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Manager, Human Resources

Advertiser: AgriFutures AustraliaMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
4 Jan 2019
Wagga Wagga & Riverina
Work Type
Part Time
Human Resources & Recruitment, Other

AgriFutures Australia is seeking a Manager, Human Resources to be located at their head office in Wagga Wagga. The position is a part-time two-year contract.

What is AgriFutures Australia?  
AgriFutures Australia is a small statutory corporation accountable to the Australian Government through the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources. 

AgriFutures Australia increases knowledge and understanding that fosters innovative, adaptive and valuable rural industries by investing in research, development and extension.  

AgriFutures Australia’s vision is to grow the long-term prosperity of Australian rural industries guided by an ambition to be known as an organisation that places our people, our rural industries and regional communities at the heart of everything we do.

The role

You will be responsible for a range of duties across the organisation related to HR including:

a. Leading, developing and implementing HR policies, practices, and working conditions to ensure AgriFutures Australia is a positive, safe and enjoyable place for people to work;

b. Ensuring the organisation is compliant with all Work, Health Safety legislation; effectively manage confidential and sensitive information; ensuring systems and processes are in place to maintain awareness of relevant changes in Government legislation and make recommendations to the leadership team as required; 

c. Assisting managers with building effective working relationships internally and externally, developing opportunities to nurture collaboration, teamwork and partnerships; developing strategies for effectively managing a flexible workforce; ensuring the effective management of the mental health of all staff; leading opportunities for staff to demonstrate AgriFutures Australia’s values;

d. Effectively managing the recruitment of all staff; ensuring all staff contracts are up to date and the necessary insurances are in place;

e. Managing staff training programs, ensuring all staff have the training required to effectively perform their roles; maintaining training attendance register;

f. Managing the staff induction program ensuring all staff are inducted in a timely and effective manner; reviewing current induction program and make recommendations if required;

g. Contributing content for each team and whole of staff team meetings; assisting GM’s by facilitating team meetings and leading WIP’s in their absence if required;

h. Being available to staff for professional development guidance as required; liaising with existing HR providers; demonstrating empathy and lead a solutions-based approach to support the welfare of all staff; supporting managers and staff with performance management issues as required;

i. Maintaining necessary documentation, provide administrative support to the Leadership Team as required.

To be successful in this position, you need to be a qualified HR professional (minimum Bachelor degree) with a minimum five years’ experience working in a corporate or government environment.  

You will have demonstrated strong collaboration, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills. You will have a can-do attitude and a commitment to AgriFutures Australia’s values.

To apply

Please submit a one page cover letter outlining your suitability for this role together with your resume and contact details for three referees to

Applications close 21 January 2019.

For more information contact:
Louise Heaslip
General Manager, Corporate
02 6923 6900

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