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People & Culture Lead Generalist

Position Details

Role: People & Culture Lead

Status: Full time - 38 hours per week

Reports to: Operations Manager

Award: Level 5, Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010

Location: Minus18 Office, at the Victorian Pride Centre, 79-81 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC. This role may include working from home during COVID-19 and beyond.

Salary: $95,990 Salary Package (Non-PBI Equivalent) + Super - includes:

  • $86,970 Starting Base Pay
  • Up to $6,386 in tax-savings via our offered charity salary packaging.
  • $2,582 allowances and benefits
    • $8,697 Super (10% of base pay)

Start date: June 2022

Flexibility and Access

  • We offer 5 weeks of paid leave each year rather than the standard 4 weeks
  • Start time: We offer a standard flexible start time between 8:00am and 9:30am, and aim to offer further adhoc flexibilities as needed.
  • We offer adhoc work from home arrangements when necessary.
  • This role is located at the Victorian Pride Centre in St Kilda,
    an exciting, purpose built space for LGBTQIA+ community organisations opening in 2021. This space includes:

    • »  A raised Tram Stop within 100m from the building entrance.
    • »  Elevators and accessible bathrooms.
    • »  End of trip facilities.
    • »  Dedicated prayer rooms.

About this position

We’re looking for a generalist People & Culture Lead to join our mission to improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ young people across Australia. In the past 18 months we’ve grown from 8 to 16 employees, and have cultivated a people-focused culture that works to celebrate how we bring our identity to the workplace.

We anticipate a team of 20 employees by early 2023 - and it’s our strong culture and ways of working as a team that have unlocked this growth. This brand new role has been created to lead the people operations at Minus18 to ensure they are embedded into our practice as we scale our work. Day to day, this looks like:

Immediate Priorities:

Working with the Operations Manager, you’ll refine our HR processes and systems, lead talent acquisition, and ensure compliance with HR, small business and working with children requirements.

In the Long term:

We’re motivated by creating a workplace that provides the accessibility and flexibility to inspire great work, and are seeking a candidate who is interested in learning more and growing in the areas of Employee Experience and driving awesome, people-centric culture.

We’re building an organisation and practice that gives our people what they need to improve the lives of LGBTQIA+ youth each day, and we’d love for you to join us.

Role context

This is a new role, created to take on responsibilities currently overseen by the Operations Manager and the CEO. While the role will work independently, you will:

  • Receive induction and ongoing support.
  • Be the first member of a team within a growing organisation.

Major responsibility areas

People operations

1. Oversee Process and Practices

  • Facilitate the implementation of a dedicated HR software system. Maintain people-related policies and suggest ways to expand our people practices.
  • Maintain employee records, generating contracts and other HR paperwork as needed. Support our performance and remuneration review processes.
  • Facilitate talent acquisition: end-to-end recruitment, onboarding and offboarding;

2. Compliance

  • Support compliance of HR functions including payroll, NES, Award, and other employment legislation.
  • Support other tasks as directed by the Operations Manager.

Key Impact Indicators

  • HR documentation is migrated from G-Suite and Xero to specialised HR software.
  • Payroll is processed on time and compliant.
  • Employee documentation, performance and remuneration activities are complete and up to date.
  • Candidate pools for new roles are diverse, and new hires are retained.
  • Employment compliance issues are identified and resolved.
  • Stretch goal: HR system utilises automation to enhance scalability in preparation for future growth.

Employee Experience

1. Employee Experience and Engagement

  • Define the employee journey to identify and build on existing cultural practices.
  • Collect and report on employee feedback and suggest innovative ways to deepen employee value. Support the finalisation of Minus18’s employee value proposition.
  • Provide updates to the broader team about all things people and culture.

2. Team Development

  • Plan activities to foster social connection, wellbeing and access and inclusion within the team.

Key Impact Indicators

  • Employee journey is defined, with clear areas identified for growth.
  • Employee Engagement Feedback is gathered twice yearly and reported back to the team.
  • Employees are likely to recommend Minus18 as an employer, committed to staying, and feel recognised, connected and included at work.
  • Stretch goal: Employee Value Proposition formally defined.

The Ideal Candidate has:

  1. Experience and/or tertiary qualifications in Human Resources Management, People & Culture.
  2. Sound administration skills and understanding of employment legislation and compliance.
  3. Demonstrated experience building People Operation practices in a growing organisation.
  4. Lived experience with LGBTQIA+ identity/ies and a strong understanding of the practices that support these experiences in the workplace.
  5. A passion for Minus18’s mission to support LGBTQIA+ youth and well versed in contemporary and progressive HR practices.
You’ll also need
  1. A successful Police Background Check and a successful Working With Children Check (WWCC). These can be obtained once an offer of employment is made, and before role commencement.
  2. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status.

We’ve provided a significant amount of information about this role to support your application process, and give you a full understanding of what you are applying for.

Research shows that men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, while other genders (and intersecting identities) tend to only apply when they check every box.

If you think you have what it takes but don’t meet every single criteria above, we would still love to hear from you.

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send us the following:

  • A copy of your CV
  • A short pre-recorded video (max 5 min) introducing yourself, and briefly responding to the 5 key selection criteria - recorded on your phone is fine. Please ensure this is uploaded to a 3rd party service (such as Youtube, Dropbox, etc) and shared via URL, not as an attachment.

Please email this to with subject ‘People & Culture Lead’. Please ensure that only one email is sent.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Thursday 12 May 2022 10pm

Application Process

  1. Pre-Recorded Interview First round, you are asked to submit a pre-recorded introductory interview, responding to the key selection criteria.
  2. Live Interviews Successful candidates will be invited to a live interview with the team. These will be conducted face to face or online.
  3. Reference Check Successful candidates will undergo a reference check.
  4. Child Safety Check Successful candidates must undergo a successful Working With Children

    Check and Police Background Check.

Melbourne / Naarm
Applications close
10pm Thursday 12 May 2022
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