First listed on: 23 May 2022

HR Manager

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time for  up to 12 months (maternity relief)
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 4
Remuneration: $130 373 - $155 983 per annum
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ313188

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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What you'll be doing

The Workforce Manager is a key role in providing high quality strategic and operational Workforce advice and support across the Network. The post holder will also be required to work strategically to understand the business strategies across the Network and or within the Directorates where support is required.  The Workforce Manager will work with the Director and Associate Director to develop programs to support key people and workforce issues across the Network. Specifically the post holder will:

  • Act as an advocate of change and innovation in support of business and Workforce strategies and champion best practice Workforce management, influencing key business decisions to ensure the effective management of staff through the fair, efficient and pragmatic application of best practice. 

  • Develop robust relationships with Directors and senior management, staff and other stakeholders to influence, challenge and support service delivery and people strategies, establishing credibility as an expert in operational Workforce matters. Work alongside the Directors/senior management and their teams in identifying workforce issues and developing appropriate business focused Workforce interventions. Work closely with other Workforce Managers, Medical Workforce Manager, Workforce Transactional Services Manager and WHS Manager where appropriate and to gain maximum effectiveness. 

  • Provide advice and guidance on complex Workforce issues using a risk management model. 

  • To lead and manage complex processes including investigations, disputes resolution, facilitation and mediation, in consultation with Director/Associate Director and with legal/professional expert support as appropriate.

  • Work with senior Workforce colleagues and the wider Workforce teams to ensure the Workforce consultancy services provided meet the needs of the Network or service area

  • Drive specific projects to support delivery of the people and workforce strategy, both within the Directorates and across the Network as appropriate. 

Selection Criteria:

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications in Workforce Management, Employee Relations, Employment Law, other relevant field and/or extensive experience in human resources management in a large diverse service industry organisation

  2. Demonstrated capacity to keep abreast of emerging policy trends and changes to employment related law and apply them to contemporary service delivery models in Health.

  3. Demonstrated experience in the delivery business focused Workforce and people outcomes that are beneficial to the organisation.

  4. Demonstrated ability to lead a professional Workforce team in the provision of the full range of Workforce services.

  5. Extensive experience in providing expert technical and specialised strategic Workforce /ER and change management advice and services at a senior level.

  6. Well-developed analytical skills and problem solving skills that enable sound decision making, timely responses, creative resolution based approaches and the development of sound policies and /or strategies to address issues.

  7. Extensive experience in employment relations including demonstrated ability in negotiation and/or advocacy and briefing lawyers/counsel and preparation of legal briefing documents.

  8. Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to prepare complex briefs, reports and submissions.

SCHN is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally and linguistically diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.                                             

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to commencement with NSW Health OR provide an approved medical contraindication certificate.

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Applications Close: 05/06/2022

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