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Head of People & Culture

Organisation Name First Peoples Disability Network Australia
Location Sydney, Bella Vista
Date Posted 2024-04-16
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 1202905
  • Give a voice to the needs and concerns of First Peoples with disabilities
  • Develop, shape and champion a best practice people and culture strategy
  • Suits a hands-on human resources specialist with a human services background


This is an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander targeted position
The Organisation

First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families, and communities.

FPDN’s purpose is to promote respect for human rights, secure social justice, and empower First Peoples with disability to participate in Australian society on an equal basis with others. They are the custodians of the narratives of First Peoples with disability, their families and communities and recognise this important responsibility. FPDN works for the recognition, respect, protection and fulfilment of the human rights of First Peoples with disability and their families.

Benefits & Culture
  • Quickly growing and inclusive First Peoples organisation
  • Generous salary including tax effective packaging
  • Western Sydney location with some WFH flexibility
The Role

Working closely with the COO, board and senior leadership team, you will move the organisation forward on critical aspects of people and culture. You’ll develop and implement effective, best practice people and culture frameworks, policies and procedures and drive a values-based, high-performance workforce to deliver outcomes for clients and stakeholders.  
This is both a strategic and hands on role, with end-to-end responsibility for the employee lifecycle encompassing talent acquisition, learning and development, employee relations, contracts management, day-to-day HR support and WHS.
Specifically, you will:
  • Develop and implement best practice P&C strategy, processes, and infrastructure
  • Champion and drive a culture of performance, accountability and development across the organisation
  • Influence best practice disability employment including access, inclusion and reasonable adjustments
  • Oversee and manage employee relations and industrial relations matters
  • Ensure cultural safety and sensitivity are woven into how FPDN operates

Skills Required

You will identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and you’ll have developed your career as a true HR generalist within an Indigenous, disability, health or human services environment.

With unwavering focus on social equality for First Peoples, you bring proven ability to translate strategy into action whilst managing the detail of day-to-day operations, together with a track record of achieving team engagement and improvement across people and culture organisationally.

Your experience also includes previous success in:
  • Developing and implementing best practice P&C initiatives, policies and processes
  • Managing and developing people to maximise effectiveness and well-being
  • Overseeing contract management
  • Ensuring high quality compliance processes and risk management

If you are a passionate people and culture leader with a desire to positively impact First peoples living with disability, please click apply to submit your resume and cover letter responding to the skills required section of the advertisement above, or speak with Hayley Martin on 02 8243 0570 for further information.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested, we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

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