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Head Of People Services

State of Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

HR & Recruitment
Source: uWorkin


Victorian Public Sector Job Application Tracking System

• Support ESV’s transition to a commission structure, in addition to a transition to a more flexible, hybrid work pattern model • Permanent ongoing position • Flexible working arrangements are available

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) is Victoria's safety regulator responsible for electricity, gas and pipeline safety. Our role is to ensure that Victorian gas and electricity industries are safe and meet community expectations. We are also responsible for licensing and registering electricians, and educating the community about energy safety.

About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, as the Head of People Services. You will play a key role in advancing the strategic People and Culture agenda of ESV during a period of significant transformation. Some of the key opportunities being; supporting ESV's transition to a Commission structure and a new governance framework and assisting the organisation to transition to a more flexible, hybrid work pattern.

You will contribute by:

  • Implementing, monitoring and continuously improving our People Strategy
  • Providing expert advice on People and Culture matters to the Executive to enable optimal decision making and implementation
  • Maintaining the enterprise agreement framework that ESV operates within, ensuring that implementation, interpretation and future negotiations align with the best interests of ESV's people and the public interest
  • Leading and managing the People Services function to ensure the People Strategy is implemented effectively
  • Supporting and enhancing the service delivery model for People Services
  • Participating as a member of the Corporate Services leadership team, contributing to the overall management and strategic direction of the division, and how it best supports ESV
  • Leading ESV's Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) framework
  • Fostering a positive and supportive workplace culture with a commitment to ESV's values of Respect, Integrity, Partnerships and Accountability

To be successful, you'll have

  • Significant human resources experience at a senior manager or executive level and demonstrated experience leading a HR team / function
  • Demonstrated experience in organisational transformation
  • Strong team leadership skills, with a proven ability in mentoring and coaching a team working on concurrent, diverse projects in a high pressure environment
  • Demonstrated experience in engagement with workforce representatives and unions
  • Ability to think strategically to closely align HR services with core business strategy
  • Proven experience in leading enterprise wide OH&S frameworks
  • Current or previous experience in the public sector or public service, and exposure to a regulatory environment

At Energy Safe Victoria we offer roles that enable our people to feel valued by making a meaningful contribution to the Victorian community. We pride ourselves on our collaborative and supportive culture, and support the skills and career development of our people through regular learning, development and growth opportunities.

How to apply

Please refer to the available position description to assess your suitability and submit your current resume and cover letter via the Apply button.
ESV will conduct relevant and required checks about applicants and the information provided with an application. Such checks will include but are not limited to:

  • ESV contacting current and previous employer(s) to substantiate employment history, past conduct and performance is required.
  • A satisfactory National Police Check will be required (for all non-ESV employees).

Please note that the location for this opportunity may temporarily be working from home due to the current requirements for all Victorians to practice social distancing amid the pandemic.