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People and Culture Manager

Job No: 89741
Location: Horsham, VIC

  • Pivotal leadership role within established NFP organisation!
  • Bring your HR experience to this unique role leading the unification of this agency into an established network!
  • Attractive base salary circa $110,000- $115,000 PLUS super, NFP salary packaging, mobile phone, laptop & more!

About Wimmera UnitingCare and Life in Horsham

Wimmera UnitingCare supports and strengthens individuals, families and communities by providing an extensive range of family-focused community services, based on:

  • Sensitivity to needs and empowerment
  • Open, clear and respectful communication
  • Cooperative and trusting relationships
  • Alliances and networks with other agencies

In July 2017, Wimmera UnitingCare became part of the Vic/Tas Uniting network. With offices in Horsham and Ararat and delivering over 80 services to 8,000 people in need every year, it is now the fourth largest in the network. 

Wimmera UnitingCare supports communities by working with vulnerable children, youth and families, those living with mental illness and/or a disability. It also provides housing support and delivers early years and kindergarten services.

Located 300 kilometres north-west of Melbourne in the Wimmera region, Horsham is known for its striking surroundings and offers a modest cost of living, a Mediterranean climate, excellent schools, short commute times and an abundance of housing options all within a caring community.

About the Opportunity

Wimmera UnitingCare has an exciting opportunity for a People and Culture Manager to join their dedicated Horsham team on a full-time basis.

Reporting to the General Manager People and Culture, the People and Culture Manager is part of the local leadership team and also works alongside the Executive Officer of Wimmera UnitingCare. You will be primarily responsible for leading the unification of the agency into the UnitingCare network, and assisting the management team in achieving positive People and Culture outcomes. This role will focus heavily on change management, ensuring UnitingCare communication plans are embedded into the organisational structure.

Some of your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Implementing HR strategies and initiatives aligned with the Agency’s Operational Plan;
  • Providing direction, leadership and support to drive quality achievements and performance improvements throughout the organisation;
  • Providing support and advice in conflict resolution and performance management to Managers and ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures;
  • Bridging management and employee relations by addressing demands and assisting with the management of grievances or other issues, and conducting workplace investigations as required;
  • Working with the Leadership Team to evaluate staff training and development programs and oversee the implementation of agreed training within budget; and
  • Actively managing the safe working practices in the team.

To view a full position description, please click here.

Please Note: This role will require occasional travel to Melbourne.

About You

Wimmera UnitingCare is seeking a tertiary-qualified professional who has significant experience within human resources management. Experience with the underlying principles of continuous quality improvement and accreditation will be essential, as will knowledge of the statutory requirements related to human resources and quality community services.

As a key objective of this role is to lead Wimmera UnitingCare through a period of change with the aim of establishing the organisation as an 'employer of choice', it is crucial you have significant change management experience.

Importantly, you will be able to work autonomously as well as in an effective leadership capacity. A leader who radiates positivity, you'll be skilled in people management and be the type of person who builds genuine connections with team members in order for them to flourish.

Competency in the use of computer and human resource databases and metrics is also required.

Above all, you’ll have an understanding of, and commitment to, the programs of Wimmera UnitingCare, with the drive to continually improve the internal policies and procedures the organisation employs.

Please Note: A current driver's license, Working with Children Check and National Police Check are all requirements of this role.

About the Benefits

This is a highly pivotal senior leadership role where you'll truly be able to see the positive impact you make as you lead this organisation through an exciting time of organisational change.

Wimmera UnitingCare is dedicated to providing its people with ongoing career development opportunities, with potential for this role to move into an area management capacity and personal development plans tailored to your needs and goals.

In recognition of your commitment and hard work, you’ll be offered an attractive remuneration circa $110,000- $115,000 (commensurate with skills and experience) plus super and NFP salary packaging options to greatly increase your take home pay! In addition, you'll benefit from a mobile phone and laptop. Relocation assistance will be negotiated if required.

You’ll also enjoy an incredible level of job satisfaction as well as great work/life balance with childcare options and a genuine 37 hour work week giving you time to enjoy the vibrant community of Horsham.

Utilise your HR expertise and help make this organisation an employer of choice – Apply Now!

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