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494852/DRC - Director, Human Resources - Executive Level 2

Apply now Job no: 494852
Work type: Full-time and Part-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Executive Level 2

Our Opportunity

The Director, Human Resources (HR) provides advice on a range of complex HR issues, and leads a small, geographically dispersed team in the delivery of the full range of HR services. It is a broad HR role with oversight of recruitment processes, learning and development, the Royal Commission’s staff wellbeing program, case management, workforce planning and a number of other emerging HR issues.

The ideal candidate will be able to work effectively in complex and sensitive environments, and be comfortable working to tight deadlines, in a fast paced and changing environment. They provide advice that is considered, timely and accurate, to the Royal Commission’s executive. The occupant will be able to quickly develop an understanding of HR processes used within the Royal Commission, and build strong and productive relationships with key stakeholders.

The Royal Commission requires its staff to participate in an employee wellbeing program. Prior to commencing with the Royal Commission the successful candidate will be required to complete a number of processes and engage in scheduled wellbeing check-ins with an external provider.

Who are we looking for?

Given the nature and diversity of the DRC workforce, it is important that the successful candidate has a strong understanding of APS employment conditions.

The successful candidate will be able to successfully deliver HR services within the Royal Commission that are subject to broader Attorney-General’s Department administrative policies and processes and will need to be able to build professional working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver solutions that support the operation of the Royal Commission.

The successful applicant will have:

  • significant human resources experience, with a strong understanding of APS employment conditions
  • a proven ability to lead and motivate a diverse and cross functional team to achieve outcomes, influence processes and build capability both within the team and across the Royal Commission
  • analytical thinking and ability to apply, or provide guidance for others to apply, knowledge to form accurate and timely recommendations
  • the ability to deal with highly sensitive situations and maintain confidentiality, and to influence and negotiate outcomes to complex HR issues
  • the ability to work effectively in high pressure environments with high workloads and tight timeframes
  • excellent judgment in dealing with complex HR matters and competing priorities
  • the ability to build and nurture effective relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, and strong communication skills
  • excellent communication skills, with the ability to build effective partnerships that engage stakeholders in understanding issues, identifying innovative solutions and supporting their implementation
  • the ability to uphold and model the APS Values, Code of Conduct, Employment Principles and AGD Performance Expectations
  • an understanding of (or quickly develop and understanding of) the DRC’s terms of reference and its work.

Please refer to the AGD Performance Expectations for more detail.

The range and nature of work within the Attorney-General’s Department requires a workforce that reflects our diverse society and the department provides a number of support mechanisms for employees.

As an AGD employee, you will:

  • be part of an inclusive and diverse work environment
  • receive a generous starting salary and work conditions
  • benefit from supportive learning and development
  • be supported by a range of active networks including the Indigenous Employee Network, the Celebrating Ability Network, the Women’s Network, the Pride Network and the Cultural and Linguistically Diverse Network.

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