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People & Culture Officer

Social Ventures Australia

Who We Are

SVA is Australia’s most innovative social impact organisation.

We use our broad outlook, transformational thinking, and trusted voice to lead the charge against inequality in Australia. We were created over 20 years ago to find innovative solutions to entrenched social problems and speed up the rate of positive change.

We help institutions think differently, we help redesign systems by learning about what works in communities, and work hand-in-hand with our passionate partners to take real action and drive positive social change.

The People and Culture team

The People & Culture (P&C) team is part of SVA’s Connect function, which includes Finance, IT, Marketing, Legal, Risk and Compliance, Office Coordination and Executive Support. The different Connect functions each play their part to enable teams across SVA to deliver their work consistently and professionally in line with SVA’s strategy.

In particular, the P&C team is a valued partner and trusted advisor to SVA’ers at all levels of the business, supporting the delivery of the organisation’s vison by putting people at the centre of everything we do.

The Position

The P&C Officer provides end-to-end support to all teams across SVA on a range of people and culture related needs, including our practices, policies, processes, and systems.

Working as part of a close-knit team, they take the lead on P&C administration and operational activities such as:

  • Triaging and responding to general inquiries;
  • Maintaining employee records and information across P&C systems;
  • Drafting and circulating day-to-day internal communications;
  • Preparing and processing information for fortnightly payroll cycles;
  • Coordinating staff onboarding and offboarding;
  • Supporting hiring activities such generating pre-employment and background checks, contracts and variations - just to name a few!

The position also supports special and discrete projects within and outside of the P&C team that improve operational efficiency and contribute to the overall objectives and culture of Social Ventures Australia.

You can learn more about the role by looking through the Position Description on our website.

Special requirements

  • Some infrequent interstate travel may be required as part of this role.

Your benefits

  • Work in an organisation with a track record of driving meaningful social change including being awarded Best CSR Innovation 2023 by the Australia Financial Review (AFR) Boss
  • Be part of the SVA team known for living by our values to put people at the centre and be open and ready to learn
  • We don’t believe that “one size fits all” so we offer flexibility and a hybrid work model that is specific to your team and recognises that work is only one of our priorities.
  • Join an organisation with a focus on your wellbeing and development with an additional week of leave after working with SVA for two continuous years.

Who You Are

You bring experience providing end-to-end operation and administration support, ideally to P&C team/s and with developing knowledge of or exposure to human resources practices, policies and procedures.

Your time management and organisational skills are second to none and set you up for success in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment that sees you juggling multiple and competing priorities with diverse internal and external stakeholder groups.

You are comfortable working with a variety of different IT systems/platforms and enjoy discovering how to make the best use out of these systems to create smooth and efficient ways of working for your colleagues.

You are passionate about creating opportunities for people to connect with one another at work in ways that are both productive and social.

Last but not least, you will bring an interest in working in the social sector and on society's most important challenges.

SVA values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in.

Applicants can request a reasonable adjustment at any stage during the recruitment process by contacting [email protected]. There is scope to customise the job role to accommodate people with different abilities.

If you have the experience and skills we are looking for and are excited to join our team, please submit your CV (max 2 pages) and a statement (max 1 page) addressing the person requirements.

Please note that we will consider and bring candidates to interview as applications are received and therefore encourage you to apply at your earliest opportunity.

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