Director People, Performance and Culture (976320)

$137,901 - $167,391 yearly
  • Tasmanian Government - Education
  • Tasmania, Australia
  • 24 Dec, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management - Vocational Administrative and other Support Services Other

Job Description

Applications close: AEST
Award/Classification: Senior Executive - Level 1 - Payment of Salary above the base salary of the advertised range is subject to an annual performance assessment
Salary: $137,901.00 to $151,690.00 per annum
Employment Type: Senior Executive
Region: Statewide
Location: Hobart, Launceston, Devonport or Burnie

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace and understand the importance of flexibility. We want our workforce to reflect the diversity in our community. Ask how we can make this role flexible to suit you.

The ideal candidate will have strong leadership skills and demonstrated experience managing transformational change. You will communicate with influence, build organisational capability, inspire, guide and mentor people ensuring delivery of results. Extensive Fair Work knowledge, process and policy design with a people focussed approach that provides clarity will be critical to the success of this role.

The HR team is highly experienced and embedded in the processes of the Tasmanian State Service, to be successful you will leverage the expertise of the team and inspire them to embrace the opportunity of change and contemporise the way the HR functions are delivered. As a leader you will provide advice based on sound evidence, negotiate persuasively, value individual difference and diversity, and deliver on goals and objectives.


Appointment to this role will be at SES Level 1 and will have a total salary package of up to $167,391 comprising base salary within the range of $137,901 to $151,690 plus 10% employer funded superannuation and a fully maintained, private plated vehicle.

Period of Appointment

ASAP for 5 years

Hours per fortnight

73.50 hours per fortnight (1.0 FTE)

Director People, Performance and Culture

Reporting to the Chief Operating Office, the Director People, Performance and Culture is a senior level position and part of the senior executive team.

This is a newly created position developed to drive the development and implementation of contemporary HR Practices, including recruitment, Work Health and Safety, industrial relations, organisational development and performance management.

Priorities for the role will include the re-engineering and re design of all Human Resource processes, leading the change process and implementation across TasTAFE and supporting and empowering the Human Resources team to ensure quality service delivery across the organisation.

This role requires experience outside of government, operating at an executive level and experience in a large complex organisation, providing contemporary HR and demonstrating a capability to lead change.

Key objectives of the role include:

  • Strategic and organisational planning with a focus on continual improvement.
    Leading transformational change.
  • Drive and lead development of corporate policies and strategy.
  • Ability to minimise risk and ensure decisions and actions are ethical and made with integrity.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Fair Work framework and the ability to understand and interpret complex legislation.
  • Collaborate with other members of the TasTAFE Executive and with the senior leadership team.

The Organisation

With a commitment to meeting Tasmanian community expectations and offering a range of flexible study options and support services to around 22,000 students, TasTAFE is a Tasmanian government statutory authority and Registered Training Organisation.

It is the largest provider of vocational education and training in Tasmania and is governed by an independent Statutory Board consisting of up to seven members appointed by the Minister for Education and Training.

With a purpose to lead the development of Tasmania’s skilled workforce, TasTAFE offers more than 200 nationally accredited and industry-endorsed qualifications across more than 30 industry areas, from a network of seven major campuses and contemporary training facilities, with over 900 staff.

TasTAFE has a strong values base and strives to deliver training that prepares students to take up employment for the first time, gain a promotion or change careers, as well as meet industry demand and enable Tasmanians to gain the skills and qualifications they need for the state’s workforce and the community to succeed and prosper.

Essential Requirements

  • Vaccinated against COVID-19, or granted an exemption by the Head of Agency. Please refer to the essential requirements section within the Statement of Duties for further information or call the contact person with any questions.
  • Current Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status - Employment)

The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 requires persons undertaking work in a regulated activity to be registered. A regulated activity is a child related service or activity defined in the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Regulations 2014. This registration must remain current and valid at all times whilst employed in this role and the status of this may be checked at any time during employment.

Relevant tertiary qualifications in one or more of the following areas:

  • Human Resources, industrial relations, organisational design, and change management.

Desirable Requirements

  • At least 5 years experience in a large and complex public or private sector organisation at Executive level.
  • Proven track record in the development and implementation of contemporary employment frameworks.

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Download File Director People Performance and Culture (Oct 2021).docx
Download File Director People Performance and Culture (Oct 2021).pdf
Download File Employment Application Guidelines.docx
Download File Employment Application Guidelines.pdf

How to apply

This is a rare opportunity to join a well-established organisation at a senior level. We welcome your interest and encourage you to contact Sharon Miller 0408 748 573 for a confidential conversation and a copy of the position description.

Please click here to apply online using reference 200018744_164021377811869, addressing your cover letter and resume to Sharon Miller.

All applications must provide a resume and cover letter outlining what you will bring to the organisation and how your skills, experience and style align with the role.

All applicants are required to supply a valid email address with their application for the purposes of email communication.

The cost associated with obtaining a Tasmanian Registration to Work with Vulnerable People (Registration Status - Employment) is the responsibility of the individual.

For more information:
Sharon Miller
Executive Recruitment and Search Consultant
Searson Buck
Tel: 0408 748 573


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Job Closing Date

23 Jan, 2022