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Human Resources Manager

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women's Service

Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women's Services Inc is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation and has been in operation since 1976. We provide refuge accommodation, specialist family violence services, therapeutic support and work with our women in the justice system to uphold and defend their rights to live a life free from violence. Our support also extends to parents of Aboriginal children, as well as partners and ex-partners of Aboriginal people.

In this role, you will take ownership of the HR function within EMH - driving HR initiatives, managing policies/procedures, driving engagement and delivering high quality HR services to a diverse workforce.

As well as providing end-to-end HR activities, the role involves strategic HR and workforce planning activities, including setting and implementing a 5-year strategy for the organisation and people function.

This role will embed strong HR systems and processes and provide strategic Human Resources and Workforce Planning to lead the organisation into the future.

Against a backdrop of significant organisational growth and entering our next stage of evolution, we require a key HR leader and trusted advisor to:

  • Support strategy execution through focus, clear communication to key stakeholders, accountability mapping, workforce readiness to amplify our impact.
  • Shape and lead a progressive Human Resources portfolio that is fit for purpose and culturally aligned.
  • Support the implementation of a new operating and organisational model by developing strategies to provide HR and Workforce support to teams and staff members who work over 5 different locations.
  • Effectively lead, engage and develop the organisation's HR and Workforce (in collaboration with the Learning & Development Manager)
  • Oversee day-to-day HR operations, including recruitment, onboarding, performance management, and off boarding processes (HR lifecycle)
  • Foster a positive work environment by promoting employee engagement initiatives, recognition programs, and activities that enhance employee satisfaction
  • Work with Managers to identify employee development needs and design training programs to enhance employees' skills and capabilities
  • Address and resolve employee relations issues promptly, ensuring fair and consistent treatment of all employees
  • Effectively utilise our HRIS (Employment Hero)


  • Salary of $100,000 - $120,000 including super
  • NFP salary packaging options including $15,900 of general expenses, $2,650 entertainment, and Novated Leasing
  • Hybrid working environment with the option to work remotely for part of your week


The successful applicant will be an experienced female HR Manager. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is desired but not necessary.

A recognised tertiary qualification – Bachelor or Masters level in Human Resource Management, Psychology or related - is essential.

Other applicant requirements include:

  • Sector experience, either in Aboriginal services, domestic and family violence, or community-based organisations (10 years+)
  • Experience or knowledge of Workforce Development planning, and demonstrated experience in developing and implementing HR initiatives and plans with measurable outcomes.
  • An understanding of minimum qualification requirements of the family violence and other community sectors.
  • An understanding of the unique challenges and circumstances that impact on HR activities in the NFP sector, such as recruitment, reward, and OH&S.
  • Expertise in developing and maintaining HR systems and processes, particularly within Employment Hero
  • Ability to work independently and provide an objective oversight of HR matters across the organisation and contribute to a high performing executive team.
  • Engaging and flexible communication skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships both organisational-wide and with external stakeholders.
  • Alignment with EMH’s values and passion for its vision.
  • Cultural competency
  • Commitment to EMHAWS vision and strategic plan

A position description is attached.

For more information, please email [email protected] using the subject line: Human Resources Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications will be reviewed as received and interviews may take place prior to the advertised closing date.

Our main office is based in Fairfield VIC, and the role is expected to be hybrid with at least three days per week in the office.

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