Group Manager, People & Culture

Founded in Australia in 1980 in response to rising unemployment, this not-for-profit organisation initially aimed to equip job seekers with essential computer skills.

  • Permanent
  • $200K package + NFP salary packaging + vehicle
  • WFH/Inner West + travel to hubs

Over the decades, it has evolved into an independent entity, recognised for delivering innovative, quality services that cater to the most marginalised of our community. Funded primarily by the Federal Government, they collaborate extensively with community groups, allied health services, employers, businesses, and government bodies to ensure its programs remain relevant and impactful. They are now seeking a Group Manager, People & Culture to guide them through a transformative period of growth.

Is This Your Perfect Match?

As the Group Manager, People & Culture, your main responsibility will be to lead the organisation’s transition from a “family-run” feel to a fully professional and mature entity. This role is crucial as the organisation undergoes significant changes, requiring strong influence and active engagement across all levels.

What You’ll Be Responsible For

  • Developing and Implementing the People Strategy: Aligning the strategy with the organisation’s future vision and growth.
  • Culture, Communication, and Change: Driving initiatives to foster a positive organisational culture.
  • Organisational Design, Capability, and Performance: Enhancing structural and functional efficiencies.
  • Team Leadership and Development: Leading and nurturing the existing HR team.
  • Employment Relations, Compliance, and Systems: Ensuring adherence to legal and organisational standards.
  • OHS and Wellbeing: Promoting a safe and healthy work environment.

About You

  • Someone equally at home crafting the people strategy and working hands on with people leaders
  • Extensive generalist experience, ideally within a not-for-profit or similar setting.
  • Experience engaging with Boards and addressing high level governance issues.
  • Strong commercial acumen with the ability to balance strategy and execution.
  • A proactive approach to improving processes and systems.
  • Comprehensive experience in all HR disciplines, including recruitment, onboarding, learning and development, performance management, wellbeing, and leadership.
  • The ability to thrive in a collaborative, dynamic, and passionate environment.
  • Financial acumen with experience in preparing and managing budgets.

Job ID: 1221443

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Human Resources Coordinator

This Australian-owned consumer goods company is committed to crafting "wellness" products that enhance people's health and happiness, positively impacting their lives.

  • P&C Coordinator
  • Permanent full time
  • Circa $90,000 including super
  • Richmond/Hybrid

Their mission extends beyond building brands; they prioritise upholding strong values, believing that they are as crucial as their products. Known for their exceptional culture, this company ensures that their written values translate into everyday practices. Embracing sustainability as a core principle, joining this company means becoming part of a community that deeply values its employees, the environment, and the broader community.

Is this your perfect match?

Having doubled their headcount due to a recent acquisition, things are buzzing with change, making it the perfect time for their next star P&C Coordinator to join their team. If you’re up for a dynamic role and want to be part of a company that’s all about valuing its people, caring for the environment, and making a positive impact on society, then this role is calling your name!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Recruitment: Posting job ads, shortlisting resumes, phone screening.
  • Induction and onboarding: Drafting contracts, coordinating induction and onboarding, and updating induction manuals.
  • Offboarding administration: Coordinating the return of equipment, conducting exit surveys via Culture Amp, and reporting data.
  • General administrative support: Drafting letters, and refreshing position descriptions.
  • HR projects: HRIS and payroll implementation, policy development, and culture initiatives.
  • Supporting internal employee engagement events.
  • Fire warden & first aid training management.

About you

  • Strong people skills: vibrant, approachable, positive, and an effective listener.
  • Excellent time management skills, multi-tasking between responsibilities, systems, procedures and priorities with the ability to pivot when needed.
  • You’ll be process-driven with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and able to adapt to change.
  • Ability to work autonomously, as a team member and provide wider team support.
  • Self-driven with a sound demonstration of initiative and desire to exceed expectations.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and can make effective decisions quickly.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to build and maintain relationships cross-functionally.
  • Strong ability to solve problems and maintain attention to detail.

Job ID: 1211102

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HR Administrator

This globally recognised not-for-profit within the performing arts scene has been captivating audiences for over 60 years.

  • HR Administrator
  • Permanent full time
  • $70,000 base + super
  • Southbank / Hybrid

Featuring Australia’s most talented performers, the company tours extensively each year and has garnered acclaim both domestically and internationally.

Is this your perfect match?

Due to an internal promotion, this organisation is now seeking its next star HR Administrator. The HR Administrator will have key responsibilities across all areas of HR, with a particular focus on contracting, employee onboarding, payroll entry, recruitment support and other generalist HR activities. This role offers an exciting opportunity for an individual who thrives in fast-paced environments looking to break into the Human Resources sector.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Contract Administration: Handle high-volume contract requests and ensure compliance for new hires.
  • Onboarding Support: Manage new hires’ onboarding processes including induction and site tours.
  • Compliance Reporting: Generate regular reports on contract data, visas, leave balances, WWCC status, police checks and other compliance matters.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay updated with FW, EBA, and award changes and apply them to employment conditions.
  • Workers’ Compensation Administration: Manage administrative tasks related to workers’ compensation.
  • Payroll Processing: Ensure accurate and timely payroll processing on a fortnightly basis.
  • Administrative Support: Provide administrative assistance for compensation, contract renewals, and performance reviews.
  • Recruitment Support: Assisting with end-to-end recruitment, from advertising to offering positions.

