People Partner

Family Life – Transforming lives for stronger communities

  • Work locally in the Bayside Community
  • Enjoy flexible work options and a great team culture
  • Part-time, Permanent opportunity located in Sandringham
  • Flexible hours 0.8 FTE or 0.6 FTE
  • Level 6 SCHADS Award $102,554.40 FTE base + Generous Salary Packaging + Superannuation

Family Life is a recognised Employer of Choice. Work with us and be part of our supportive, people-focused culture

The Opportunity

Our People & Culture team is passionate and committed not only to our human resources profession, but also to our Family Life Purpose, Vision and Values. Our close and supportive team exists to empower and enable our leaders and practitioners to do the incredible job of supporting children and families within our community. At the heart of our approach lies a commitment to delivering P&C solutions tailored to meet the needs of our people. We prioritize implementing best-practice human resource initiatives to foster a high-performing, people-focused culture and create an exceptional employee experience. The P&C team partners with the organisation to attract, develop and retain the best talent to continue to be recognised as an Employer of Choice.

If Family Life’s purpose and vision aligns with your values, join the close and connected P&C team as our People Partner! As an experienced HR Generalist, you will lead People & Culture processes and initiatives across two main areas, Employee Relations and Employee Engagement.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Lead and navigate a range of employee relations processes, varying from informal issues to more complex formal matters; including performance, conduct and termination processes, and case management of Industrial Relations matters.
  • Provide advice and develop strategies with leaders and teams across all areas of the employee life cycle, spanning from adept management of probationary periods to the implementation of goal-setting and developing strategies to build employee engagement.
  • Lead the People & Culture role in the management of organisational change and facilitate effective change management processes with relevant leaders.
  • Monitor and evaluate the employee experience through quarterly Employee Pulse Surveys and the Annual Experience Survey.
  • Develop and deliver People and Culture related training and other learning initiatives in consultation with the Learning & Development Partner.
  • Develop and review policies, frameworks and procedures.
  • Design, develop and implement people initiatives and projects, in relation to the People Pillar of the organisational Strategic Plan and Annual P&C plan.

Our Ideal Candidate

Growth Mindset – You pride yourself for your commitment to resilience and continuous improvement. You see growth opportunities as opposed to failures, and you are always on the lookout for an improved workflow or process. You think creatively, value input and feedback from peers, and adapt to changing or unforeseen circumstances.

Curiosity – You naturally seek out learning opportunities and further information without being prompted to by your manager.  You clarify the ‘Why’ and like to investigate and explore further information.

Proactivity – You are a positive influence on your colleagues, you opt-in to support organisational projects, and always lend a hand to support others.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as law, industrial relations or human resources.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar People and Culture/Human Resources role.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of employment relations, and the application of policies, employment legislation and the application of industrial instruments.
  • Well-developed research, investigative and report writing skills with an ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated coaching, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • A flexible and adaptable attitude and a creative and innovative approach to People and Culture practices.
  • Substantial experience in the provision of Human Resources generalist support and advice.
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills with ability to develop rapport and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

Who we are

At Family Life, we believe every child deserves to thrive in a safe and healthy family environment. We are a Bayside Community organisation that has supported children and families for more than 50 years are we are a proud advocate for ending Family Violence. We are purpose-driven, independent, and not for profit. Our skilled and passionate staff support our community through our specialist family services, community strengthening programs and a network of vibrant op shops.
Our culture is described through the Family Life Way behaviours – Be Real, Be Bold, Celebrate Difference, Embrace Everyone, Dream Big and Create Safety

Working at Family Life is more than just a job

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the community in which you live a better place and working with others who feel the same way.
Additionally, you will have access to:

  • Flexible work options and a great team culture
  • Salary packaging (receive up to an extra $18,000 in tax-free pay per year)
  • 3 days Paid Wellbeing Leave per year (pro rata)
  • Gifted Leave for End of Year closedown
  • Paid Study Leave
  • Additional Purchased Annual Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service for employees

How to Apply

A full position description please click here.

Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via our Application Portal.

Eleanor Muscat, Executive Manager People & Culture on (03) 8599 5433.

Applications close: Monday 27 May 2024

*We will be reviewing applications as they are received, therefore this role may close sooner if we find the right candidate. Please apply now to ensure you do not miss out!

All offers of employment are subject to the Family Life Safety Screening process, including a Working with Children Check and Police Records Check.  Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with Family Life.

Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.

Family Life is a child safe organisation.  We value, respect and listen to children and young people. We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

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