People and Culture Manager

  • Base/Location:Njernda Corporate Services, 307 High Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:CEO
  • Hours:Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Award:ACCHO – Above Award
  • Position Scope:

    Provide a safe working environment within Njernda, by ensuring policies, procedures and HR programs are consistently administered, aligned with organisational goals and are compliant with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements and laws. Plan, manage and coordinate all human resource initiatives; recruitment, compensation, benefits, training and employee relations of the organisation.  Advise and coach managers on HR policies and programs including employee relations challenges.

Organizational Values
Respect Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Accountability Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Resilience Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Advocacy Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
Cultural Sensitivity Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement


Key Responsibilities

Through strong structures, good governance and relationship building, this role will see you partner with managers across the Organisation to provide an informed, efficient and professional service on all aspects of human resource management with a focus on building leadership capability and driving positive organisational change.

Additionally, you will also be able to confidently manage people risk, have a resilient nature and be able to demonstrate your ability to deal with competing demands.

As the People and Culture Manager, you will:

  • Instill a strong culture of valuing all people within Njernda by coaching and supporting people leaders at each stage of the employment lifecycle;
  • Act as a strategic business partner to execute organisational strategy and increase employee commitment;
  • Develop, review and implement all HR related policies;
  • Contribute to the design of HR programs and initiatives to engage and retain employees;
  • Manage and mentor the unit managers to providing effective and efficient support to the business, and building the human resource capability of people leaders;
  • Provide technical expertise on the interpretation and application of appropriate Modern Awards;
  • Lead, monitor and review the performance development system, ensuring that appropriate plans are in place for managing performance, succession, retention, talent and career development;
  • Work collaboratively with the CEO to identify, develop and implement key organisational culture, engagement & change initiatives and strategies; and
  • Work with the CEO to oversee work health and safety matters including injury management, return to work plans and workers compensation claims.


Key Selection Criteria
  • An ability to communicate effectively with aboriginal people and handle challenges in a sensitive manner.
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to communicate and consult with all levels of staff
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, managing and delivering all aspects of a Human Resources function in a medium to large organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing HR policies.
  • Demonstrated resilience and self-motivation.
  • The ability to maintain records, manage time effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as part of a multi-skilled team.
  • High level of personal integrity and ethical standards.
  • Experience and knowledge in Occupational Health & Safety guidelines.
  • Broad knowledge of key legislative requirements, including employee and industrial relations frameworks.


Qualifications and experience
  • Significant experience in a HR Generalist role in a medium to large business, community or health organisation.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources or related field.


Commitment to Safety

All children have the right to be children and live free of abuse and neglect, so they can grow, learn, and develop. Everyone within Njernda is responsible for ensuring a culture of child safety; preventing child abuse and abiding by the Child Safety Principles


Other relevant information
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required.
  • You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.
  • You will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications.


To be Eligible for an Interview

The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

To:             Corporate Services Manager

                  Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

                  P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564


  • Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.
  • Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).

All applications close: 10th Jan 2023

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