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Manager - Human Resources

Women's Legal Service Victoria
  • Be a part of a feminist community organisation supporting Victorian women.
  • Your expertise will directly contribute to building a more gender-equitable society.
  • Hybrid working model (part in office/working from home), promoting a true work/life balance.
  • A welcoming, passionate, and supportive work culture.
  • Competitive remuneration, bonus leave days, flexible work arrangements, salary packaging!

Your new role

In this role you will take ownership of the human resources function at Women’s Legal, providing strategic direction, developing and implementing HR initiatives, managing policies/procedures, and delivering high quality HR services to a diverse workforce. With the HR Officer you will form a strong HR team, providing advice and a strong service to managers and the broader team.

Against a backdrop of significant organisational growth, the role will lead the implementation of strong HR systems and processes that reflect the organisation’s size and provide strategic HR and workforce planning to lead the organisation into the future. You will oversee the full employee lifecycle, as well as strategic HR and workforce planning activities.

What you’ll need to succeed

You are passionate about fostering a high-performance culture and driving positive change in a not-for-profit environment. You stay up to date on best practice HR functions across the employee lifecycle, to constantly improve the way we work and the HR service we provide. You have a strong interest in workforce development and planning, and in fostering a diverse workforce, with a strong, positive culture.

You have experience in general HR management, ideally working with the SCHADS award. You take ownership of initiatives, propose solutions, and enjoy collaborating with a broad range of team members to find the best way to proceed. You are super organised and have great time management skills.

What you’ll get in return

In return for your dedication, we offer competitive remuneration, bonus leave days, flexible work arrangements, salary packaging, and a vibrant, supportive work culture.

The detail:

  • Up to 7 bonus leave days outside of annual leave (yes, outside of annual leave!) to support a well-rested end of year break
  • Above-award remuneration
  • A strong commitment to your professional development, personal development, and wellbeing
  • A very flexible working environment that supports work-life balance
  • A hybrid working model that supports both in-office and work-from-home arrangements
  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $15,900 in tax-free pay every year)
  • Fresh fruit available in the office
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

Our Purpose:

To improve outcomes for all women, with a specific focus on victim-survivors of family violence by:

  • Providing high quality legal services for Victorian women who are disadvantaged or marginalised by structural and systemic barriers​​​​​​​,
  • Assisting women and professionals that work with women, to better understand the law and navigate the legal system safely, and
  • Advancing gender equality by challenging unsafe and discriminatory policies and laws and informing and advocating for legal and policy initiatives that respect and promote the rights of women

Our culture

We’re continually building on our culture of inclusivity, collaboration and safety so our teams and individuals thrive. Our values are more than words – they are actions we take together.

Together, we are:

Authentic: We are reliable, trustworthy and transparent about how we work. We reflect on our work and take responsibility for our actions.

Collaborative: We are stronger when we work together. By sharing power and privilege with diverse voices, we achieve better outcomes. We respond to requests for help with generosity.

Courageous: We are brave, resilient and face challenges with integrity. We unapologetically advocate for our goals and back one another to take considered risks to increase our impact.

Inclusive: We believe respect, equality and opportunity must be afforded equitably and to everyone. We understand this will require critical reflection on where power lies and how it functions, and active effort to disrupt it.

Purposeful: Our services respond to the community, laws and people we work with. We value curiosity and relish opportunities to improve our work.

To apply

Submit a resume and covering letter to tell us how you are the right candidate for this role. Please ensure the cover letter addresses how you personally align to Women’s Legal values that are listed above.

See the Women’s Legal ‘Work with Us’ page for a full position description.

Any other enquiries can be emailed to Ruth McKendrick, HR Officer at [email protected], using the subject line: Manager - Human Resources enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We will begin shortlisting immediately, so please apply as soon as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer

We recognise our work benefits greatly from the unique knowledge, skills and expertise of individuals with diverse experiences, including those with lived experience of family violence, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women with disability and women from migrant, refugee or non-English speaking backgrounds. If this is you, we strongly encourage you to apply.

Women's Legal relies on an exception under the Equal Opportunity Act to employ women only.

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