People and Culture Coordinator Wesley College (VIC)

  • Permanent role
  • Applications close: Wednesday October 6, 5:00pm, 2021

Wesley College is seeking a relational, organised and experienced People and Culture Co-ordinator to join their team.

Wesley College Melbourne, a school of the Uniting Church, established in 1866, is one of Australia’s leading and most respected co-educational independent schools. With an enrolment of 3,400 students from three-year olds to Year 12, it comprises three metropolitan campuses in Melbourne, at St Kilda Road, Glen Waverley and Elsternwick, outdoor education sites at Chum Creek, Mallana and Lochend, a Year 9 residential campus at Clunes, and the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School in the Kimberley, Western Australia.

Wesley College embraces a True Education, through a set of values and beliefs in an outstanding academic, liberal education and a vision of learning captured in four timeless principles described by Jacques Delors:  learning to know; learning to do; learning to live with; and learning to be. In bringing a True Education to life, Wesley College staff are committed to: fostering learning for all; the highest levels of contemporary practice; upholding the values of Wesley College; and leadership of self and others.

The People & Culture Coordinator provides administrative/operational service and support to line managers and staff of a designated client group on people issues and processes. This role reports to the People & Culture Manager for the designated client group and works closely with all other members of the People & Culture team. Travel between College campuses / locations, as agreed with the People & Culture Manager from time to time, is a regular requirement of this role. This role will be predominantly based at the Glen Waverley Campus.

The successful candidate will possess a minimum of 1 year in a People & Culture / Human Resources client-supporting generalist role, ideally with experience in the education or professional services sector.  Experience working across the full employment lifecycle, including Health and Safety support and advice, Workcover and Return to Work experience and experience in developing and enhancing the employee experience are highly desirable.

With a negotiated start, the successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to build rapport and interact effectively with all stakeholders within the school community, as such highly developed verbal and written skills are essential. The successful candidate will hold tertiary qualifications in People & Culture /HR or equivalent experience.

Key selection criteria include:

  • Proven experience in education or a similar professional services sector
  • An excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated database and computer competency including experience in a HRIS/ERP system
  • Knowledge and understanding of Awards, OHS, Workcover and Return to Work strategies
  • Capacity to work autonomously and appreciate the diverse needs of the College
  • Flexibility, adaptability and enthusiasm for a dynamic work environment

Wesley College has a zero-tolerance policy for child abuse and is committed to promoting child safety, children’s wellbeing and protecting children from abuse.  A current Working with Children Check and National Police Certificate are essential requirements of this role.

Wesley College has engaged Hutton Consulting Australia to assist with the search and selection process for this position. For a confidential discussion, all enquiries regarding the application process and requests for the full position description, please contact Amanda Samson on 0433 356 911 or email

Applications close by close of business on Wednesday October 6, 2021