Executive Manager People, Culture & Safety

Job Title: Executive Manager People, Culture & Safety
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2007-100879_1594362086
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 22, 2020 08:52

Job Description

  • Strategic partner to ELT and CEO
  • Focus on organisational culture and capability uplift
  • Complex Service delivery organisation

The City of Port Phillip is a uniquely vibrant and creative inner-city council with a spectacular, enviable foreshore. Our highly talented and dedicated workforce deliver more than 100 programs and services to our residents, businesses and visitors. Our Council Plan is shaped by our desire to celebrate our history, protect our character, and encourage inclusion and creativity, while planning for the future of a dynamic and evolving City.

City of Port Phillip have recently realigned our operating model to achieve our organisational vision "to be recognised as a leading local government organisation that is agile, future ready and trusted; to leave our community and our people in a better place" and accelerate the delivery of our strategy. This newly created roles will form part of our dynamic senior leadership team and provide strategic oversight and leadership that enhances the quality of life and value for the community.

Reporting to the General Manager City Growth & Organisational Capability, the Executive Manager of People Culture & Safety will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to our organisational capability: human resources; health, safety and wellbeing and people & culture systems and analytics functions as well as contributing more broadly to the strategic leadership of the organisation and curation of a positive organisational culture.

Through our People & Culture Strategy we have made a commitment to our people to provide inspiring leadership, and the skills, knowledge and tools for our people to be the best they can be; a culture that encourages teamwork and innovation and a welcoming, healthy and inclusive workplace that recognises and invests in the talent of each of our people. Serving as a strategic partner to the executive leadership team, the role will support the Chief Executive Officer and organisation to deliver this Strategy

To be successful in this role, you will be a strategic thinker with a track record managing high performing teams. With tertiary qualifications in a related field, you will have experience leading cultural change in complex organisations. Proven ability to lead the development and implementation of complex and sensitive projects together with your creative mindset and the ability to lead, manage and motivate employees to their full potential will ensure you deliver successfully. With a mix of operational and strategic experience, you will have demonstrated experience coaching organisational leaders to support and implement change. Your extensive experience in strategic, tactical and operational work related to People and Safety will underpin your ability to drive positive change in the business and drive excellence in performance. You are a values driven leader who is known for your collaborative approach and genuine commitment to making a difference in community.

The City of Port Phillip is committed to a culture of ethical leadership, openness, respect and integrity and provides a great work-life balance

To apply, please click the "Apply Now" button and upload your resume. For a copy of the Position Description, please download: Success Profile - EM People, Culture & Safety.pdf

or for a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon from Davidson on 0455 118 868 or

Applications close 5pm, Friday 24th July 2020.