At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We are a member of Oxfam International, a global confederation working with partners and local communities in 87 countries.
Would you like to join this global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty?
Exceptional opportunity to join Oxfam Australia’s People and Planning Team
Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours per week
WHY YOU WILL LOVE WORKING AT OXFAM
As part of People and Planning team, you will use your skills, qualifications, lived experience and initiative to tackle inequality and fight poverty. Yes, you read that right, lived experience and initiative, because it is not all about key selection criteria.
Research shows that women will only apply for a job if they meet 100% of the selection criteria, while men will apply if they meet an average of 60%. We understand that life teaches us so much, so if you don’t meet all the criteria but just know that you have what it takes, then please apply.
As the Head of People and Capability you will have a number of main responsibilities:
Strategic and operational management of the people and capability function at domestic and international level. This covers health and safety, industrial relations, recruitment and onboarding, remuneration, the volunteer program, payroll, performance management and learning and development.
Leadership of the people and culture team and cultivation of a high-performing, dynamic and customer-focused team.
Alongside the Culture Lead play a leadership role in Oxfam Australia’s strategic transformation particularly in the area of cultural transformation and the people and culture enablers of that transformation.
Implement and maintain best practice and user-centred people and capability systems, policies and processes and ensure staff across the organisation can use those things.
You will work with others across the organisation to create a contemporary organisational narrative and help to design optimal organisational processes. You will be working with the Culture Lead, staff and volunteers to develop a desired culture for OAU and for designing and initiating the work required to cultivate this culture, with strong appreciation of the value of accountability in leadership and dynamics of power. In this role you, with the leadership group, are responsible for modelling, promoting and facilitating an equitable, respectful and engaged workplace.
Possessing excellent interpersonal skills and judgement, you will hold significant accountability for the safety and security of a complex workforce and will be comfortable with liability, risk and duty related to the role.
Accustomed to performance focussed environments and committed to the value of transparency and clarity of purpose and expectation, you will be enthusiastic, energetic and comfortable with dissent, debate and a learning culture.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
A LITTLE ABOUT YOU (THE KEY SELECTION CRITERIA)
To be successful in this role you will have:
Strong leadership capability, particularly in relation to transformation leadership, the changing nature of work and human centred design practice.
Excellent people management and stakeholder engagement capabilities. Demonstrate behaviour that align with organisational values.
Extensive human resources experience covering the following areas: industrial and employee relations (including grievance resolution); change management, employment law and standards; recruitment and performance management; health and safety, learning and development, and volunteer management.
Demonstrated experience delivering strategic support to senior managers and executives
WE CAN OFFER YOU
A base salary of $125,780 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to generous non-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world.
We value flexibility and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.
HOW TO APPLY
Complete the online application form, then, as three separate documents, upload:
a cover letter that tells us how your professional history and lived experience makes you the right candidate.
your response to the selection criteria outlined in the advertisement.
Applications close on 26 April 2023.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and impowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia.
Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia with the subject to satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion Check.
We give priority to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, supporters, and the communities we work with. If successful you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical contraindication prior to commencing employment with Oxfam Australia.