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Manager, People and Organisational Effectiveness (Sydney Office)

The Organisation 

National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia (NATA) is Australia’s national accreditation body with the principal purpose of promoting and contributing to the quality of testing and inspection services in Australia, and delivering accreditation services in accordance with the national and public interest and for the benefit of its members, trade and commerce.

NATA is a membership based not for profit organisation and has been contributing to the quality of the nation’s technical infrastructure and servicing its members for over 70 years since 1947. NATA undertakes accreditation activities that ensure Australian conformance assessment organisations, including laboratories, inspection bodies, calibration services, producers of certified reference materials and proficiency testing scheme providers, have technical competence to carry out specified tasks in accordance with relevant international and Australian standards.

NATA has approximately 200 staff nationwide with its head office in Sydney and has State office in mainland State capital cities.  A unique feature of NATA’s business model is the 3,000 strong volunteers who contribute their deep technical knowledge, highly developed skills, and extensive industry experience to NATA’s causes in their respective role as Technical Assessors, Committee members, and directors on NATA’s Board.

The Position

NATA is undertaking an organisation transformation project that encompasses the implementation of a new information technology system and business process re-engineering. As a key component of this project, NATA has recently restructured and expanded its Human Resources area to include change management and organizational effectiveness as part of its responsibilities.

The Manager, People and Organisational Effectiveness, will be responsible for the development, implementation, and management of various change management initiatives including an organisation wide learning and development strategy, and people management.

This is a challenging and exciting role for a qualified professional whose values aligned with NATA. The ideal candidate should have records of achievements in organizational effectiveness, change management strategy, and people management.

Reporting to the General Manager Business Services, the successful candidate will bring critical thinking and strategic awareness to this high profile role, work closely with divisional general managers, have the carriage of the high performing work place project, and responsibility for the HR area.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and manage learning and development strategy for all employees – staff, managers and leaders – to address their present and future needs;
  • Develop, implement, and maintain policy, procedures and systems for performance management, corporate value and culture promotion, talent management, and succession planning that are conducive to optimising contribution by all employees;
  • Advise and consult with internal business partners on change management for organisation and/or work place changes;
  • Provide ongoing advice on people strategy to support the organisation in the day to day management of staff and effective solutions to meet business challenges and opportunities that may have impact on staff;
  • Ensure continuous compliance with work place legislative and regulatory requirement – industrial relations, Work Health and Safety, and etc., and
  • Provide best practice administration of personnel functions. 

Qualifications and Requirements

  • University degree in relevant disciplines such as Human Resources, Learning and Development, Psychology, or Business. A Master’s Degree in a related field would be an advantage;
  • Successful records at policy development and strategy formulation, and strong implementation and project planning skill;
  • Ability to build rapport and gain confidence with colleagues, and stakeholders;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and facilitation skills;
  • Strong knowledge of legislative and regulatory environment e.g. Fair Works Act, and Work, Health, and safety Act;
  • 5+ years of post - qualification experience in designing and implementing learning strategies, and programs for people managers is desirable;
  • Successful management of HR for medium size organisation; and
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully influence corporate objectives outcome within a focused and fast-paced organisation. 

Salary and Conditions 

We will negotiate a competitive salary package with the successful candidate commensurate with the requirements and responsibilities for this role.   

Permanent Australian Residency is a pre-requisite for this position. 

For further details please contact Michelle Howe on 02 9736 8222.

If you are interested in this position, please send a covering letter, a detailed resume and the names of two referees to the following email address:

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Application closes on the 1st June 2018.

NATA is an equal opportunity employer and maintains a non-smoking workplace.