First listed on: 21 November 2023

People & Culture Business Partner 

  • Flexible Working Arrangements, including the ability to work remotely
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,900 per year tax free)
  • Parental Leave contract
About the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre 

Founded in 2001, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social well being. We champion the rights of people seeking asylum and mobilise a community of compassion to create lasting social and policy change. 

We are a value-driven organisation that strives to be part of a change movement that supports people seeking asylum by providing critical services such as assistance with accommodation, food provisions, casework and legal services. 

The ASRC movement is proudly supported by a community of committed volunteers and supporters who embrace the organisation’s vision that people seeking asylum can live safely, sustainably, independently and equally.

Our Values 

The human rights of people seeking asylum and refugees are at the foundation of all we do and the workforce makes it happen, doing the work to bring the vision and purpose to life. 

Our organisational values are:
  • Welcoming
  • Authentic
  • Courageous
  • Collaborative 
About The Role 

The ASRC is seeking an experienced, organised and strategic People & Culture Partner to join the People & Culture team on a parental leave contract.

The People and Culture Business Partner is a new senior level role created to support the ASRC’s new People and Culture strategy and deploy best practice human resource principles across the workforce lifecycle. Responsible for providing expert advice, including performance management, talent management and learning and development, this role will work closely with key stakeholders across the organisation. 

In conjunction with the wider People and Culture team, the People & Culture Partner will lead the development, delivery and implementation of projects and initiatives that aim to embed performance and capability across the organisation, as well projects that work to promote best practice workforce culture. 

About You

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of HR management and possess excellent skill in communication and stakeholder management. In addition to your relevant experience, you will possess the following skills and expertise:
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain positive and productive relationships with employees and multiple stakeholders in a Human Resources context including effective coaching of senior stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated experience in the execution of HR processes and activities within a complex environment  
  • Extensive professional knowledge and experience of leading and delivering contemporary HR management services, policies and practices including change management; diversity and inclusion; industrial agreements, e.g., awards and enterprise agreements; legislative requirements as applicable to the workplace; HR/ER case management  
  • A high degree of initiative demonstrated through autonomous approach to delivering results, as well as a highly effective team collaborator.  
  • Demonstrated HRIS experience, with strong knowledge across HR, learning and Payroll systems, including experience implementing effective digital workflows and HR reporting and data analytics functions.
Lived experience of seeking asylum in Australia is highly desirable. Knowledge of policy and issues impacting on people seeking asylum in Australia as well as previous experience working within a not-for-profit environment, would also be advantageous.

Employee Benefits  

Joining the ASRC means being a part of the largest human rights organisation in Australia, supporting refugees and people seeking asylum. We recognise and appreciate our incredible staff for their contribution, dedication and passion to support and empower people seeking asylum by providing the following conditions above the relevant modern award:
  • Flexible Working Arrangements, including the ability to work remotely
  • Annual Leave Loading of 17.5%
  • Additional discretionary leave provisions including:
    • Bonus Paid Leave over the December-January Holiday Season
    • Leave due to Cultural or Religiously Significant Events
    • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Leave
    • Leave for Staff Seeking Asylum
    • Gender Affirmation Leave
  • Free onsite car and bicycle parking
  • Salary packaging (up to $15,900 per year tax free)
  • Entertainment Packaging (up to $2,650 per year tax free)
  • Discounts via HR systems provider at grocery and retail outlets
  • Close proximity to public transport (100 metres from Footscray station and buses)
Position Description

Please find the Position Description here to address the Selection Criteria: 

Application Process

Only applications that include a CV and cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria, will be considered.

Applications close Wednesday 29 November 11:59pm.  

Shortlisting for this position will commence immediately, and the position may close earlier than stated if we have found suitable candidates.

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Check and provision of a valid Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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