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HR Manager

Job No: 93190
Location: Gununa, Mornington Island, QLD

  • Exciting generalist HR position within growing Local Government in remote Australia
  • Highly autonomous role to drive real and positive change
  • Excellent remuneration package circa $85,000-$90,000 + super negotiable with experience
  • Fully furnished, highly subsidised accommodation, 6 weeks annual leave and 2 flights a year to point of engagement!
  • Relocation Assistance + travel costs to Mornington Island so you can explore the magnificent sights of the Top End! 

Are you looking for a new adventure?

Mornington Shire Council now has a unique opportunity for a full time Human Resources Manager to join their team based in Gununa, Mornington Island. This is a 2 year, full-time contract position. 

Reporting to the Executive Manager, Human Services, the HR Manager is primarily responsible for improving Council's performance management system; payroll; training; WHS and recruitment and retention strategies.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious, driven and passionate HR professional to enhance their career in one of Australia's remote Local Government regions.

The position involves a significant degree of autonomy and will see you exercising control over the Human Resource function including planning, direction, control and evaluation of operations including analysis and interpretation of work outcomes. The decisions and actions taken by the person in this role will have a significant effect on programmes, projects and/or work areas within Council being managed by Council staff and as such, this role would be well--suited to someone who wants to see the impact the work they are doing is making on a daily basis. 

What you need to succeed

To be considered for this position you will hold tertiary qualifications in HR, business, or similar and have previous experience working in a generalist HR position, including payroll, with a focus on workplace health and safety. In addition, as this is a leadership position with three direct reports, the ability to lead, engage and motivate a team will also be required. 

Local Government experience, while ideal, is not mandatory, providing you have the ability to research and get yourself up to speed on the relevant legislation in order for you to succeed in the role. 

Critical to your success in this role will be the willingness and ability to live and work in a highly remote location. You will be comfortable living and working with people from all different cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians, and will be unbiased, honest and respectful in all of your dealings with employees and relevant stakeholders. 

About the Benefits

This is a traditional HR position in a highly un-traditional location! If you are looking for a change of lifestyle, a new adventure, or to take the next step in your management career, this is the role for you. You'll get the chance to see and experience more of the world-famous Gulf of Carpentaria region than most people ever will - and get paid to do it!

You will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary circa $85,000-$90,000 + super, (commensurate with experience and qualifications). You will also have access to an excellent range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Relocation Assistance (negotiable)
  • Fully furnished, highly subsidised accommodation
  • Professional development
  • 2 return flights per year to point of recruitment

If you are bored in your current 9-5 city job or simply want the chance to make a real difference with the work you are doing everyday - Apply Now to learn more.

About Mornington Shire Council and Mornington Island

Mornington Shire Council provides a range of services to twenty three islands of the Wellesley Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the State of Queensland. Mornington Island is the largest island in the group with the main township of Gununa, housing the majority of the population. Mornington Island is located 125kms north-west of Burketown, 200kms west of Karumba and 444kms from Mount Isa. 

The islands are renowned for their windswept beaches lined with sea-oak trees, rocky outcrops and mangroves. The surrounding sea is abundant with fish and marine life, such as turtle and dugong. The Lardil, Kaiadilt and Yangkaal people manage a number of land and sea management projects aimed at maintaining the unique natural environment and supporting future generations to live off the land.

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