At Aurora, their goal is for every Indigenous student to access educational opportunities, so they realise their academic potential. For some, that is completing Year 12 and for others, that’s a PhD from Harvard. Aurora are aiming to shift the paradigm about what is possible for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians, starting with students in Year 8 with their high school program, all the way through to post-graduate studies at international universities with Aurora’s scholarship program.
Reporting to the CEO, the HR Manager has accountability for the strategic HR development of Aurora and the provision of day-to-day HR services across the organisation with the aim of maintaining high employee engagement and delivery of quality programs to their stakeholders. Key responsibilities: • Maintain Aurora’s Workplace Health and Safety Handbook and processes, in accordance with organisational and legislative requirements. • Oversee HR procedures such as complaint handling, conflict resolution, payroll preparation, provision of work equipment and access to entitlement benefits. • Oversee recruitment processes, in conjunction with the Administration Manager, including workforce planning, interviews assessments and reference checks. • Comply with cultural safety principles about overcoming the cultural power imbalances of places, people and policies to contribute to improvements in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander education. • With the Leadership team, design, implement and report on HR strategic and operation plans that support Aurora’s overall strategic growth and objectives. • Facilitate and report on the ongoing development and implementation of the Indigenous Employment Strategy, alongside the working group and Indigenous staff network. • Maintain the National Child Safety, Code of Conduct and Procedure. • Manage direct reports in accordance with Aurora’s policies and procedures.
You will have at least 5 years’ demonstrated HR experience, preferable within the NFP sector and ideally within Indigenous affairs. You will be just as comfortable writing strategy as rolling your sleeves up on day-to-day support. You will bring solid experience in recruitment and retention, career development and workplace health and safety. Selection Criteria • To be Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine requirement for this role under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). • A demonstrated understanding of or capacity to learn about Indigenous histories, cultures, organisations, and the issues facing Indigenous people in Australia meeting their aspiration for their communities and families. • The ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous people, stakeholders, and organisations. • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant area. • Minimum five years’ experience as an HR generalist with strong knowledge of contemporary HR practices including recruitment, performance management, learning, policy and employee relations – ideally within the Indigenous sector. • Strong knowledge of employment legislation with sound working knowledge of workplace health and safety. • Collaborative and consultative approach to work. • Highly developed leadership, management, interpersonal, influencing, communication, negotiation, and people management skills. • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a small team. • Well-developed written communication skills. • Ability to work autonomously displaying sound judgement, taking a flexible and adaptive approach to providing advice. • Intermediate computer literacy. Other Requirements • Willingness to obtain a Working With Children Check • Satisfactory national police check • A willingness and ability to travel to regional, metropolitan and interstate locations for work purposes
• Competitive salary • Salary packaging plus Meal and Accommodation card • Culturally safe team environment • Sydney location
The role is based in Sydney. How to Apply Applications should be submitted to [email protected] with the subject line “Aurora Education Foundation – HR Manager”. Your application should include: • a cover letter [maximum five pages] responding to the selection criteria as detailed above • an up-to-date CV of no more than four pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role Applications must be received by Midnight March 22, 2021. Late submissions will not be accepted. How to get more information Additional information is available in the role description or by contacting the team at Pipeline Talent. Lesina Gibbs-Manuatu | Talent Acquisition Specialist, Pipeline Talent Email: [email protected] Ph: 0408 027 880