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People & Development Advisor

Orange Sky Australia

About Orange Sky

At Orange Sky we are on a mission to Positively Connect Communities and we do this by providing the world's-first free mobile laundry and shower services to people experiencing tough times. We offer a platform for everyday Australians & Kiwis to connect by creating a safe, positive and supportive environment for people who are too often ignored or who may feel disconnected from the community.

The Role

The People & Development Advisor will provide a full scope of HR and learning support across Orange Sky. You will play a critical role in ensuring our people have an exceptional experience and a “Are Better for Being Orange”. Advising and coaching employees and managers on all HR processes you will form part of a dynamic team delivering on the People & Safety strategy.

No day is ever the same, so the ideal applicant will be confident in a fast paced and dynamic environment - we need someone who understands how to provide high level of HR advice and support, but also how to get creative to make things happen.

In a nutshell, this role is responsible for:

Employee Experience

  • Guide leaders and employees in employment law and adhering to awards.
  • Contribute to Orange Sky’s EVP strategy, drive end-to-end recruitment, optimise onboarding, manage exits, and use data for continual workplace improvement.
  • Be a cultural ambassador passionate about our impact and our culture through Orange Sky Person Characteristics.
  • Offer insights on best practices for an enhanced workplace experience.

HR Processes & Policy

  • Efficiently coordinate our HR Calendar, overseeing engagement surveys, performance reviews, and all cyclical activities.
  • Provide guidance on effectively managing People Incidents to achieve equitable outcomes, and navigate difficult conversations with success.
  • Manage employee & volunteer performance discussions, offering advice, coaching and
  • Develop and implement wellbeing policies, practices and initiatives for a workplace where people are "Better for Being Orange".

General HR Advice & Support

  • Lead Development Planning processes, coaching on 'Better for Being Orange' principles.
  • Manage training delivery, including induction, leadership programs, and online learning.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to maintain a training calendar and database.
  • Oversee design, development, and delivery of learning initiatives for volunteers and employees

Learning & Development

  • Lead engaging training sessions for volunteers and employees to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Develop engaging and interactive learning materials that capture learners' attention and foster active participation. Incorporating multimedia elements, such as videos, animations, infographics, and interactive quizzes, to enhance comprehension and retention of key concepts.

The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills, a broad understanding of human resources principles, and a genuine commitment to promoting an exceptional workplace culture. If you are enthusiastic about creating a supportive work environment where every team member feels valued, this role offers an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact within our organisation. Join us in our mission to empower employees and volunteers through effective engagement strategies while contributing to the overall success of our mission.

We are looking for a minimum of 5 years experience working in HR and/or Learning role for a fast-paced and innovative organisation. Formal studies in Human Resources Management, Learning, Instructional design, or another related field are required.

Convinced this is the role for you? Tick some boxes!

  • Very high attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Engaging facilitation skills and experience delivering Employee Development programs.
  • Ability to use online learning development tools like Articulate, Rise and be familiar with Scorm compliant content and LMS's.
  • Sound understanding of Awards and Workplace legislation.
  • Ability to use sound and accurate judgment, always maintain strict confidentiality and work ethically.
  • Superior organisational skills with a high degree of drive, initiative, outcome orientation and the capacity to deal with multiple and often conflicting priorities.
  • Personal commitment to improving knowledge and skills through professional development activities.
  • Ability to interact positively with management and all volunteers/employees.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload, work autonomously and utilize effective time management skills.
  • A genuine passion for Orange Sky!


At Orange Sky, we want every person to "Be Better for Being Orange". That is every one of our volunteers, friends, and supporters, all while working together towards delivering our mission. And as part of the Orange Sky team, you are no exception. You not only get to work with an outstanding bunch of high-performing people, but you're supported to continue your own personal growth and development in an inclusive and flexible environment, with benefits including:

  • Attractive and fair remuneration package based on industry benchmarking.
  • Attractive salary packaging options - up to $15,900 tax free per year.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Development thought the Orange Sky My Career Pathway.
  • Professional development fund (both formal and informal learning opportunities).
  • Recognition program that includes a paid-out reward scheme and gifted leave.
  • Additional leave including Orange Sky public holiday and gifted leave for high performance.
  • 6-12 weeks paid parental leave for primary care givers and 1 week for secondary caregivers, including superannuation in addition to the 18 weeks paid parental leave from the government. Plus support for parents returning to work.
  • Wellness initiatives and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Dog friendly offices - bring your (furry) best mate with you to work.

We are committed to facilitating a barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. If you require any accommodations, we welcome you to let us know so we can work with you to participate fully in our recruitment experience.

Still keen?

Please apply through Bamboo at the link provided. For more information view the full position description here or contact Jo Senz at [email protected] using the subject line: People & Development Advisor enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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