Manager - Human Resources - Position No 1300.000 (Re-advertised)

Job No: COWRA68
Location: Cowra, NSW

Position No:                          1300.000

Weekly Salary:                     $1910.84 plus 9.5% Superannuation

Position Status:                    Permanent  Full Time

Hours of Work:                     35 Hour Week with RDO every Fortnight

Closing Date:                        4.30pm Friday 29 September 2017

 *Readvertised position, previous candidates will be considered and do not need to submit another application.*


About Council 

Cowra Council provides local government services to residents within a geographical area of 2,800 square kilometres. Council employs 177 full time equivalent staff and provides a large range of services to our community.  Working for Council is a stimulating and rewarding career option, providing the opportunity to be part of a team contributing to shaping the success and future of our local community. 

About Cowra

The regional town of Cowra is in Central New South Wales approximately one hour from other regional hubs of Bathurst and Orange. Centrally located and easily linkable to the rest of the state and all major cities in south eastern Australia; and only 2 hours to Canberra or 4 hours to central Sydney.

Cowra is a busy and active community with a number of true country experiences from relaxing along the extensive waterways to exploring the tranquil Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre. Residents and tourists alike seek out Cowra's fascinating history, from the days of steam trains to the largest Prisoner of War breakout in modern military history.

Food and wine buffs can tour the regions boutique vineyards and excellent restaurants to sample the superb local food and wine available.  You'll enjoy the retail and commercial centre of Cowra, where you'll find everything you could want or need in a larger town while still enjoying that wonderful feeling of country hospitality. 

About the Opportunity

Cowra Council has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Manager to take up a pivotal strategic role.

Reporting to the General Manager, this role will find the successful applicant responsible for leading the human resources strategy and supporting the unit's key activities of People and Performance, Organisational Development, Industrial Relations and Workers Compensation Management.

Daily duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Providing leadership and critical professional HR advice to the Management team;
  • Promoting, coordinating and communicating organisational change and initiatives;
  • Investigating, researching, developing, implementing and maintaining effective Human Resources policies, practices and systems; and
  • Maintaining a sound knowledge of relevant legislation, standards, policies and guidelines relevant to area of responsibility, and ensuring that activities comply with relevant legislation, standards and policies.

This is an excellent opportunity for a strategic leader to bring their HR management skills to a rewarding and influential role.

To be considered applicants must have a degree in Human Resources (or similar) coupled with extensive knowledge and experience in the provision of human resource services, preferably within a local government context.  In addition, you will have demonstrated ability in strategic thinking, analysis and planning, in order to effectively achieve business outcomes.

Cowra Council is looking for an effective leader with outstanding interpersonal communication and negotiation skills, enabling you to motivate and mentor teams whilst building effective professional relationships with your colleagues. Importantly, you'll also have well-developed skills in dispute resolution and project management.

This pivotal HR role is an excellent opportunity to cement your strategic management experience.

To view the full Position Description, click here.

Further Enquiries

General Manager - Paul Devery - 02 6340 2014

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position. 

You will be required to answer questions relating to the selection criteria on the online application below, your answers will be accessed & rated, so please ensure you take time in providing your answers and give examples of demonstrated experience when requested. 

You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. 

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage

Pre-employment Screening

In the event you are shortlisted for an interview, and are then selected to progress to the next stage following interview, you must be prepared to undergo the following pre-employment screening processes as part of the selection process:

  • A pre-employment physical examination, including hearing , drug & alcohol assessments
  • Please include two work related referees in your resume for reference checking purposes - please ensure your referee details are current
  • Council may also check authenticity of certificates and qualifications



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