First listed on: 16 April 2024

Director People & Culture


Lead our People & Culture team to drive positive workforce initiatives aligned to strategic business objectives in this key leadership role.

  • Ongoing Public Service Senior Executive Band 1 role based at Sydney Olympic Park with hybrid work options.
  • Attractive total remuneration package range $242,579 up to $266,682 per annum inclusive of superannuation. Superannuation is paid by the executive from the TRP.

Working with us
The Office of Sport is the lead NSW Government agency for sport and active recreation.

With a vision of sport and active recreation creating healthier people, connecting communities and making a stronger NSW, we provide the people of NSW with the leadership, policies, programs, funding and infrastructure necessary to maximise the social, health and economic benefits realised through this valued sector.

Our work is spread across NSW, with ten Sport and Recreation Centres, five Olympic Sport Venues and offices throughout the state.

About the role

As Director People & Culture, you will lead the development and delivery of all people related services, undertake strategic workforce planning and drive enhancements to culture that supports the Office of Sport’s strategic and operational objectives. 

You will be responsible for the leadership, oversight and direction of the People & Culture Branch, which incorporates the following functions:

  • Workforce Management
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Workplace Relations
  • Organisational Development
  • HR Programs & Services

Key accountabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing strategic and authoritative leadership on the full range of people related issues and approaches to the Chief Executive, Executive Director Corporate, Executive Directors and Leadership team.
  • Leading and managing the People & Culture Branch as a centre of excellence and provide a business partnering service, which provides relevant and responsive advice, frameworks and procedures to support and facilitate effective functioning of the Office of Sport and its Divisions and Entities.
  • Designing and overseeing the implementation of innovative and proactive workforce strategies to attract, develop and retain a capable and qualified workforce to deliver on the Office of Sport’s strategic goals.
  • Leading the development of workplace and industrial relations reform that meet business needs and lead the provision of effective and timely advice and resolution of matters.
  • Managing the shared service arrangement and identifying opportunities to improve HR operational performance. 

Essential Requirements

  • Proven track record, in a senior HR leadership role, for managing human resources in a diverse and complex organisation and managing multiple teams in the achievement of business goals.
  • Substantial knowledge of Government relations, human resource management, organisational development and employment relations.
  • Tertiary qualifications and / or extensive equivalent experience in human resources or related discipline.

The Office of Sport is a great place to work, we offer:

  • A family friendly and flexible working environment
  • A competitive salary
  • Generous leave entitlements including recreation, sick/carer’s, family and community services.
  • Access to salary packaging, Fitness Passport and the Employee Assistance Program
  • Leadership development training programs
  • Free onsite parking
  • Convenient location, easy access to public transport and to shops

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Sport is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQA+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Office encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person, and advise us of your requirements.

How to apply
To apply for this role, you need click ‘Apply Online’ to submit your application, Job Reference No. 0000AJUI.
When applying you need to:

  • Provide your responses to the two pre-screening questions (maximum of 2 pages).
  • Attach a cover letter to your online application (maximum 1 page)
  • Provide a resume that details your current and previous experiences (maximum of 4 pages)

Further information about “Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service” is available on I work for NSW.

Pre-screening questions

  1. Outline strategies you have developed to build organisational culture and engagement. How did you engage with executive stakeholders and staff? How were the changes embedded into the culture, including the application of change management to ensure sustainable change?
  2. Please outline your experience and specific examples in the implementation of career development programs aimed at employee growth and retention.


  • For further information about the role please contact Cassie Tuckwell (Executive Director, Corporate) on 0418 355 329 | or view the role description.
  • The successful applicant will be subject to a National Criminal Records Check.
  • Working with Children Check.
  • No offer of employment will be made until all relevant clearances are finalised.

Applications Close: Sunday, 28 April 2024 at 11:59pm (AEST)

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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