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HR Operations Manager - Sydney / Melbourne

The Sunrise Project
  • Team: Operations
  • Grade: Level 4
  • $100,300 -$121,500
  • Sydney or Melbourne

About Us

Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project is a team of experienced change-makers, researchers and communications professionals with a mission to scale social movements to drive the global transition beyond fossil fuels. With programs and staff in Australia, and affiliated programs and staff in Europe, and the US, we have developed a unique model of grant making and campaigning that supports networks of organisations to drive powerful change towards our mission.

We have a dynamic and nimble organisational culture and we’re serious about supporting our people to thrive. We move fast and lean into the urgency of the climate challenge.

We believe that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We strongly encourage First Nations people, people of colour, people living outside of cities, and people living with a disability to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone. You can read our commitment to this work here.

About You

You are a hands-on, high-energy, self-starter with a passion for getting things done who is excited about shaping the HR function in an organisation in the midst of rapid organisational change. You are a seriously well-organised person who brings order to chaos, enjoys solving problems and has an eagle eye for detail. You’re flexible, love variety and thrive on being the “go to” person for all things related to how we support and look after our people. You’ve got a high level of emotional intelligence and bring a caring and supportive ethos to your work.You are values-driven and are passionate about playing a role in solving the climate crisis.

About The Role

This is an exciting new role with broad scope to support our most valuable assets - our team and our culture. Working as part of a small operations team to support our growing global team, you’ll play a key role in creating a brilliant end-to-end employee experience from recruitment through onboarding, talent management, wellbeing, and culture. This role works closely with the COO and Chiefs of Staff to provide operational human resources support, bringing an operational lens to how we support and nurture our team. The role will encompass a broad range of HR operational responsibilities, including but not limited to talent acquisition, learning and development, performance management, salary and benefits, and people data and records.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage operational and compliance dimensions of HR including but not limited to: recruitment, performance management, contracts and onboarding, award interpretation and compliance, OH&S, and employment compliance (covering locations across Australia, Europe, the Americas, and potentially Asia).
  • Provide subject matter and professional expertise in talent acquisition, learning and development, wellbeing, and organisational culture
  • Advise managers and other staff on policy, employment contracts, and remuneration and benefits activities, to ensure awareness and compliance with Sunrise policies and relevant local laws
  • Develop programs and processes that build an organisational culture that drives justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion

Required skills and experience

  • At least five years experience in human resources, talent acquisition, or people operations in dynamic, start-up environments with global reach
  • Highly effective interpersonal communication skills: listens to understand and communicates concisely and with authenticity
  • Excellent attention to detail: able to combine the bigger picture, with an eye for detail
  • Methodical and structured thinking with the ability to develop plans and processes that simplify the complex
  • Experience managing projects and implementing new organisational systems and processes A high level of self-management and ability to work with little supervision
  • A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice;
  • You must have full working rights for Australia.

If you meet some but not all of the criteria for this position, are unsure, but you’re keen on the role - please get in touch. We value and recognise experience that has been unpaid, from the grassroots or is lived experience.

How Sunrise supports its staff:

The Sunrise Project is committed to creating a workplace that supports our staff to do their best work and develop professionally. We have the following in place to help us achieve that:

  • Superannuation contribution of 12.5%
  • Four weeks annual leave with leave loading of 17.5%
  • Birthday leave (if it’s your birthday, you get a day off)
  • Cultural leave
  • 12 weeks parental leave after 12 months of service
  • Commitment to supporting to your professional development
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program
  • Coaching and management support with regular 1:1 meetings
  • Performance reviews and feedback to support you and the team to reflect and grow
  • A co-developed initial 3 month work plan to help you hit the ground running and have clarity on your role and responsibilities.
  • Flexible work policy

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