevant Courts, Tribunals and Commissions.

Your profile

  • Tertiary qualifications in law or a related discipline coupled with extensive experience in workplace relations in a commercial setting
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with, influence and support key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated analytical and decision-making skills and sound judgement.
  • Proven ability to manage and influence organisational and workplace change.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and negotiation skills with demonstrated capacity to liaise with staff at all levels, unions and other third parties.
  • Strong written skills.
  • Experience and capacity in advocacy before the Fair Work Commission, VEOHRC and other relevant Tribunals.

What’s on offer?
Flexible working arrangements to help you best manage your priorities, paid parental leave genuine career development opportunities and a generous STI.

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Employee Relations Advisor

Fast paced with ambitious growth plans, this national business is known for its incredible range of products.

  • National iconic retail brand
  • $150,000 – $160,000 inc. super + 10-20% bonus
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Mulgrave/Hybrid

With a recent engagement score in the high 90’s, it’s safe to say this iconic Australian brand knows how to look after its people. In line with their continual focus on creating a great place to work, they are seeking not one, but TWO Employee Relations Advisors to add to their growing team!

Is this your perfect match?

This role will primarily be responsible for providing support & advice during the collective bargaining process, providing subject matter expertise within a heavily unionised environment and support to managers and team members on a range of general Human Resources matters such as policy, procedure & award interpretation matters.

With plenty of scope for growth, this is a unique opportunity for someone seeking career pathways within a specialised area of HR that loves working on a variety of projects at pace.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing stakeholders with the required advice and support to lead the resolution of employee relations issues and cases, including investigation and resolution of complaints
  • Supporting the end-to-end Enterprise Bargaining process
  • Partnering with the business in the delivery of expert and practical employee relations advice in relation to projects and operations initiatives
  • Partnering with the P&C and Advisory team to develop and implement training for leaders on workplace relations matters (e.g. workplace behaviour, performance management etc.)
  • Facilitating the delivery of employee relations cyclical activity across the business

About you

The ideal candidate will approach their work with an elevated level of tenacity & knowledge, utilising their Industrial Relations expertise to support collective bargaining cycles & providing expert advice to stakeholders across the business. This is the perfect position for someone looking for an opportunity to be incredibly supported within a specialist team and a growing national business.

 

Job ID: 1180731

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Senior HR Advisor

In this role, you’ll work closely with your business unit located on one of the available sites in Victoria. You'll be exposed to both the operational heart of the business and senior functional areas driving the strategy and direction of the company.

This client is a nationally recognised services provider seeking a Senior HR Advisor to join their broader HR team. Nationally, they look after over 50,000 employees across Australia and New Zealand. They are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and offer various career opportunities for their employees with different backgrounds and expertise.

  • $120K-$140K package, permanent
  • Multiple locations
  • Nationally recognised services provider

Responsibilities 

  • Providing effective operational P&C advice and support to leaders on issues including policy interpretation, building talent pipelines and capability.
  • Engage with the business by contributing as part of a team to develop the operational P&C solutions.
  • Work closely with front-line leaders and senior managers to coach them to build a strong culture that aligns with the business’ values.
  • Pop on your high-vis vest to step onsite to ensure you’re keeping in touch with your leaders and employees, building critical relationships to develop and drive employee engagement.
  • Conduct workplace investigations, including conducting interviews, writing reports and implementing recommended outcomes.
  • Support operational management with the implementation, interpretation (and negotiation support) of EA/industrial instruments.
  • Responsible for providing advice and support on IR matters (performance management, workplace investigations, employee/company initiated separations, employee welfare, fitness for work, ABCC compliance, Fair Work and State Regulatory Bodies).
  • Lead and execute the annual talent identification and succession planning process with your site leaders.
  • Assist with restructures and change management when required.

Requirements

  • Tertiary qualifications in business/HR/IR or related discipline.
  • Previous experience within a unionised environment is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and manage workloads and work autonomously so that timely and effective results are achieved.
  • Knowledge of HR policies, systems, and processes
  • High energy and drive, someone who can rally the troops and create a cohesive team.
  • Up to date knowledge of employment legislation and regulations, Enterprise Agreements and Awards, or the ability to gain knowledge quickly.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with various groups of people.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound judgment and discretion at all times.
  • Proven solid attention to detail.

Job ID: 122366

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Evelina

You will help the team design beautiful interfaces that solve business challenges for our clients.

We work with a number of Tier 1 banks on building web-based applications for AML, KYC and Sanctions List management workflows. This role is ideal if you are looking to segue your career into the FinTech or Big Data arenas.

Experience: 5 years
Work level: Senior
Employment: Full-time
Salary: $120k+

Responsibilities 

  • Be involved in every step of the product design cycle from discovery to developer handoff and user acceptance testing.
  • Work with BAs, product managers and tech teams to lead the Product Design
  • Maintain quality of the design process and ensure that when designs are translated into code they accurately reflect the design specifications.
  • Accurately estimate design tickets during planning sessions.
  • Contribute to sketching sessions involving non-designersCreate, iterate and maintain UI deliverables including sketch files, style guides, high fidelity prototypes, micro interaction specifications and pattern libraries.
  • Ensure design choices are data led by identifying assumptions to test each sprint, and work with the analysts in your team to plan moderated usability test sessions.
  • Design pixel perfect responsive UI’s and understand that adopting common interface patterns is better for UX than reinventing the wheel
  • Present your work to the wider business at Show & Tell sessions.

Requirements

  • 4+ years of system administration experience with the Microsoft Server platform (2012/2016, Microsoft IIS, Active Directory)
  • 3+ years of hands-on system administration experience with AWS (EC2, Elastic Load Balancing, Multi AZ, etc.)
  • 4+ years of SQL Server, MySQL
  • Working knowledge of Encryption techniques and protocols, Multi-factor authentication, Data protection, Penetration testing, Security threats
  • Bachelor’s Degree, or 4+ years of hands-on IT experience

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