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Position Details

Manager People, Safety & Capability

Applications close 05/07/2020

  • Salary: Competitive remuneration package including vehicle, super & monthly day off
  • Permanent Full Time
  • Pivotal leadership role in the Future Ready City of Stonnington
Located along the banks of the Yarra, The City of Stonnington (CoS) is a vibrant and diverse municipality. With a population exceeding 100,000 residents and covering an area of 25 square km, Stonnington has a variety of parks, gardens, cultural centres and a highly impressive range of shopping strips and restaurants. Stonnington has an enviable record as an innovative and progressive Council that is committed to providing a culture where employee health, wellbeing and development are a priority.

This position is a pivotal leadership role in the Future Ready City of Stonnington, overseeing the Human Resources and Safety functions of the organisation and providing expertise to the Executive team around developing a thriving and future ready culture to strengthen its operations and delivery.

Key goals will include:
- Lead the contemporary, Human Resources and Safety function and ensure that CoS is a safe and welcoming place to work
- Embed excellent leadership and management principles and actions to develop a growth mindset by demonstrating initiative and taking action
- Provide the expertise and direction required to support the CoS achieve its mission and ensure it is appropriately funded, resourced, and expertly advised
- Lead by example and influence the thinking and behaviour by modelling the organisational values, safety practices and behaviours to make CoS an exceptional place to work
- Create a safe and inclusive culture where staff are highly engaged and empowered to deliver their best work
- Position and enable the CoS to attract, retain and develop talent
- Innovate and improve work practices to promote Council’s sustainability and vitality

We are seeking applications from established, respected People and Culture leaders who bring significant expertise in driving high performance and change. Key to success in this role will be your proven experience in building and leading a contemporary Human Resources and Safety function and of transforming workplace culture that underpins organisational purpose, vision, and strategy.

Of critical importance will be demonstrable experience in uplifting safety maturity and best practices and a willingness to constructively challenge the norms to continuously improve and build a more agile organisation will be critical. Qualifications in Human Resource Management and post Graduate Qualifications in Change Management are desirable.

This is a fantastic opportunity to build a truly sector-leading Human Resources function and to partner with an Executive team who are truly setting new standards for Local Government.

Embracing City of Stonnington’s values and with demonstrable resilience and agility in your work, you will bring a commitment to continuous improvement across all operations, measuring and evaluating performance and committing to career-long development of Council staff.

For a confidential discussion or to obtain a position description, please contact Charlie Cole on Applications close on Sunday 5th July 2020. All enquiries will be treated with total confidentiality.

City of Stonnington is not taking direct applications for this role. This position is advertised on our website to validate the legitimacy of the vacancy. Please contact Charlie at Camden Search and Selection to apply.

Submitting your application
A Position Description is attached below for your perusal which includes the Key Selection Criteria. Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria as part of their application. To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

For further information on how to apply contact the Council’s Recruitment Officer on Ph: 03 8290 1333.
For position related queries, please contact Charlie Cole - Camden Search & Selection on Ph:

A Position Description including the Key Selection Criteria can be found here.

Position Descriptions
Success Profile Manager People, Safety & Capability.pdf

The Inherent Requirements for this position can be found here. Please note this document must be read prior to applying for the vacancy.