NGO Recruitment’s NFP Hiring insights and salary snapshot 2022

Head of People and Culture

Organisation Name The Humour Foundation
Location Sydney
Date Posted 2022-11-04
Job Type Permanent / Part-time
Job Number 994647
  • Join a highly creative organisation promoting the health benefits of humour
  • New management role working as part of the leadership team
  • Would suit HR professionals from art, health, child services or aged care sector


The Organisation
The Humour Foundation is a unique organisation that truly believes laughter is the best medicine. Working with paediatric hospitals, general hospitals and aged care facilities, our programs improve the healthcare experience for sick kids and vulnerable adults through our primary programs, Clown Doctors and Laughter Care.
Engaging 70+ professional performers, the Foundation delivers programs in 20+ hospitals nationally, and works with residents living with dementia and/or experiencing social isolation in aged care facilities. Our work reaches over 200,000 vulnerable children and adults annually and is based on research that proves the physiological and psychological benefits of laughter to health and well-being.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do, and we strive to be respectful, compassionate, optimistic and creative.

Benefits & Culture
  • Part time permanent role with some hybrid / WFH options
  • Working 3 or 4 days per week
  • Not for profit salary packaging offered
  • Additional leave given for the period between Christmas and the New Year

The Role
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, this new leadership position is responsible for employee engagement, recruitment and selection, learning and development and regulatory reporting, all in line with The Humour Foundation’s values. Key activities will include:
  • Work closely with employees to identify professional development and succession planning opportunities
  • Present and provide regular HR reports to board members
  • Chair the organisational culture committee to enhance the value proposition
  • Review recruitment, selection and onboarding process for employees and contractors
  • Develop well-being programs and learning and development initiatives for all staff nationally
  • Oversee health and safety compliance documentation

Skills Required
You are committed to supporting people achieve their full potential, and your background could be in the arts, a community or health driven organisation or an NFP. You will have:
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills, with an ability to interpret relevant HR principles and legislation
  • Experience in mediation or managing conflict resolution processes, with geographically dispersed teams
  • Familiar with Fairwork, EAP and ER regulations and provide recommendations to the CEO and board
  • A keen interest or experience of working with an arts-based organisation and enjoy working within a creative environment
  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Law or related field, along with AHRI membership
The Humour Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, expecting all staff and performers to share this commitment. Selected applicants will undergo a ‘Working with Children Check’ and Police Check.

If you are an experienced HR professional and enjoy working within non-profit organisations, please apply by forwarding your cover letter responding to the skills required above, or call (02) 82430570 or email with any specific questions.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.