General Manager – People & Culture

About the role

We are seeking a passionate and experienced General Manager of People & Culture to join our HR and Executive Management Teams.

The GM People & Culture reports to the CEO and is responsible for the leadership and oversight of Amaroo’s People & Culture team. The main responsibilities include leading strategies to improve staff engagement and workplace culture, maintaining effective generalist HR advice and support to all levels of the Amaroo workforce, and to ensure compliance with regulatory compliance related to the HR function.

This is a key leadership role with responsibility for contributing to and executing the organisation’s strategic goals as part of the Executive Management Team.


Our GM of People & Culture will:

  • Lead a team providing frontline generalist HR advice and support to all levels of the Amaroo workforce.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory compliance related to the HR function.
  • Develop and implement the systems and infrastructure required to support the growth and future workforce requirements of the organisation.
  • Contribute to and execute the organisations’ strategic initiatives.


Operational Support

  • Lead the HR team in providing effective, consistent and timely delivery of services to support Amaroo across the full HR spectrum, including recruitment and selection, commencement and induction, learning and development, renumeration and benefits, performance management and workforce planning.
  • Ensure the development, implementation and monitoring of HR related policies, procedures and protocols which are consistent with organisational objectives, statutory requirements and contemporary HR management practices.
  • Remain abreast of trends and developments, which are relevant to both the HR profession and function in Australian legislative, commercial and social arenas.
  • Prepare and submit HR reports to the CEO and Board as required within established timeframes.
  • Provide high level support and advice to key internal stakeholders on HR related matters.
  • Work closely with the GM Finance & Business Performance to ensure alignment with budgetary requirements.


Strategy & Planning

  • Lead strategic workforce planning and engagement initiatives in pursuit of continuous improvement and developing a positive workplace culture.
  • Provide research and assistance to senior management on issues related to workforce maintenance and succession planning.


Employee Relations

  • Lead, direct and oversee various strategic and operational activities.
  • Act as a professional role model and mentor for the People & Culture team.
  • Build and maintain an effective and skilled team by establishing role clarity at direct report level ensuring that performance. expectations, development and accountabilities are clearly set and regularly reviewed.
  • Facilitate the negotiation of certified agreements, ensuring all statutory requirements are met.


To be successful in your role, you will need:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Human Resources.
  • Minimum 3 years proven experience at a senior HR management level within the health and / or aged care sector, and demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Habitual work behaviours and attitude which are consistent with the Amaroo values.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of contemporary Human Resources related practices.
  • Sound understanding and application of legislative and statutory frameworks related to employee management and worker’s compensation and injury management.
  • Knowledge of national and state industrial frameworks and enterprise bargaining processes.
  • Sound understanding of Aged Care Quality Standards as they relate to Human Resources.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Superior management skills with the ability to influence and engage direct and indirect reports and peers.
  • Proven track record of success in facilitating progressive organisational change and development within a growing organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and continuously improve organisational systems and processes.
  • High level communication skills, both written and verbal and ability to prepare written reports and submissions.
  • Highly developed and effective organisational, analytical, and planning skills.
  • Current National Police Clearance.


In return Amaroo will offer you: 

  • A rewarding role and competitive remuneration package.
  • An additional 1% Superannuation.
  • Excellent employee benefits and not for profit organisation-entitled salary packaging options.
  • Professional Development opportunities.
  •  A friendly, supportive team, and flexible working environment.
  • Free onsite parking.