Manager People and Culture - City of Darebin

Location Melbourne
Job Type Permanent
Reference JO-2104-104069_1619747460
Posted 8 days ago
  • Join a progressive leader in Local Government
  • Develop people strategies and a transformation agenda
  • Join a contemporary, collaborative leadership team

The City of Darebin is a vibrant municipality just north of Melbourne's CBD. No matter where you're from, you'll feel at home in this cosmopolitan community where different lifestyles, aspirations and talents are welcomed. 160,000 residents speak 138 different languages, embrace 37 different faiths and celebrate their city's rich cultural diversity. The City of Darebin is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in the State.

As a progressive leader in Local Government, the City of Darebin has set an inspiring vision to ensure quality of life for current and future generations in response to the climate emergency, increasing inequality, unprecedented growth and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Reporting to the General Manager Governance and Engagement, the Manager People and Culture will position themselves as a valued partner and trusted adviser providing strategic direction and inspirational leadership across whole of Council. You will develop short, medium and long term strategies and identify and implement cultural change and workforce improvement initiatives to build the internal capacity and capability of the organisation to deliver performance excellence that meets the changing nature and expectations of the Darebin community and legislative requirements. The Manager P&C also has a key role as ambassador for organisational culture and values, ensuring they are visible, embedded and upheld.

To be successful in this critical role, the City of Darebin are seeking to appoint a contemporary, strategic and innovative leader, who has a reputation for creating a collaborative high performing organisational culture. You will be politically astute, responsive and agile, with the capacity to drive change and deliver outcomes aligned with Council's priorities and goals. With outstanding communication and engagement skills and sound financial and project management skills, you are visionary, practical and realistic.

The City of Darebin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate in our selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organisation, or other non-merit factors. We are committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough 'Safety Screening' processes apply. For all other information regarding the City of Darebin, including our Profile, our Diverse Community, our Values, the Council Plan 2017-2021, Equal Opportunity Employment, Disability Access and Inclusion, the Victorian Charter of Human Rights, and Risk Management, visit our website:

For a copy of the PD, please download (copy & paste), or for further information not covered in the PD, please contact Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734. To apply, please click the "Apply Now" button and upload your resume. (Note, you don't need to provide a covering letter or key selection criteria).