People and Capability Manager - Southern Rural Water

Job Title: People and Capability Manager - Southern Rural Water
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-04-29
Reference: JO-1904-94876
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 30, 2019 15:33

Job Description

  • Influence the future direction of Southern Rural Water
  • Flexible working arrangements with offices across Southern Victoria
  • Senior role with attractive salary package on offer
Southern Rural Water (SRW) manages rural water and groundwater across the southern half of Victoria from the Great Divide to the coast and to the South Australian border in the west and the NSW border in the east. SRW is a government-owned statutory corporation, operating with offices across the state to support agricultural production, electricity generation, country towns and cities, and rural and urban businesses.
SRW is experiencing a period of once in-a-generation transformation, with the modernisation of major infrastructure and services, upgrading irrigation districts and preparing them for a more climate-resilient future. The transformation does not stop in the field: new IT projects, customer interfaces, business systems and people and culture processes are helping SRW to develop a future-ready organisation. 
The People and Capability Manager will provide high-level human resources and workplace relations advice to management and staff across SRW. With a focus on continuous improvement, you will lead the team to drive high service delivery standards in the areas of employee services and payroll, recruitment and onboarding, employee relations and learning and organizational development.
This critical role will see you draw on your substantial human resources leadership experience in a broad range of areas. Your ability to manage change in a complex environment coupled with coupled with your analytical problem-solving mind will also be required to see you identify issues, develop solutions and provide advice across the organisation. Additionally, your experience developing strong and collaborative working relationships across an organisation and your enthusiasm for continuous improvement that focuses on the future of the organisation will be key.
To apply for this role, please click on the “apply now” button to upload your CV. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589 or Renee Russo on (03) 9929 9507.
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