About you

  • This role would suit someone wanting to break into the Human Resources sector.
  • Previous experience in an office environment and/or customer-facing role e.g. retail and hospitality is preferable.
  • Demonstrates resilience and adaptability, thriving in fast-paced work settings.
  • Embraces a collaborative “we” not “me” attitude, promoting teamwork and unity.
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal abilities, skilled in building and maintaining relationships.

Must be willing to obtain an Employee Working with Children Check.

Job ID: 1218001

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Payroll Officer

A leading Australian-based entity in stockbroking, investment, and financial advisory services with an international presence in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Kuala Lumpur.

  • $90K – $95K inc super
  • CBD
  • full time

This firm serves a diverse client base, managing funds totalling $79.8 billion. The group offers tailored investment solutions to corporations, institutions, superannuation funds, and individuals. Since going public in 2007, this firm has demonstrated consistent revenue growth as they continue to be guided by an experienced Board and management team with a significant stake in the group.

Is this your perfect match?

This role is perfect for the experienced payroll extraordinaire, or a budding finance grad looking to build a career with a prestigious financial institution. You will have true knack for numbers, with a proven ability to calculate complex commission structures.

What you’ll be doing

  • Assisting with the management and accurate calculation and processing of monthly payroll
  • Supporting the calculation of commission payments
  • Supporting general ledger account reconciliation
  • Fielding and assisting with payroll queries from employees
  • Overseeing leave applications
  • Interpreting relevant awards (banking, finance, and insurance)
  • General payroll and HR admin duties
  • Manual calculations such as parental leave, LSL, LWP, exit pay etc

About you

  • Qualification in accounting and/or 3 – 5 years of experience in end-to-end payroll
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Great written and spoken communication skills

Job ID: 1214644

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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

Evelina Samuels / Managing Director

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P&C Business Partner

This ASX-listed oil & gas organisation is an international player headquartered in Melbourne.

• $160,000 package  
Southbank/Hybrid 
• Permanent full time 

This organisation is all about smart moves. They specialise in resource exploration, the development and production of crude oil, and have a growing investment in environmental technologies.  

They keep costs low and have set themselves up with strong financial backing. They’re on a mission to grow globally via mergers & acquisitions and are also diving into carbon sequestration and trading that makes a difference.  

Is this your perfect match?  

Due to exciting future growth plans, the organisation has created this new P&C Business Partner role to support its Australian headquarters. Reporting to the Head of Organisational Development, you’ll be tasked with being a truly strategic partner to the wider team. Your expertise in diagnosing challenges and providing clear guidance and solutions will be a key driver in the role. You will also be skilled in developing genuine relationships and supporting the commercial outcomes of the business.   

This organisation speaks data, so your ability to collate, prepare and speak to data points with senior leaders will be paramount to the success of this role.  

What you’ll be doing 

  • Building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all business levels
  • Support organisational development and change management initiatives across the business
  • Remain updated on best practice, employment law, and market trends and use this knowledge to advise accordingly 
  • Coaching and mentoring managers and employees to uplift capabilities across the business
  • Use data and statistics to identify areas of opportunity and create relevant programs in response to these findings
  • Ensure headcount budget is managed within the approved annual budget 
  • Ensure projects are fully scoped and aligned with stakeholders and delivered within agreed timeframes 

About you 

  • You are an expert communicator, with strong presentation skills
  • As a strategic and operational thinker – you will be focused on driving efficiencies and building credibility by proactively advising, guiding, and influencing senior stakeholders
  • Tertiary qualification in HR or related field
  • Have demonstrated experience working in international organisations with complex matrix reporting structures
  • Have a proven ability to develop and implement HR policies and procedures to ensure compliance and provide effective support to the business

Job ID: 1205497

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HR Business Partner

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

  • HR Business Partner (ER focus)
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Circa $180K – $200K inc. super

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 in upskilling the ER capability of their leaders, as well as more junior team members within the Business Partnering team.

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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Employee Relations Manager

This Australian-founded global retail giant, with over 700 stores across 30 countries, is searching for their next Employee Relations Manager.

  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Inner East Melbourne on-site
  • $150k – $160k package

With impressive year on year growth and a newly appointed Global Head of People, this organisation is making huge waves in the retail space.

About the role

The organisation has one EBA that they are undergoing negotiations for in 2026. The Employee Relations Manager is responsible for both preparing for and leading the EBA negotiations, as well as preparing communications. Day to day, the ER Manager is the subject matter expert and final escalation point on all employee relations cases and will represent the organisation at Fair Work.

