Team Leader People And Culture

City of Ryde Full Time Permanent 19/06/2024
  • Generalist role with strong ER/IR focus
  • Multi-disciplinary workforce
  • Fixed term contract for 18 months (Parental leave)


About Us
City of Ryde, just 12 kilometres from Sydney CBD, is a place of unique lifestyle and opportunity. It is home to an engaged and culturally diverse community of around 130,000 people, and a strong and growing Smart City economy including more than 13,000 local businesses, Macquarie Park, world-class hospitals, and a leading university. All balanced with beautiful bushland, riverfront parks, open spaces, and sport facilities.

Our council delivers a broad range of services, projects, programs, and events. We are actively committed to innovation, sustainability, resilience and providing exceptional customer experiences, and this relies on attracting and keeping great people. We offer a range of benefits, including flexible work arrangements, health and wellbeing programs, a learning and development program including study support, and a reward and recognition program.



About the Role
Council currently has an excellent opportunity for an experienced HR professional to lead our generalist team consisting of 2 business partners and 2 advisors in providing the full range of ER/IR advisory services to managers and staff, as well as providing support to the Manager People and Culture.

Internally the position is known as Senior Coordinator Employee Relations and Workforce Strategy.



About You
Tertiary qualified, you will ideally have experience working in an organisation that has a mix of professional, office and trades/outdoor staff and a strong client satisfaction/customer service culture.

Your professional background will include a track record of resolving a wide range of employee/industrial relations issues through negotiation and facilitation, excellent judgement and attention to detail and a passion for building the skills and knowledge of your team.

In addition, you will also have:
  • Proven skills in providing an internal HR advisory service with a focus on excellent customer service
  • Proven ability to interpret Awards and industrial agreements and apply such instruments in the resolution of workplaces issues and grievances
  • Demonstrated ability to rely on your own judgement and reasoning to develop solutions to problems and in your approach to your work more generally
  • Experience conducting workplace investigations and supporting managers in effectively addressing performance management issues
  • Experience in leading and managing a small HR team simultaneous to supporting senior management and/or the Executive Team
  • Excellent written communication skills with experience preparing detailed and accurate reports for senior management and Council
  • Strong level of PC literacy with experience developing, collating and reviewing HR metrics to assist decision-making
Your commencing annual salary will range from $139,828.04 + Superannuation, dependent on your experience and qualifications.



Culture & Benefits
  • Free shuttle bus between the North Ryde Office and North Ryde Metro Station
  • Commitment to providing opportunities for work/life balance
  • Hybrid work from home and office arrangements available for eligible positions
  • Flexibility regarding start and finish times to suit your lifestyle
  • Work 37.5 hours and enjoy a rostered day off approx. every 3 weeks
  • Long service leave after 5 years, then accrued monthly
  • 18 weeks paid parental leave (for eligible employees)
  • 3 extra grant days at Christmas to ensure you have time to enjoy the holiday
  • Annual performance reviews and Award increases
  • Opportunity to sign up as a fitness passport member
  • Various health & well-being initiatives (i.e. flu vaccinations, etc.)


How to apply
Please ensure you give full answers to the online application questions, showcasing your abilities and experience. Your answers, in conjunction with your resume, will determine if you are invited to an interview.

Please note you do not need a "password" to use our on-line application system, however you have the option save and return to your application prior to the closing date. In addition to answering the online questions, this position requires you to attach your Resume to complete the application process. Please note, you are not required to submit a cover letter or a statement addressing selection criteria.


Closing Date: Sunday 2 July at 11:30pm

If you would like to know more, please see the position description or contact Graham Pares, Executive Manager People & Business on phone 9952 8220 for a confidential discussion.



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