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People & Capability Partner

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Our strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation improving the lives of women, girls & families
  • Based in modern offices in LaTrobe St Melbourne & WFH flexibility available
  • Full time, Ongoing position

The People & Capability Partner will form part of a dynamic and talented team of HR professionals and report to the General Manager - People & Capability. Joining the organisation during a period of significant growth and change the P&C Partner will play an integral role in the review and development of best practice people support programs, leading various projects within the function and rolling out new initiatives across the organisation.

This P&C Partner will be responsible for coaching leaders and providing effective HR advice and quality services in relation to workforce planning, employee lifecycle, employee relations, performance management, remuneration, conflict resolution and emerging HR issues.

About you

To be successful in this position, you will possess:

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications (Bachelor’s degree) in a human resources management related discipline, including human resources, behavioural psychology, business, social science or organisation development
  2. Solid generalist human resources experience in a similar position
  3. Experience resolving complex and diverse employee relations matters
  4. Knowledge of workplace and employment related legislation and regulation, policy and practice
  5. Knowledge of leading practice human resource practices e.g. Rainbow Tick Accreditation
  6. Experience managing projects and programs to support workforce development
  7. Proven high level of analysis and complex problem solving
  8. Willingness to be proactive and help others, contribution to the continuous improvement of a positive, collaborative and effective work environment
  9. Outstanding verbal and written communication, ability to relate meaningfully to people at all levels and ability to explain complex technical matters clearly and succinctly
  10. Previous human services related experience in not-for-profit and/or nongovernment (NGO) organisations (preferred)
  11. A satisfactory National Police Check
  12. A satisfactory International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)
  13. A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $18,000 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

To find out more about the role, please review the position description below or visit our website.

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