People and Culture Manager

Barunga Village
Yorke Peninsula & Clare Valley
Human Resources & Recruitment
Consulting & Generalist HR
Full time
Posted 12d ago


We commit to supporting you live the best life possible.

Wherever you live, whatever service you access, the Barunga Village team are committed to supporting you live, the best life possible.

What does the best life possible mean?

We think it means, you feel listened to, have choices, are engaged, and receive care that best meets your needs. We want you to feel safe, that you belong and are content and comfortable with us.

We take pride in treating every person with respect. Everyone is an individual with different stories, unique interests and varying needs. We commit to really knowing our consumers, understanding them as people, personalising care and being responsive to their choices wherever we can.

Ensuring you feel part of a community is important to us. We go out of our way to create connections, engage with the community and build support networks around people.



Our staff and volunteers will always show kindness, support connections and strive to improve.



The People and Culture Manager is a dynamic, people focused growth leader who can work as a trusted and strategic support to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Board of Directors, executive and management teams.



This position is to build strong relationships and be responsible for the People and Culture strategy, recruitment, implementing and overseeing the people, culture and talent, ensuring our key values and purpose driven by our Strategic Plan are upheld. The position will have a pivotal role in the organisations strategic workforce planning, as well as in driving improvement of standards through systematic and effective staff learning and development program.



Reports to                                Chief Executive Officer

Direct reports                           People and Culture Officer



Responsibilities of your role

Ensure all employment practices comply with national, state and local regulations.

Report to the CEO and provide decision support through human resources metrics, staff surveys, etc. 

Advise the CEO on workforce risks, issues and opportunities.

Manage human resources issues including staff queries, remuneration changes and EBA interpretations.

Support and advise Managers and Coordinators on issues and procedures related to human resources management, including discipline, performance appraisal, performance management, mediation, grievances and staff welfare.

Manage high-level staff investigations, using independent third-party investigators where indicated.

Manage and coordinate the staff recruitment, selection and induction strategy and process.

Promote the use of our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and provide the CEO with a regular update on its usage.

Ensure a systematic program of staff learning and development.

Manage and coordinate the organisations staff learning and development program.

Promote the organisational values and foster a positive working environment and culture.

Work with the Executive team to develop the Diversity Action Plan and lead the implementation of this plan.

Ensure all human resource-related policies, procedures and forms (including position descriptions) are current, accurate and compliant with relevant national, state and local laws for all positions, and use organisational template for branding consistency. 

Lead staff Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) drafting, negotiations and interpretations.

Represent Barunga Village at Fair Work Commission.

Ensure all mandatory/statutory workforce reporting requirements are met.

Attend relevant meetings of functional groups and as required, Board meeting.

Work, health and safety

Ensure that work, health and safety policies and procedures are administered in accordance with the Work, Health and Safety Act. 

Contribute to the review and development of policies and procedures for work, health and safety.

Identify areas of workplace health and safety which can be improved, make recommendations and/or implement safe work procedures and practices.

Assist in the rehabilitation of injured employees.

Equal employment opportunity

Understand and ensure adherence to Equal Opportunities and Disability Discrimination legislation creating a workplace free from discrimination.

Conversant with and comply with organisational policies.

Business information systems and communications

Foster and promote a climate that encourages staff growth, development, positive morale and team cohesiveness.

Represent Barunga Village in all situations in a positive and dynamic manner.

Use internal online communications platform to access policies, procedures, forms and business information and updates.

Leadership, individual and team relations

Provide leadership and development opportunities to staff.

Encourage and facilitate harmonious staff relations.

Quality improvement

Review policies and procedures and ensure that all processes are carried out as per the policies and procedures of Barunga Village.

Ensure that all processes meet the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commissions Standards.

Participate in the Quality committee and all associated activities designed to maintain or improve the organisations quality of services.

Ensure the performance of all contractors meets the consumers expectations.


Any ad-hoc duties as directed by the CEO.



Essential qualifications and experience

Detailed knowledge of Fair Work Act.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information confidentially.

Ability to collaborate effectively with staff at all levels.

Demonstrated ability to negotiate successful outcomes.

Retains (or willing to obtain) a current Return to Work (RTW) certificate in South Australia.

Desirable qualifications and experience

Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources or other relevant business field.

Core competencies

Resilient, proactive, positive and solutions-focused approach and mindset.

Proven ability to successfully operate with flexibility in an environment of change and growth.

Proven ability to develop and maintain strong, respectful and effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels, to foster collaboration.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to train, present face-to-face to groups.

Experience working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects at one time from start to finish.



Must provide a NDIS worker screening clearance that is dated not more than five years old to enable the assessment of whether the employee is suitable to provide care under the Aged Care Act. 

Must comply with having annual flu vaccination and be fully immunised against COVID-19.

Must sign a statutory declaration to identify serious criminal activity committed outside of Australia.

Must pass a pre-capacity health assessment to ensure physical fitness level is appropriate for duties.

Must comply with Barunga Village’s Code of Conduct.



A current driver’s licence.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter via SEEK by midday 27 May 2022.

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