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People and Culture Manager

Closing date: 
Monday, December 13, 2021 - 00:00

About Us

Central Desert Regional Council is a local government authority covering an area over 282,000 Sq. kilometres. The Council provides a range of services in 12 communities to the North of Alice Springs: Lajamanu, Ti Tree, Wilora, Nturiya, Pmara Jutunta, Willowra, Laramba, Nyirripi, Yuelamu, Atitjere, Engawala and Yuendumu. There are also several homelands and outstations. The Central Desert area is considered remote and disadvantaged and over 80% of the population is Aboriginal.

The Role

Operating under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, and in accordance with Regional Council’s corporate plans and policies and relevant legislation this position ensures delivery and provision of quality services in accordance with Regional Council corporate plans, agreements, policies and relevant legislation.


The objectives of the position are

  • To implement and maintain professional human resource practices and systems throughout Council.
  • To develop and implement human resource policies as outlined in the Local Government Act and as required by Council.
  • To effectively contribute, as a member of the Council’s management team, to the management of the Council.
  • To promote a safe and harmonious work environment within a diverse and cross-cultural work place.
  • To provide leadership and advice to the Executive Management Team on all human resource functions and industrial relations matters.

Keys to your success

  • Management, oversight and administration of professional services of a large service to multiple external and/or internal customers and clients.
  • Ensure quality, service delivery across multiple sites and functions as per funding agreements, legislation, Council plans and policy.
  • Manage and report compliance with relevant policy, funding agreements, legislation and Council Policy.
  • Liaise with community, elected members, contractors, staff, management and stakeholders in multiple sites, on issues relevant to Council operations and service plans.
  • Manage, mentor and train staff, ensuring that staff performance expectations, Council policy and WHS obligations are applied.
  • Manage program budgets within financial delegation.
  • Provision of expert, program specific, technical advice including development of procedures, investigation of issues and provision of recommendations on service improvements and efficiencies.
  • Provide professionally written comprehensive formal and ad hoc reports on the overall operations of site and program delivery across multiple locations for publishing internally and externally.
  • Manage complex projects within program area ensuring deliverables and timeframes are achieved.
  • Research, develop and implement program activities, and consult with staff, stakeholders and clients to ensure consistent program delivery across multiple sites.
  • Ensure safety for yourself and others in the workplace, engage in an effective and proactive health, safety and wellbeing culture.
  • Any other reasonable duties delegated by the Supervisor which are within level.

What’s on offer?

  • Total Remuneration Package $127,364.91 (salary $113,699.14)
  • 6 weeks of annual leave
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Relocation benefits available
  • 10% superannuation
  • 12 days of paid TOIL per year

We offer an excellent work/life balance giving you the opportunity to explore this iconic region.

CDRC is obligated (under CHO directions) to employ staff who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or who have an exemption on medical grounds. We can only accept applicants who meet this requirement and you will be required to provide documentation to this effect prior to any offer being made.

To apply for this position please download the Position Description and Information Package below and address the selection criteria in writing.  Applicants will also need to submit a CV and cover letter. When ready, click the link below.

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