HR Manager – Worawa Aboriginal School (Vic)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Friday 16th April 2021 at 5:00 pm

Worawa Aboriginal College, an independent Boarding school for girls, seeks a professional and expert HR Manager.

Located in the beautiful surrounds of Healesville, Worawa Aboriginal College is a boarding school catering specifically for Aboriginal girls in secondary years of schooling. An Aboriginal initiative the College is owned and governed by Aboriginal people which operates on a philosophy of ‘Walking Together to Make a Difference’. The diversity of Aboriginal Australia is reflected in the student population drawn from urban, regional and remote Aboriginal communities across the country where Aboriginal language/s is and culture is embedded. Worawa Aboriginal College provides a holistic education based on an integrated Education, Culture, and Wellbeing model.

The Worawa curriculum strongly emphasises foundation studies in literacy and numeracy while providing a breadth and depth of learning experiences across all key disciplines/learning areas. The Worawa Way pedagogy model is based on the Aboriginal values of Relationship, Responsibility, Respect and Rigour that inform all aspects of College operations. Along with the core academic program, emphasis is placed on nurturing and celebrating Aboriginal culture as a crucial aspect of student self-esteem and wellbeing.

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a contemporary, innovative Human Resources professional to join the College. Emphasis is placed on threading culture through the curriculum and involving Aboriginal artists and other role models through a series of activities. The young women who pass through Worawa become strong and independent people, confident in their culture and Aboriginal identity and ready to take their place in the world.

The Human Resources Manager reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the School’s Leadership Team. The role has responsibility for the administration of all policies and procedures and compliance requirements relating to human resources in the School. Primarily this includes responsibility for recruitment, training and development, induction, staffing support, industrial relations and performance management administration.

This position requires the incumbent to embrace the Worawa ethos of Aboriginal values, Aboriginal led decision making and the right to Aboriginal self-determination. The successful candidate will,

  • support the Principal and Business Manager in the management and development of the human resource functions of the School
  • hold formal qualifications in the area of Human Resources and experience in dealing with all aspects of HR including knowledge of IR, recruitment/selection procedures, WH&S and compliance
  • Manage processes relating to onboarding, induction, exiting, professional learning and performance with the capacity to deliver training
  • possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the proven ability to develop professional relationships with staff at all levels
  • demonstrate contemporary knowledge of HR trends, key policies and procedures
  • be able adept at MS and Database Management

Worawa Aboriginal College has a zero tolerance policy for child abuse and is committed to promoting child safety, children’s wellbeing and protecting children from abuse.

Worawa Aboriginal College has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding the application process and to obtain the candidate information pack please contact the lead consultant Amanda Samson on 0433 356 911 or or Fiona Hutton


Applications close Friday April 16 2020 5.00pm