Head of People & Culture

With a commitment to client satisfaction and employee wellbeing, this firm prioritises both professional growth and personal development.

  • Forward thinking organisation
  • Boutique firm
  • $180K package

As the firm continues to invest in its people, they seek an experienced individual to lead its People & Culture team with a strong focus on learning and professional development.

The Opportunity: 
As the Head of People & Culture, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the firm’s culture, driving employee engagement, and supporting the professional development of their team members. Leading a small team you’ll spearhead the development and implementation of people programs and initiatives supporting the firm’s operational requirements and strategic goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategies to attract, recruit, and retain top talent within the legal profession
  • Lead performance management processes, providing guidance and support to managers and employees to facilitate ongoing feedback and development opportunities.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of comprehensive training and development programs to enhance employee skills, competencies, and career progression.
  • Drive initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, ensuring that learning and development opportunities are accessible and inclusive for all employees.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop and execute HR policies and procedures that support a culture of continuous learning and professional development.
  • Manage employee relations, including conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, and grievances, with a focus on promoting a positive and supportive work environment conducive to learning and growth.
  • Lead compensation and benefits programs, ensuring that rewards and recognition mechanisms are aligned with employee development and performance goals.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in HR and learning and development, implementing innovative solutions to enhance the employee experience and drive organisational success.

About you:

  • Relevant qualifications in HR and/or significant depth of experience;
  • Comfortable operating in a ‘hands on’ role;
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate vision into actionable plans.
  • Sound knowledge of relevant employment legislation;
  • Commercial acumen;
  • Proven background in professional services;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute to the achievement of a common goal;
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively at all levels of the organisation.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.

Job ID: 1199653

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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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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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Senior P&C Business Partner

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Our client is a private healthcare provider with a national reach, based in Melbourne.

Their people are central to their business, playing a crucial role in delivering high-value care. They have received numerous awards for their exceptional services, fostering a shared culture and purpose that unites their team together.

  • Circa $180K Package + STI
  • Inner city
  • Help drive strategic and commercial objectives at C-suite level

The Opportunity

Due to a promotion, a vacancy has been created for an experienced Senior P&C Business Partner for Corporate to oversee the implementation of the company’s strategic people priorities. Working closely with the Executive Team and Senior Leaders, the role involves providing support and empowering leaders to achieve their business objectives with a focus on enhancing their talent and capability.

 

What You’ll Do

  • Drive and implement key people initiatives, including consultation, engagement, and supporting embedding activities.
  • Track and report on the progress of initiatives, setting specific annual targets for the delivery of people-focused programs.
  • Collaborate on initiatives such as embedding leadership capabilities, facilitating talent acquisition and onboarding processes for senior leaders, building the capability of senior leaders in performance development, and promoting safety advocacy.
  • Lead initiatives related to the values and employee value proposition, as well as identify and facilitate the accelerated development of top talent.

About You

  • You’ll have a well-rounded generalist skillset. You’ll have experience in culture and engagement, organisational design and leadership and capability development.
  • You have a collaborative approach with the Executive Team, Senior Leaders, and P&C Centers of Excellence to instil a culture centred around growth, experimentation and achieving commercial objectives.
  • Curiosity about the bigger picture. You love to join the dots, integrating work across the teams.
  • Analyse trends and metrics to develop solutions, programs, and opportunities for learning and drive improvements.
  • Commercial acumen: Strong commercial acumen and experience with private investors is highly advantageous.

Job ID: 1171684

Evelina Samuels / Managing Director

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0423 707 766
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Human Resources Manager

This is a unique opportunity for an HR professional who is ready to step into a standalone role and make a significant impact across all areas of HR.

Our client, a leader in telecommunications, is experiencing rapid growth and dynamic change. Underpinned by over 20 years of industry experience within Australia, they’ve recently been entrusted to deliver some of the largest and most complex projects nationally.

  • Permanent Position
  • Hybrid/South East Melbourne
  • $180,000 inc. super

Responsibilities 

  • Leading the end to end recruitment & onboarding for any new starters locally & from overseas.
  • Taking ownership of the full employee lifecycle from onboarding to performance management & ensuring compliance with the Communications & Electrical Contracting Award.
  • Implementing salary benchmarking and banding, including determining criteria for pay increases and recognition.
  • Developing training requirements for new hires, assessing their skills, and handling performance management issues among project delivery staff and tradespeople.
  • Travelling to various states as necessary.

Requirements

  • You have significant experience in recruiting within telecommunications or a blue-collar environment and are knowledgeable in employment law, performance management, and end-to-end termination processes.
  • You thrive working autonomously and have a track record of successful independent project management.
  • You are interested in training and development, potentially with a background in this area, and are passionate about nurturing local talent.
  • You have experience in contributing to the development and execution of a company’s Employee Value Proposition (EVP).

Job Ad: 122613

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Human Resources Business Partner

The HR Business Partner plays a pivotal role in aligning HR strategies to meet business objectives. Serving as a trusted advisor between employees and leadership.

As a trailblazer in supported accommodation and independent living solutions this organisation has been an integral part of the NDIS. Their workforce is talented, passionate and motivated to make a tangible difference in countless lives. Having recently embarked on an exciting new chapter of growth under a revitalised C suite their offering is expanding to include a broader spectrum of services across the healthcare landscape. With a current workforce of over 4,000 employees they are ambitiously targeting further growth.

  • $170K – $180K plus super + salary packaging
  • Permanent, Bella Vista
  • Purpose led healthcare entity
  • Newly created role

Responsibilities 

  • Acting as the primary contact for employees and managers for HR queries and concerns and offering strategic counsel on intricate employee issues and conflict resolution.
  • In collaboration with the Head of People Business Partnering (your manager), represent the organisation’s interest in employment related legal proceedings and industrial disputes.
  • Work closely with the recruitment team ensuring top-tier talent acquisition.
  • Assist with developing and implementing performance management processes, including goal setting, performance reviews, and coaching.
  • Support/ lead organisational changes and champion initiatives for organisational development.
  • Implement initiatives to enhance employee engagement and retention.
  • Utilise HR analytics to track key HR metrics, identify trends, and make data-driven recommendations.
  • Lead or support HR projects to achieve both HR and broader business goals.
  • Manage two HR Advisors.

Requirements

  • Strong generalist/business partnering experience and technical depth in multiple areas of HR.
  • Strong business acumen with proven ability to understand complex business issues and recommend initiatives/solutions to support business strategies in a changing environment.
  • Strong functional HR knowledge; well versed in FWA & WHS legislation, systems, and processes.
  • Proven track record of working with and influencing at the management level
  • Able to develop and maintain trusting and positive relationships.
  • Strong leadership coaching skills.
  • Proven ability to problem solve and advise on multiple P&C issues.

Job ID: 122100

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