Senior Specialist, People & Culture

  • New, full-time opportunity with a supportive for-purpose employer
  • Competitive salary with attractive packaging options and other benefits
  • Impactful role with convenient Sydney CBD location and flexibility to work remotely

About us

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney exists to serve the communities of the city of Sydney, including the Eastern, South-Western and lower North Shore suburbs.

The Archdiocese consists of around 135 Parishes, a Chancery office and a number of agencies. It is involved in a number of ministries and works to provide care and support to people in need across Sydney.

To support its objectives, the Archdiocese is seeking an experienced human resources professional to join its small but impactful People & Culture Team as a Senior Specialist.

The role

Reporting to the Director People & Culture, you will provide high level advice and support across the full range of HR, ER and IR matters that come up within the 600+ religious and staff of the Archdiocese, its agencies and Parishes.

You will be the first point of contact for enquiries and be involved in the following:

  • Providing practical, solutions-focused advice and support regarding contemporary HR practices
  • Working with, improving and developing frameworks, systems and people processes to enhance workplace culture, engagement and outcomes
  • Coaching and supporting senior staff in their development as leaders and management of teams
  • End-to-end recruitment
  • Engaging and influencing at all levels to achieve and support the operational and strategic goals of the People & Culture Team, the Archdiocese, its agencies and Parishes
  • Providing expert advice and direct support in enhancing and managing performance and conduct
  • Identifying impactful and effective People & Culture initiatives, and successfully executing tasks and project work.

About you

As a suitable candidate for this role, you will ideally meet the following Key Requirements:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in HR or related discipline and/or equivalent experience in successfully supporting the full range of HR/ER/IR matters
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example with a style that is engaging, respectful, caring, collaborative, strategic, and beyond reproach
  • Understanding of and willingness to support the ethos and values of the Catholic Church
  • Ability to create and maintain strong and successful working relationships across all levels of the Archdiocese and externally
  • Natural inclination and capacity towards coaching and developing self and others, with a preparedness to have robust and supportive constructive professional conversations
  • Purpose, service and results oriented with the capability to work collaboratively and autonomously as needed, while meeting competing priorities
  • Proven ability to offer effective and practical operational and strategic advice and insights, and to execute projects and plans to promote the vision and mission of the People & Culture Team and the Archdiocese.

What’s on offer?

For the successful candidate, we are offering:

  • Ongoing, full-time employment with a for-purpose organisation which has an active presence in the lives of millions of people
  • A positive and supportive working environment, including a hybrid working model which offers flexibility and work/life balance
  • A competitive salary with attractive packaging options
  • Commitment to support ongoing learning and professional development
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program and other wellbeing initiatives
  • The opportunity to have a real impact in a team with planned growth and an ambitious project list.

Next steps

REACH Human Resources has been appointed to support the recruitment process for this role.

For a copy of the Position Description or to make an enquiry, please contact Nevine Piperides at [email protected] or 0418 698 327.

Applications should be sent directly to Nevine Piperides at [email protected] and include:

  • a brief cover letter outlining how you meet the Key Requirements outlined above; and
  • a current resume.

Applications close Monday, 18 October 2021.

The Archdiocese is wholly committed to ensuring the safety, well-being and dignity of all children, and acknowledges its important legal, moral and spiritual responsibility to create a safe and nurturing environment for those children. Preferred candidates must be willing to obtain a current Working with Children Check.

As the role is a full-time permanent role, only candidates with the unrestricted right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

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