Senior People & Culture Business Partner

Job No: HO210607
Location: Flemington

  • Join a rapidly growing not-for-profit organisation with a commitment to social justice
  • $120K total remuneration package
  • Mobile phone + laptop provided
  • Access to Salary Packaging benefits
  • Wintringham promotes ongoing training and professional excellence
  • Full Time (38 hours per week)
  • Based in Flemington (VIC) with travel required to different Wintringham sites/offices – currently working from home


Who are we?

Wintringham is a not-for-profit organisation providing an extensive range of aged care, housing and related support services to men and women aged 50-plus who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness.  We employ over 800 staff and operate from multiple offices across Melbourne, Hobart and regional Victoria. Our Head Office provides the strategic direction and support services for Wintringham’s residential, housing, community care and NDIS services.


Your new role

Wintringham’s HR Team has recently undertaken a transformation and our newly named People & Culture Team will provide key operational and strategic human resources change management assistance and support. An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced individual to join our friendly and tight-knit People & Culture Team as the Senior People & Culture Business Partner at our Head Office in Flemington.


Reporting to the People & Culture Manager, you will lead + provide supervision to the People & Culture Business Partners, the People & Culture Officer and the Administration team in our new structure.


This role will see you develop and implement people strategies as well as provide P&C services such as people capability, coaching and mentoring, learning and development, leadership development, succession planning, performance development frameworks, reward and recognition program(s), workforce planning, employee relations, wellbeing, workplace health and safety and culture and engagement to your business unit(s).


Your duties and responsibilities will also include (but are not limited to):

  • Work closely with management to ensure the effective implementation of P&C policies, practices and procedures that provide an optimal working environment and promote a culture of excellence, performance and continuous improvement.
  • Manage employee relations matters for your business unit(s).
  • Assist with the disciplinary process of Wintringham for their business unit(s) and where necessary conduct, disciplinary meetings.
  • Lead the recruitment function for your business unit(s) - complete advertisements, conduct interviews, reference checks, applicant follow up, confirmation of employment and on-boarding.
  • Manage end to end HR duties for your respective client business unit(s) including management of parental leave applications, succession planning, absenteeism management, return to work and the management of accurate employee data.
  • Provide advice to managers on Wintringham EBA interpretation in consultation with P&C Manager.
  • Prepare all contract variations for their business unit that have changed employment conditions.
  • Team leadership and supervisory responsibility for two P&C Business Partners, P&C Officer and Administration.


About you

You are qualified (minimum undergraduate) Human Resources Management or related discipline. Your excellent emotional intelligence, interpersonal communication skills and attention to detail will be supported by the following:

  • Previous experience (ideally 3-4 years minimum) in the following HR functions:
    • change management
    • management of ER/IR issues
    • recruitment and selection / attraction and retention
    • workforce planning and development
    • performance management
    • remuneration, reward and recognition; and
    • conflict management
  • Demonstrated ability to provide timely and efficient services, set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and pragmatically with a diverse range of people, from varying backgrounds.
  • Commitment to always maintaining strict confidentiality in relation to staff, clients and housing residents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including report writing.
  • Well-developed IT skills - Microsoft suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint)
  • A current Victorian driving licence


Wintringham’s response to COVID-19

Client and staff safety is paramount to us at Wintringham. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have and will continue to ensure that our staff are supplied with the resources they need to guarantee they are working in a safe and risk-averse environment. For our office-based staff, we have put in flexible Work From Home arrangements in accordance with the advice from the Department of Health & Chief Health Officer. We have strict COVID-19 policies and procedures to ensure that our staff as well as our clients are kept safe.


How to apply

For more information about the role, you can download a copy of the Position Description HERE


Enquiries can be made to Mat Small (People & Culture Manager) by contacting our Head Office on (03) 9376 1122.


Applications can be directed to Mat Small (People & Culture Manager) and submitted by filling out the required information below. 


Please upload your CV and Cover Letter in PDF format.  


Applications close at 5:00pm Monday 5th July 2021


Successful applicants will be required to undergo a NDIS Screening Check and Police Records check. Refusal to provide your information to both of these parties will prevent Wintringham from being able to continue with your application.


Applicants who have lived in a country other than Australia for a period longer than 12 months in the last 10 years may be required to undergo an International Police Check.


Applicants must be willing to undertake an influenza vaccination within the 2021 calendar year in order to be considered for this role.


Wintringham is an Equal Opportunity employer and embraces differences in gender, diversity, ethnicity, race cultural background, ability, religion and sexual orientation.  We are committed to the safety of our older persons and have zero tolerance for elder abuse.


We acknowledge the first peoples of Australia and their unique role in our history and society and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for advertised positions.  We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion contribute to help Wintringham achieve our goals and vision of ending homelessness.

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About Wintringham

A passion for social justice

Wintringham is a Victorian-based not-for-profit welfare company specialising in the housing and care of older people who are homeless or vulnerable to homelessness.

This video will give you a strong sense of our history, values and culture: