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Manager, Human Resources

Our Watch Limited

About Our Watch

Our Watch is a national leader of primary prevention of violence against women and their children.

Our vision is an Australia where women and their children live free from all forms of violence. Our role is to stop violence before it starts.

Our Watch recognises and values diversity among its staff and strongly encourages suitably qualified people from all backgrounds to apply, especially people who have a strong understanding of intersectionality either by working with diverse population groups or a lived experience.

Our Watch is committed to increasing employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the organisation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the role

This position is responsible for proactively leading the People & Culture activities in the delivery of quality human resource and organisational development processes and services.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Lead the management, development, implementation of the effective and efficient functional areas of; workplace health and safety, injury management, return to work, employee relations, recruitment and workforce planning.
  • Shared lead in conjunction with the HR Business Partner in the continuous improvement of systems, processes, and organisational development.
  • Provide specialist advice, guidance and support regarding current industrial Award provisions, legislative matters, and change management processes relating to structural reforms.
  • Oversee and provide considered guidance and support to deliver individual and broad employee relations outcomes including disciplinary matters and investigations.
  • Oversee organisational development strategies focusing on leadership, team building and the measurement of outcomes through the annual employee engagement survey.
  • Oversee the identification and appropriate management of human resource related business risks across all functional areas.
  • Explore in consultation with relevant Directors and managers, innovative and contemporary human resource and leadership strategies to meet workforce demands.
  • Attend and participate in Our Watch committee meetings and working groups as required including being an active member in the Intersectionality and RAP working group.
  • Develop, implement and report on strategic, delivery and operational plans including budgetary and other resource requirements.
  • Oversee and contribute to building partnerships with managers (at all levels) to coach, mentor and positively influence employee relations and business unit outcomes.
  • Represent Our Watch in discussions or negotiations with Unions or legal representation.
  • Conduct exit interviews and advise SET of trends or suggestions for improvements.
  • Manage in-house coaching sessions to improve the managerial skills and knowledge of staff.
  • Manage end to end HR administrative requirements including ensuring that all staff records are updated and relevant in accordance with the various regulatory authorities.
  • Provide coverage for the HR Business Partner in periods of leave.

About you

  • You will have tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, or other area of relevance, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 8 years experience in a similar role, demonstrating strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Good understanding of the human resources function, including recruitment, performance management, IR / ER laws, contract administration, implementing new processes and procedures, providing meaningful reports and exiting employees.
  • Computer literacy in the suite of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Friendly team player who is comfortable working autonomously and prioritising workload.
  • Ability to liaise with staff at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Well-developed data analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in providing meaningful reports for a diverse range of audiences
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated experience in taking an intersectional approach to the prevention of violence against women.
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to systemic inequality, issues of cultural and linguistic diversity across the Australian population, and the range of intersecting issues of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, LGBTIQ people, refugees and migrants.

For further information please contact hr@ourwatch.org.au, using the subject line: Manager, Human Resources enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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