What you’ll be doing

  • Preparing for and leading enterprise agreement negotiations with the union E2E
  • Developing and implementing an employee relations strategy across national & APAC markets
  • Acting as a subject matter expert and working with internal and external stakeholders towards best practice employee relations practice and solutions
  • Providing advice to internal stakeholders on policies, compliance and emerging ER trends
  • Acting as the escalation point on all complex ER matters including case management, terminations & performance management
  • Coaching and supporting the People & Talent team and management stakeholders to achieve pragmatic employee relations solutions, including by way of proactive learning and development.
  • Managing workplace litigation matters, including liaising with external advisors, collating information and preparing necessary documents
  • Mitigating business risk by keeping abreast of regulatory requirements and ensuring compliance in markets the business operates, with a specific focus on the APAC region.
  • Identifying ongoing opportunities to support the organisation in delivering superior employee relations outcomes

About you

  • Passionate about continuous improvement from an ER perspective
  • Extensive experience in leading enterprise bargaining conversations
  • In-depth knowledge of employment laws, regulations, and industry best practices
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion
  • Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Proactive approach to identifying and addressing potential employee relations issues

Job ID: 1201314

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HR Coordinator

This US-owned global supply chain & logistics organisation has provided innovative, market-leading solutions to food temperature control across all markets for over 15 years.

  • HR Coordinator
  • Permanent Full-Time Role
  • Circa $80,000 including super
  • Laverton/ Hybrid

With significant profit margins and 27,000 employees worldwide across the US, EMEA & APAC, one thing is certain – there are unrivalled growth & development opportunities once you join their journey.

Is this your perfect match?

The HR Coordinator role has key accountabilities across all areas of HR including systems/ analytics, TA, L&D & supporting the Business Partners. This role presents an exciting opportunity for someone eager to embark on a fulfilling HR career within a highly collaborative environment, gaining development from an incredible leader (HR Director) and mentor (HRIS Systems Specialist).

If you have a thirst for knowledge & love working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same, keep reading!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Executing HR tasks for the HR team nationally, e.g. employee variation letters, contract drafting etc. and collaborating with payroll as required
  • Managing HR data and employee files, including updating HRIS (Workday) and filing correspondence
  • Upskilling leaders across the organisation on utilising Workday
  • Onboarding new starters including organising contracts, starter packs, and induction schedules
  • Assisting the TA team in resourcing activities, e.g. workforce planning, advertising, shortlisting and reference checking
  • Completing end-of-month reports
  • Processing invoices and subscriptions, as well as acting as the initial point of contact on all HR queries
  • Interpreting EA’s and Awards at a basic level (with support)

About you

  • High emotional intelligence
  • Ability to manage competing priorities with strict deadlines
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office suite skills
  • Proactive, organised and a self-starter
  • Ability to self-motivate and self-manage
  • Strong interpersonal and rapport-building skills
  • Basic understanding of Australian workplace legislation

Job ID: 1203307

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HR Business Partner

Due to significant growth & future growth plans, our client has created a new HR Business Partner role to support the Australian arm of the business.

• $144,000 – $155,000 package 
• Melbourne CBD/Hybrid 
• Permanent full time

Founded 8 years ago, this Denmark-owned global renewable energy organisation has achieved significant growth globally and now nationally, to accelerate the green transition. Committed to shaping a brighter and more sustainable future, this organisation takes pride in being a workforce who are united by their passion for innovation and sustainability through challenging the view of what is possible.

Is this your perfect match?  

Reporting to the HR Manager you’ll be drawing upon your expertise in the full employee lifecycle, uplifting the P&C capabilities through contributing to some exciting projects and supporting the recruitment needs of the organisation.  

Working with a highly collaborative HR Manager, you’ll have the autonomy to take the reins in the areas that ignite your enthusiasm. Enthusiastic about Learning and Development? That realm is yours to champion. Intrigued by Organisational Development? Lead the charge! This role presents a canvas for your transformational touch. You’ll also have a passion for continuous improvement & all things People & Culture.

What you’ll be doing: 
• Building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all business levels 
• Proactively partner with leaders and department heads to provide expert guidance on people matters and strategies 
• Manage ER matters through to conclusion 
• Help refine the organisation’s people frameworks and reward programs 
• Use data and statistics to identify areas of opportunity and create relevant programs in response to these findings 
• Manage documentation and administrative tasks with accuracy and confidentiality 
• Support recruitment efforts and strategies 
• Uplifting capabilities throughout the organisation, including coaching and partnering with different areas of the business 

About you 
• You are committed to shaping the organisation’s long-term people plans 
• You are a skilled multitasker who can handle multiple operational activities simultaneously and keep on top of project work 
• As a strategic and operational thinker – you will be focused on driving efficiencies and building credibility by proactively advising, guiding, and influencing senior stakeholders 
• Tertiary qualification in HR or related field 
• You have excellent relationship-building skills combined with a commercial focus 

Job ID: 1201464

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