About the role
A trusted and reassuring presence in the Victorian community for more than 136 years, St John Ambulance Victoria is a for purpose organisation and driving force in the community, working for the Service of Humanity. We look to the future as a vibrant and strong organisation which exists to help those in our community who are in sickness, distress, suffering or danger.
Our desire is to serve the community further, deliver the best care possible and be a place where people are inspired to volunteer and work. We support our charitable work through a strong and diversified commercial operation, operating as a certified Social Enterprise.
About the Opportunity
At St John we love what we do and are driven to serve the community in which we live.
The role of Business Partner – IR and Performance reports to the General Manager People and Culture and will support the wider business with Industrial Relations, Award, contract and performance management advice. The role is focussed on supporting our commitment to creating a safe place for all team members to thrive and prosper. You will provide advice and council to leaders within the organisation, respond to employee queries, drive the performance review and management program across the organisation, share technical knowledge and act as a trusted advisor. Driving policy development to reflect business needs and changes, building internal capacity for conflict and grievance resolution and coaching leaders in performance related matters to improve performance, will be all in a day’s work for the successful candidate.
Our People and Culture team works in true partnership with the business and has a strong customer centricity approach. This role is best suited to a strong HR Business Partner focussed on building trust and relationships, who seeks to partner with key stakeholders and brings their essential previous experience to support the business in achieving our organisational objectives and strategic plans.
Note: Experience working in the health sector and working with salary packaging (PBI) as it relates to not-for-profits would be highly regarded but not essential.
Essential Skills and Attributes (Selection Criteria):
- Experience in human resource generalist position.
- A strong knowledge and understanding of Australian and Victorian employment legislation and standards.
- Case management and investigation experience.
- Coaching and performance management experience.
- Ability to build trust and credibility at all levels of the organisation.
- Understanding of Awards and enterprise bargaining agreements and their application to a service based organisation.
- Proven track record of trouble shooting and problem solving.
- Experience liaising and engaging with Unions.
- Emotional intelligence to support and deal with a range of employee and volunteer related matters.
- Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft office skills (in particular Excel) and a good head for figures.
- Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources or employment law.
- Willingness to undertake a current Police check and Working with Children Check
St John supports an inclusive approach in both the workplace and community where you can pursue and achieve your goals to the fullest potential through ‘Our Safe Place’. St John offers a great culture and amazing staff benefits including career growth opportunities, training and development opportunities, tax free salary packaging options, discount cards, health and wellbeing offerings, complimentary breakfast and fresh fruit, fabulous coffee machines, team building activities, additional leave days and staff excellence awards. We also have an engaging and active social club!
How to Apply
Please apply with your updated resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria. Your cover letter statement should include how your experience, abilities, knowledge and personal qualities would enable you to achieve the key accountabilities and succeed in the position.
If you experience any difficulties applying online, please contact our People and Culture Recruitment Team by email email@example.com.
Our commitment to Diversity
St John is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment for all our people. We encourage an environment where people feel respected, safe and valued for who they are and the contribution they make to the organisation and the community. We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) applicants.
Our commitment to Child Safety
As an organisation that regularly works with children, we at St John believe that all children have the right to be emotionally and physically safe at all times, and to be treated with dignity and respect, free from emotional, psychological and physical danger, abuse and neglect. St John is committed to identifying, mitigating and managing risk to children through a preventative and risk management approach.
About the organisation
How to apply
Please quote in application: People and Culture Business Partner - IR & Performance via Pro Bono Australia.