First listed on: 03 June 2024

General Manager, People & Culture


At Darwin Turf Club, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and dynamic workplace culture that empowers our employees to thrive and succeed.

As a leading organisation, we pride ourselves on our innovative approach, commitment to excellence and dedication to employee well-being.

Reporting directly to the CEO and a part of the executive management team, we are seeking an experienced and visionary General Manager of People and Culture to lead our human resources team and drive strategic initiatives that enhance our organisational culture, talent management and employee engagement.

This role is pivotal in shaping and nurturing our workplace environment, ensuring it aligns with our core values and business objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership & Strategy: Develop and implement HR Strategies that align with the Darwin Turf Club/ Silks mission and goals. 
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the team, ensuring high performance and professional development.
  • End-to-end recruitment of both casual and permanent employees, including but not limited to advertising, shortlisting, interviewing, reference checking, on-boarding and induction processes.
  • Ensure successful implementation of HR policies, procedures and processes, ensuring that they are legislatively compliant and reflective of current best practice. Partners with management to communicate these policies, procedures and processes.
  • Designs, directs and manages an organization development program which addresses issues such as succession planning, workforce development, employee retention, organisation design and change management.
  • Leads implementation of the performance management system, including probation reviews, annual performance review process, performance improvement plans for underperforming employees, employee recognition program.
  • Interpretation of modern Awards and legislation in line with organisational requirements.
  • Foster a positive workplace culture. Develop and execute programs that enhance employee engagement, satisfaction and overall well-being.
  • Overseeing all Work Health and Safety requirements of the business and working with outside consultants and management to ensure ongoing compliance.
  • Monitoring and maintenance of the organisation’s HRIS and payroll system (Employment Hero).
  • Managing compliance requirements in relation to Responsible Service of Alcohol, Responsible Service of Gambling.
  • Ongoing management and updating of the remuneration framework for salaried employees in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Overseeing employee disciplinary meetings, terminations and investigations, and acting as a representative of DTC for any claims made to the Fair Work Commission.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor on employee relations issues, ensuring fair and consistent application of policies and practices.
  • Address and resolve workplace conflicts and grievances.
  • Champion diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a Human Resources management position.
  • Knowledge of Racing and/or Events industry is preferred but not essential.
  • Experience with a large casual and seasonal workforce.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite or related software.
  • Proficiency with or the ability to quickly learn the organisation’s HRIS (Employment Hero).

If you are passionate about all things people and culture, we'd love to hear from you. “Apply Now”

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