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HR Manager

Job No: 89158
Location: Katherine, NT

About the Opportunity

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (ICN 4170) now has a full-time opportunity for an experienced HR Manager to join their dedicated, multidisciplinary team.

This is an influential 'hands-on' role that offers you the opportunity to advance your career as part of a respected organisation.

The position offers an attractive remuneration package $115,858 - $129,430 (negotiable with skills and experience), plus statutory superannuation. In addition, you will receive a range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks leave per year
  • 2 weeks study leave
  • Salary sacrificing options 

Additionally, working at Sunrise Health Service and living in the Katherine region has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Northern Territory. With Australia's most stunning landscapes on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, the Northern Territory is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

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About the Organisation

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation's (Sunrise) (ICN 4170) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (an ACCHO). An ACCHO is a primary health care service initiated and operated by the local Aboriginal community to deliver holistic, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate health care to the community which controls it, through a locally elected Board of Management. Sunrise’s focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in the Arnhem Land region east of Katherine in the Northern Territory. Sunrise operates nine clinics located across Arnhem Land. 

Sunrise works closely with various organisations in the Northern Territory, including the Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN). NT PHN provides support services to health professionals and organisations across the Northern Territory including support and assistance to health professionals relocating to the NT.

Sunrise’s guiding philosophy underpinning the approach to the provision of primary health care is articulated in the ‘Sunrise Way’ document (available on the Sunrise website). Sunrise is committed to ensuring our people - 'The Sun Come-Up Mob' - continue to have access to equitable and culturally appropriate primary health care services into the future. We will build the capacity of each of our communities to enable a health care service that delivers programs for and by Aboriginal people, and to ensure local problems are addressed through local sustainable solutions.  We deliver services and focus on the concept of Mind, Body & Spirit to address health issues at the community level.

Sunrise has achieved ISO 9001 certification, and accreditation by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited.

About You 

To be successful in this position you will hold tertiary qualifications in human resource management, with demonstrated prior experience in a human resources role, including extensive knowledge of contemporary human resource management principles and practices, as well as a sound knowledge of workplace health and safety and equal employment opportunities. 

Experience working within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Organisation (or similar) environment will be highly regarded, but is not mandatory to your success in this position. The role requires a commitment to the objectives and ethos of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations such as Sunrise.

Importantly, Sunrise is looking for someone with the ability to work in a cross-cultural environment in a regional and remote setting. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and strong mediation and negotiation skills to assist you to effectively manage staff performance in a constructive and professional manner. 

The Role

You are expected to lead and manage all aspects of Sunrise’s Human Resources function.

Your key duties will include (but not limited to):

  • Developing and maintaining effective partnerships with staff, agencies, service providers and other stakeholders to assist in achieving Sunrise’s objectives;
  • Developing Human Resources policies and procedures in line with relevant employment legislation, and assisting management and staff with implementation;
  • Providing timely, accurate and relevant advice to all functional areas within Sunrise;
  • Producing concise written reports to the Board of Directors;
  • Coordinating staff recruitment, including position descriptions, advertising, candidate vetting, interviewing and selection;
  • Developing strategies for the sustainable employment of, and career development pathway for, Aboriginal people;
  • Coordinating staff induction and exit procedures, including analysis of reasons for exit and implementation of remedial actions as required;
  • Providing advice on remuneration, reward and recognition, pay progression matters, and leading the development of the Sunrise Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA); and
  • Undertaking other duties as directed.

It may be necessary to consider changes to this job description from time to time in response to the changing nature of Sunrise’s work environment, organisational and/or statutory changes.

Suitably experienced and qualified Indigenous persons are encouraged to apply for this position.

Please Note: To be considered, you must be willing to undergo a Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment and hold an unrestricted driver’s licence. You must also be willing to travel in light aircraft and by 4WD vehicles as required. 

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