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Manager People & Culture - Diocese of Parramatta


Manager People & Culture – Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, Parramatta, NSW

  • A unique and exciting opportunity for a seasoned Human Resources professional to manage a friendly and vibrant team.
  • A collaborative, authentic and respectful culture where we celebrate our people!

Here’s a unique opportunity to support the mission of the Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, utilising your extensive generalist Human Resources experience. You’ll be managing a wonderfully authentic and vibrant team in providing operational and strategic support to the Chancery office of the Diocese of Parramatta, its parishes, and Diocesan agencies. This is a fantastic opportunity for a HR Manager who is looking to work in a fun and varied role, where no two days are ever the same.

About us

The Diocese of Parramatta is home to more than 330,000 Catholics and is one of the most diverse and fastest growing dioceses in Australia. The Diocese is made up of 46 parishes and 82 Catholic schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains and includes several agencies which assist the Bishop in the pastoral care of the community. We are passionate about Social Justice, Mission and Service.

Learn more about us @ Diocese of Parramatta (parracatholic.org).

What we Value

We pride ourselves on living the values of Collaborate, Respect, Celebrate and Strive. Check out our values video below!

About the role

As Manager People & Culture, you will support the mission of the Diocese of Parramatta by ensuring the proper management of Human Resources services. You will provide high level operational and strategic support in all areas of Human Resources, including but not limited to, Human Resources advisory and employment relations, culture and change support, recruitment, learning and development, performance development and review processes, performance management, Workplace Health and Safety, workplace investigations and Payroll. You will be involved in implementing projects, frameworks and policies and procedures to meet current and future organisational requirements across the Diocese of Parramatta.

About you

Key to this role is your genuine passion for helping people. Just as important is your willingness to work both independently and as part of a close-knit team.

Specifically, as the successful candidate you will ideally meet the following Essential Requirements:

  • A demonstrated understanding and preparedness to commit to the ethos and values of the Diocese of Parramatta and the Catholic Church.
  • Senior level Human Resources experience (minimum 7+ years’ experience in generalist Human Resources).
  • Ability to provide specialist advice to senior leadership on Human Resources best practice, grievances and performance management, complex employee relations matters, recruitment and retention, WHS legislation and standards and organisational development.
  • Sound knowledge of contemporary HR best practices.
  • Experience in leading HRIS/Payroll systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing strategic People and Culture frameworks and policies.
  • Credible and engaging communicator with highly developed written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate to people easily with a sense of humility.
  • Ability to interpret and apply employment legislation, award interpretation, policies, guidelines, and administrative practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective team manager and experience in managing and supervising staff.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with multiple and diverse stakeholders at all levels.
  • Maturity, empathy, and resilience to deal with challenging matters.
  • Ability to operate with discretion and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills across MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Relevant experience working in a not-for-profit environment (desirable).
  • Understanding of the Catholic Church, its mission, and its unique challenges and opportunities (desirable).

If this sounds like your kind of role and you believe you meet the above Essential Requirements then we would love to hear from you!

Benefits of working with us

  • Competitive salary and Salary Packaging options (which can increase your take-home pay);
  • Friendly and warm culture, where we go above and beyond to respect and support each other.
  • Flexible and supportive Leadership;
  • Additional paid leave between Christmas and New Year;
  • Opportunities for Professional Development;
  • Onsite undercover parking.

Apply Now

Applications for the position should include:

  • A covering letter explaining why you are interested in the position, why you’re a good fit, and how you meet the Essential Requirements.
  • Curriculum Vitae.

Please send all applications to: parracatholicjobs@parracatholic.org

Applications close 10pm, Friday 19 January 2024.

The Diocese of Parramatta is a child safe organisation and is committed to providing child safe communities that recognise and uphold the dignity and rights of all children, young people, and vulnerable adults.

The Diocese of Parramatta is respectful and accepting of individual differences and is committed to embracing diversity and treating all people with dignity. We welcome applicants from all cultures, religions and backgrounds.

In all that we do in the course of our work, the Diocese of Parramatta acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands in which the Diocese of Parramatta sits, the land of the Darug and Gundungurra people.


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