Human Resources Director

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  • Lead the Human Resources function with strategy
  • Early years management organisation, Not-for-Profit organisation
  • 2 year fixed term contract – Part-time 25 hours per week – Flexible hours

About ECKA
The Eureka Community Kindergarten Association Inc. (ECKA) is a not-for-profit Early Years Management (EYM) organisation that was founded in 2003 when six community kindergartens came together to establish the organisation. ECKA is committed to providing leadership and management to community-based early childhood education and care services; operating 29 early education and childcare services across Ballarat and surrounding local government areas, with a current workforce of 218.

ECKA’s organisation is built on the values of respect, compassion, courage, and collaboration which is lived out in their purpose of Enriching children’s lives through learning’ – through delivering quality education and care services for children in their early years; and, working in partnership to identify, develop, and deliver services that meet the needs of families and communities.

About the role
ECKA are investing in the future of their people and the organisation and have created the new position of Human Resources (HR) Director to join their team. The role will be responsible for leading the development and management of ECKA’s people management strategies, initiatives, programs, services and culture – supporting optimal organisational performance and productivity, ensuring alignment with the overall organisational strategy.

With a team of 4 direct reports, the role sits as part of ECKA’s Leadership team. and requires a strong strategic focus while still requiring you to be operational and hands-on. ECKA has experienced significant growth to date and with the opportunity to scale up for increased pre-prep hours and funded kinder services, the HR Director will lead the transformation of ECKA’s workforce to support the growth and quality service delivery.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development, implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation of an innovative People Plan, managing the design and delivery of a strategic workforce plan in accordance with ECKA’s strategy and business plans
  • Optimise the employee experience through innovative strategies and collaborate across the organisation to drive employment brand awareness and talent acquisition
  • Provide leadership to the HR team and ensure the efficient and effective delivery of services such as – organisation design, workforce planning, remuneration, recruitment, performance management, IR/ER compliance, succession planning, and capability development
  • Implement and lead diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and initiatives to promote and increase diversity at all levels of the organisation
  • Ensure the ECKA human resource policies and procedures are current, compliant, effective and align with ECKA’s people strategy
  • Oversee the setup and ongoing maintenance of HRIS and payroll systems (ADP) ensuring programs are being used to their full capabilities

About you
ECKA’s HR Director will have significant and demonstrated experience in leading the human resource function of a business, with experience developing, implementing, and delivering strategic people and workforce plans. A thorough knowledge and application of employment legislation, industrial relations, and employee relations is essential.

You will have experience in leading transformational change programs with demonstrated highly developed analytical and conceptual skills that deliver positive and innovative solutions. Skills in business planning, budgeting and cost management along with experience in researching and implementing fit for purpose technology applications and software is required.

Success requires the ability to engage, inspire, and lead high-performing teams across diverse and remote groups through highly developed interpersonal, collaboration, and conflict-resolution skills to motivate people to be their best.

Requirements of the role include:

  • Post-graduate qualifications in human resources, business management and/or a related discipline
  • A valid (employee) Working with Children Check
  • A cleared National Police Record Check
  • Current Victorian Driver’s License
  • Current right to work in Australia

Please note this is 2 year fixed term contract.

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For further information contact Ange Connor on 0407 833 152.
To apply, please submit your application using the above link by the close of business on Monday 3rd June, 2024.

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