First listed on: 17 November 2020

Coordinator (Lead role) People and Culture Business Partnering 

City of Darebin is a vibrant municipality just north of Melbourne's CBD. No matter where you're from, you'll feel at home in this cosmopolitan community where different lifestyles, aspirations and talents are welcomed. 160,000 residents speak 138 different languages, embrace 37 different faiths and celebrate their city's rich cultural diversity. As a progressive leader in Local Government, the City of Darebin has set an inspiring vision to ensure quality of life for current and future generations in response to the climate emergency, increasing inequality and unprecedented growth - hence their vision of a sustainable, vibrant and community-oriented City.

Our People and Culture Department drive value for both our customers and the business by working closely with key internal stakeholders and other divisional teams to drive operational excellence and deliver extraordinary results through ownership and considered execution. We are a highly collaborative team who thrive working in an agile and fast-paced environment underpinned by strong values and a customer centric approach.  

Reporting to the Manager People and Culture, and working as a Business Partner to the General Manager Governance and Engagement, this newly created position will serve as a subject matter expert to the business on a broad range of people related issues, as well as playing a key role in driving a leader led culture across Council by assessing and anticipating people related needs.  Through collaborative partnerships across the organisation and the leveraging of people and culture centres of excellence, the role will deliver value-adding and innovative services and support to leaders and employees that are reflective of our people and culture strategies and our strategic objectives.  

More specifically the Coordinator People and Culture Partnering will: 
  • Lead a team of People and Culture Partners to ensure delivery of strategic, high quality and consistent support across Council and contribute to the organisation’s culture, goals and objectives
  • Lead and partner with managers and supervisors to build organisational capacity, manage performance and strengthen people management skills and capability
  • Provide advice and guidance on organisational change processes and change management principles
  • Provide advice on the interpretation of policies and procedures, employment legislation and agreements
  • Lead and provide timely, sound, and authoritative advice to support the resolution of employee relations issues, grievances and processes
  • Conduct effective, fit-for-purpose and objective investigations where appropriate
  • Champion the implementation of diversity and inclusion, talent acquisition, induction practices, performance planning, learning and development, employee recognition and health safety and wellbeing
To be considered for this position you will have a demonstrated depth and breadth of experience leading a HR business partnering model, including driving HR policies, systems, strategies and programs. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated successful experience in delivering contemporary solutions-focused HR initiatives that are consistent with strategic objectives. Significant ER/IR experience, particularly in building performance, coaching managers and case managing under-performance, disciplinary and associated issues will see you be successful in this role. Key to the position is experience working across a complex and diverse organisation with a proven commitment to delivering effective outcomes with consideration to diversity and inclusion. 

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume (max 5 pages) and one page statement addressing the selection criteria and what you would bring to the role to by 9am Monday 23 November. Questions and enquiries on the position can also be directed to this email address.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview on Thurs 26 or Friday 27 November. 

The City of Darebin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organisation, or other non-merit factors. Darebin are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough 'Safety Screening' processes apply.

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