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Director Capability & Culture

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The Benevolent Society is seeking expressions of interest for the Director Capability and Culture:

  • Full-time role ideally based in one of our corporate hubs, but flexible across NSW, QLD & SA
  • Salary $220,000 - $260,000 TRP plus Salary Packaging and competitive Employee Benefits

Our Organisation

The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; children, young people, and their families; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way.

As part of The Benevolent Society vision, we are strongly committed to reconciliation with our First Nations people of Australia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting the economic, political, and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the role

As Director of Capability and Culture at Benevolent, you'll spearhead transformative initiatives, enhancing our Learning & Development framework and fostering a vibrant, inclusive Workplace Culture. You will drive culturally aligned programs, promoting leadership, transparency, and diversity, including support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander priorities. You'll lead a dynamic learning culture, ensuring skills development aligns with strategic objectives and secures genuine stakeholder engagement for impactful organisational growth.

You will benefit from the ability to achieve great outcomes through the alignment of this roles functions to Benevolent's organisational strategy and business plan, through having the resources to achieve the desired outcomes and the genuine partnership and engagement from key stakeholders including senior executives and line management.

Essential criteria

  • A degree in a relevant field, for example adult education, business, human resources or similar.
  • Experience developing organisation-wide capability and culture strategy, frameworks and plans to meet business needs across multiple operational business units.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering learning and development solutions, on time, on budget, that delight the client.
  • Experience managing and leading inclusion and diversity programs which deliver outcomes to the culture of an organisation.
  • Experience leading a high performing, engaged team of professionals to deliver organisational capability and culture solutions that meet business needs.
  • Experience developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships at industry level and across the sector.
  • Experience partnering with senior leaders in the business to deliver effective culture, learning and organisational development outcomes.
  • A sense of creativity and innovation to identify and develop solutions that clients may not have considered or are not expected.

Key attributes

  • Experience in a community services or not for profit organisation would be an advantage.
  • A master’s degree in adult learning, business or similar is desirable.
  • Tertiary qualifications and/or registration as a clinician in providing care or services to vulnerable people is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience managing a team across geographical areas and operational disciplines.
  • Developing and delivering on strategic and operational organisational development activities across a operationally and geographically diverse organisation.

Our Benefits

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A ‘best life’ is unique to everyone and can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:

  • Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!
  • Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – choose either a novated lease or packaged vehicle option to suit your lifestyle.
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees.
  • Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs including monthly and annual awards and access to long service leave after 5 years
  • Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth
  • Our Reconciliation Commitment – a First Nations employees are entitled up to 10 days of unpaid leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on our RAP working group, and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, then we want to hear from you. The Benevolent Society recognises and values cultural knowledge and wisdom of the First Nations people, we therefore strongly encourage you to apply. We are strongly committed to being an Employer of Choice, one who offers, provides, and practices cultural safety in our workplace.

Application & Selection process

  • Submit your CV and 1 page cover letter outlining your personal motivations and how your capabilities align with the role.
  • Applications close 21st of July 2024.

If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Kalena Smitham – [email protected] or call on 0481 450 106 for a confidential discussion.

We acknowledge Jasmine Sarin for her unique artwork for The Benevolent Society Innovate RAP. Jasmine is a proud Kamilaroi and Jerrinja woman from NSW, who grew up on the South Coast in Nowra (Jerrinja and Yuin country) and Wollongong (Dharawal country).

The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.

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