Employer Bio:
A high performing and well regarded private school that values hard work, collaboration, commitment and compassion, our client is dedicated to the education and development of all students in their care, and promote excellence in learning and diversity of thought. Renowned for their innovation in pedagogy, exceptional teaching and learning facilities, a rare opportunity for a dynamic Leader of People & Capability has now become available to join the management team.

The Job:
The Leader of People and Capability drives the development and implementation of comprehensive workforce strategies that align with the school’s overall strategy, vision and values, and creates enriching employee experiences. Responsible for all aspects of human resources, you’ll create, lead and coordinate processes, projects and initiatives aimed at ensuring the school’s people practices support an engaged and effective workforce. Portfolios include talent acquisition, training and development, performance, employee relations, employment law and compliance, compensation and benefits, OHS, administration and HR system management. You’ll support continuous improvements in teaching and learning, leadership, staff retention and effectiveness, provide trusted ER and IR advice to leaders, and delver workforce practices that optimise organisational effectiveness. Championing change management strategies that support the success of projects, you’ll facilitate the continued growth of a positive and productive workplace culture, and promote a unified approach to staffing across the school, fostering collaboration and effective talent management practices. Leveraging systems and technology to gather and analyse data and develop initiatives that proactively address identified focus areas, you’ll lead the people and capability team, and will also design and deliver employee recognition programs that acknowledge and celebrate achievements, contributing to an overall culture of appreciation and motivation.

Benefits On Offer:
You’ll enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities for ongoing and professional and personal development, generous leave entitlements, staff wellness activities including gym access, yoga sessions and interest groups, access to an extensive Employee Assistance Program, onsite parking, generous remuneration and salary packaging benefits.

Culture Snapshot:
A proud, dynamic and nurturing environment with a rich heritage, strong traditions, a warm welcoming community and an exciting future, the culture here is of engaged people of substance and drive, and professionals of competence and passion, collaborating in their mission of cultivating an exceptional learning and teaching environment. Determined to pursue possibilities, they are reimagining learning but balance the desire to be progressive and offer outstanding opportunities for students, with the desire to be wholesome, authentic and personal. Above all, they place value and thought on people, programs and places. Relationships are at the heart of all they do, as are their ideals of courage, compassion and commitment.

Skills Required:
With significant experience in a similar wide ranging role (experience in a school setting desirable but not mandatory), you are complemented by tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Organisational Psychology or similar, and have extensive knowledge of, and experience in, industrial and employee relations. You’ll have proven experience supporting successful change in partnership with stakeholders, and an ability to use coaching and consulting skills to deliver proactive and pragmatic solutions. A skilled communicator, you can effectively convey information, influence others and build positive, trusting relationships. With a passion to contribute to the employee experience within a valued-based organisation, and with strong analytical skills, you’ll also be able to use data, metrics and analytics to determine and drive priorities and be adept at managing employee relations, conflict resolution and performance management. Professional industry memberships and certifications (e.g., AHRI) would be highly regarded.

How To Be Considered:
To apply, please contact Lauren Hogan of Fruition Recruitment on 0439 351 629 to discuss your suitability and obtain a formal position description. Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter (no more than 750 words) broadly addressing the requirements in the position description, and a CV including the details of two professional references, via email to [email protected] (applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and references won’t be contacted without prior verbal consent). For further information on this opportunity or if you have a disability or medical condition and require alternative access application methods, or would like to discuss access requirements/ reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact Lauren Hogan to discuss. Please note, applicants will be subject to appropriate employment and compliance checks prior to appointment and during employment.

Who Are We:
Fruition Recruitment is a Geelong based, and Geelong exclusive, boutique recruitment firm that specialises in talent acquisition, executive search and talent advisory. With a reputation for providing industry leading results, Fruition works hard to provide a fresh alternative to transactional sales-driven agencies and is a business that clients love working with and candidates trust. We are working on this vacancy on behalf of our client.

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to both us, and to the businesses with which we partner. Our clients want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to organisations, and to our community.

Please note though, due to the large volume of applications responses we receive to our advertised roles, we’re only able to contact shortlisted candidates. If it has been more than 7 business days since the date of your application and you haven’t heard from us but would like some specific feedback on your application, please feel free to contact us directly and we’d be happy to discuss with you.

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