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Manager, People & Culture

Victorian Planning Authority - Melbourne, VIC

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin


The Victorian Planning Authority are looking for an experienced hands-on, energetic, and self-driven Manager, People and Culture to join our P&C team. The Manager, People and Culture will play a critical role in our small team of four in actively supporting the business with day-to-day operational requirements and in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives from People and Culture Strategic Plan.

Key responsibilities:

  • Leading and managing a team of two direct HR reports whilst having oversight of HR activities covering a wide range across the employee lifecycle such as recruitment, workforce planning, performance management, grievances/disputes, OHS, L&D and terminations/redundancies
  • Monitor and support escalations of performance management or sensitive Employment and Industrial Relation issues that need deeper input, management, and resolution
  • Lead consultation and mediation in conjunction with business and union in any formal investigations, grievance, dispute processes
  • Lead OHS responsibilities within the organisation and support health and wellbeing checks with employees across the organisation
  • Ensure HR and payroll processes, policies and practices are in line and up to date with any industrial, legislative, regulatory advice and changes
  • Review offer letters, contracts, staff movement approvals and associated process documentation being produced by direct reports
  • Contribute to workforce planning and organisational development initiatives
  • Prepare briefs, reports, presentations, and other high level written communication pieces for senior management
  • Prepare the quarterly forecast and budgets for HR and P&C accounts
  • Ensure effective continual implementation of cyclical processes - performance appraisals and reviews
  • Interpret and analyse workforce information to provide insightful and action orientated reporting
  • Provide support to the Director, People & Finance in helping to execute our People & Culture strategy and strengthen and embed professional conduct, values, and culture in line with the organisation's overall business strategic goals.

Attributes looking for:

  • Tertiary qualification in human resources and practical application of Australian employment law
  • Applied experience leading organisational development and change projects involving culture, capability, performance, and process improvement
  • Experience in hands-on management roles within a challenging, people driven environment with exposure to working with Unions and managing formal direct reports
  • A strong HR Generalist - Advisory and Business Partnering background
  • Worked in a medium sized professional service organisation from either private/public sector or ideally has a mix in both (approx. 200 staff)
  • A strong resilience in working with change, ambiguity and has an excellent ability to pivot and change direction in practice to meet competing demands 
  • Proven background with conflict and negotiation skills with the demonstrated ability to communicate with influence, provide meaningful feedback, deescalate quickly, and address sensitive workplace complexities in a professional manner
  • Ability to identify, design and implement process improvement processes to enhance efficiency in operations and deliver excellent customer service 
  • Significant experience managing and building effective relationships with diverse personalities and influencing across the business to deliver results

Salary for this role is set at $124,033

How to Apply

As part of your application, you must attach a current resume and a brief covering letter demonstrating that you meet the key selection criteria found in the Position Description attached. 

Applications close at 11.59 pm on 13 June 2021, previous applicants need not reapply. No agencies directly.