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Executive Director People and Culture

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Organisation : Stroke Foundation

Location : Melbourne (Melbourne)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 13 Jun, 2019

About the role

Purpose of the division

The People and Culture team provides strategic and operational expertise and support to the CEO, Executive Team, Leadership Group and all workforce members. The People and Culture team has a direct impact on the strategic goals and is a key enabler to the achievement of our mission.

Purpose of the role

As a ‘trusted adviser’ to the CEO and Executive Team, this key leadership role will ensure that the Stroke Foundation has the organisational and workforce capacity, capability and culture to achieve its strategic objectives.

The Executive Director People and Culture will be a valued contributor to organisation-wide strategic and operational decision making, as well as playing a central role in defining, building and assessing  the People and Culture strategy, which is aligned to the organisations’ overall strategy.

Key responsibilities

  • Design, implement and evaluate the People and Culture Strategy to ensure that the Stroke Foundation achieves its strategic and operational objectives and manages human capital risks.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and leadership in the development of frameworks and approaches to proactively address emerging HR practices, workforce trends, and social, economic and political changes which impact the Stroke Foundation.
  • Proactively build our reputation as an organisation of choice for employment and volunteering
  • Define and build the cultural, digital and business intelligence needed by the Stroke Foundation to increase its’ impact in the evolving world of paid work and volunteering

Your background

  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources or related discipline such as business or law
  • Certified Practitioner Human Resources (CPHR) with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Desirable.
  • Successful record as a senior HR leader in a contemporary organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, lead and implement a range of organisational development strategies, programs, policies and practices to support strategic objectives.
  • An appreciation and understanding of the not for profit sector, and the ability to work effectively with boards, staff and volunteers.

What’s on offer?

A flexible, innovative and dynamic organisation with engaged, knowledgeable staff and volunteers with the added benefits of competitive remuneration and salary packaging.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with one of Australia’s leading not-for profit organisations that has a positive influence on the lives of thousands of Australians each year. If you are passionate about making an impact, and want to be part of an organisation that is making a real difference in people’s lives, please forward your resume with a covering letter to

For a copy of the candidate brief head to our careers page

Or for a confidential discussion contact Ryan Sweeney, People and Culture Business Partner on 03-9918 7263

Applications close at 10am on Thursday 13 June 2019.

The Stroke Foundation embraces inclusion and diversity and strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is a national not-for-profit organisation that works with stroke survivors, carers, health professionals, government and the public to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.  Our mission is to Prevent Stroke, Save Lives, Enhance Recovery.

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Executive Director People and Culture via Pro Bono Australia.


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