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People & Safety Business Partner - Newcastle

Bright Now

About Us

Bright Now provides residential out of home care in warm and nurturing environments with experienced care workers who provide intensive support to young people.

Our shared vision is to help shape a bright future for our young people and play a key role in creating opportunities for them, whilst supporting those that surround them so they can reach their full potential.

Our shared purpose is what drives our passion to make a difference and ignites our imagination. Bright Now strive to empower young people to believe that their futures can be bright through enriched experiences, individualised support, closer connections, tailored services and a belief that from now things will be brighter.

Our shared values are who we are and exist in all that we do:

  • Innovation – We challenge and change to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Collaboration – We work together and encourage connections.
  • Resilience – We never give up and give it our all.
  • Inclusion – We embrace what makes us unique.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a People & Safety Partner to join our expanding people team to deliver exceptional generalist support to our growing business. The organisation is dynamic and fast paced and we are looking for a talent individual to operate as a true generalist to partner to our leaders to deliver an exceptional employee experience. We believe looking after our people is critical to the work they do in looking after the young people in our care.

This role will be varied and will include a focus on coaching and advising line managers, employee relations, performance management, engagement, and work health and safety management.

There will also be opportunity to drive continuous improvement, and introduce modern people experience strategies and projects into the organisation.

Your days will be interesting and diverse:

  • Partnering with managers to provide expert guidance in day to day HR functions as well as complex people matters.
  • Work Health & Safety management including developing and implementing health and wellbeing approaches
  • Workforce planning including developing resource profiles, scenario planning, retention initiatives and talent management implementation.
  • Lead and support effective investigations and performance management whilst building leadership capability in management matters
  • Coordinate general HR/IR enquires, supporting both employees and managers with any question they may have
  • Oversee effective injury management
  • Get involved in training opportunities both face to face, online, group and individual
  • Support continuous improvement and projects throughout the team and broader organisation
  • Provide support to other functions within the people team as required, such as recruitment and L&D.

If you are passionate about your HR profession and supporting people to achieve best practice outcomes within the workplace, this role is the one you have been looking for

What we are looking for

  • Degree in Psychology/Human Resources/Business Management or other relevant studies.
  • Cert IV or Diploma in Work Health & Safety would be advantageous
  • Demonstrated experience supporting leaders as a people business partner/generalist
  • Experience in supporting or leading work health safety management
  • We are looking for someone who is confident in supporting all functions in a busy HR team with a professional and friendly approach
  • Strong computer literacy with analytic mindset
  • IR experience with ability to read and interpret Enterprise Agreements, Modern Awards, ideally well versed in the SCHADS award
  • Valid Working with Children Check (for paid employment) or be willing and eligible to obtain one prior to commencement
  • Current National Australian Federal Police (AFP) Check

What we can offer you

Bright Now is committed to supporting its workforce and strives to create a working environment that allows people to do their best work. In this role, you will be rewarded with:

  • Salary packaging (up to $15,000 pa approx.)
    Yes, this means more cash in your pocket!!!
  • In-house and paid professional training
  • Flexible working arrangements - just ask us, we offer the hybrid model!
  • Gym and retail discounts
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • A supportive work culture with a passionate & fun team
  • & more

To learn more about us, our story and what we do please visit our website www.brightnow.org.au

For more information about the role, please contact Natasha on 0413 663821 or email HR@BrightNow.org.au using the subject line: People & Safety Business Partner - Newcastle enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Bright Now is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent and people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds to be part of an organisation that promotes a diverse and safe work environment.

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