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Human Resources Manager

Job No: 124842
Location: Alice Springs

  • Are you a highly experienced HR professional, looking for a new challenge or an opportunity to advance your career?
  • Pivotal leadership role with a highly respected Aboriginal Community Health service provider.
  • Attractive remuneration up to $120,000 + super, salary sacrifice, relocation assistance & more!

About Nganampa Health Council 

Nganampa Health Council is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South Australia. Across this area, NHC operates seven clinics, the Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Aged Care facility and assorted health related programs including aged care, sexual health, environmental health, health worker training, dental, women’s health, male health, children’s health, immunisation, eye health and mental health.

Widely recognised as being an exemplary Aboriginal health service, they have sustained a national reputation for best practice clinical services and leading edge collaborative program research and development. Their successes include significantly reducing the rates of sexually transmitted infections, increasing birth weights through their antenatal program, consistently keeping childhood immunisation rates at over 90% (some years at 100%), and providing high quality residential and respite aged care at their Tjilpiku Pampaku Ngura aged care facility.

About the Opportunity

Nganampa Health Council (NHC) is currently looking for a driven Human Resources Manager to join their team on a full-time basis. This position is ideally based in Alice Springs, however, depending on the level of experience you bring to the role, there is potential to work remotely.

Reporting to the Health Services Manager, you will be responsible for a full range of HR, organisational development, industrial relations, and work health and safety, as well as injury management.

More specifically, this role will see you: 

  • Managing and leading staff recruitment, retention and development;
  • Providing advice and guidance to management and other staff on a broad range of HR related matters;
  • Implementing and maintaining a newly identified HR Information System;
  • Providing advice on the correct interpretation of relevant awards and multiple EBAs;
  • Assisting the Health Services Manager to ensure NHC complies with its obligations under work health safety legislation;
  • Coordinate the research, development, and implementation of relevant policies, procedures and work instructions; and
  • Acting as the Alice Springs office nominated WHS representative, conducting WHS assessments and audits when required.

To view the full Position Description and selection criteria, please click here.

At Nganampa Health Council, our people are our greatest strength.

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated leadership experience and a strong background in HR. A qualification in this or a relevant area would be well regarded, but is not essential, provided you have significant experience in this area, and are able to work in a complex contracting environment, with multiple relevant awards and EBAs.

NHC is looking for a highly flexible individual, who is comfortable providing advice, making informed decisions, and dealing with some ambiguity. You'll be capable of adapting your approach to the abilities of each employee, working with varying levels of literacy and computer knowledge, and as such will not be solely form-driven.

Leading the transition to a new electronic HR system, you will ideally have experience with ichris, ELMO, Employment Hero, or a similar software, but will also need to be comfortable dealing with the current system of spreadsheets, computer documents and paper files.

It is crucial that you are highly resilient and have a strong commitment to self care, with an understanding of vicarious trauma and the ability to work within a complex, multidisciplinary and cross-cultural setting. Previous experience working in remote areas, with Aboriginal people, or with similar NFP organisations would be beneficial, but not essential provided you have a genuine interest in and commitment to fostering Aboriginal self-determination.

Finally, you will be highly organised, work well under pressure, and be able to meet reporting and other deadlines. With strong communication and conflict resolution skills, you will be skilled in negotiation and able to liaise effectively with a wide range of both internal and external stakeholders.

Please note: You must be willing to obtain, prior to commencing, a Police Check and a Working with Children Check, hold a current driver's license, and be willing to comply with NHC’s immunisation requirements.

About the Benefits 

This is a rare opportunity to advance your career as part of a well-regarded community organisation, and support the team behind a range of nationally and internationally recognised clinical services.

NHC is offering an attractive salary up to $120,000 (commensurate with skills experience), PLUS super and a range of benefits including:

  • 5 weeks annual leave;
  • Salary packaging;
  • Study leave in order to plan and develop your career;
  • Travel subsidies; and
  • Full support from the health team.

For those recruited from outside Central Australia, relocation assistance will be provided, as well as an annual economy airfare for you and your dependents to/from your place of recruitment. Alternatively, depending on your experience level, there is the potential to negotiate work from home options.

To apply, please respond to the questions below, and attach a resume when requested. For your ease you may wish to create responses to the questions in a word document first, and then copy and paste in the boxes.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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