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Chief Human Resources Officer (H22_4038)

  • Pivotal Human Resources leadership role
  • Lead the development of excellence in the delivery of strategic and operational Human Resource Management
  • Contribute to the attraction, retention and development of a world class Child Protection workforce

The Department for Child Protection (DCP) works in partnership with vulnerable families, other government and non-government organisations, foster carers and the community to keep children and young people safe and give them the same opportunities as other young South Australians.Where children cannot safely stay in the family home, the DCP will find a place for them to live, preferably with kin or foster care families. The DCP aims to give young South Australians in their long-term care every opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Department for Child Protection is now seeking a Chief Human Resources Officer to provide strategic and operational leadership, to the broad range of Human Resource functions, which support the staff and operations of DCP.DCP is an organisation which employs over 2500 staff, operating in a challenging and complex environment, and attracting, retaining and developing a highly motivated and capable workforce is critical to achieving a system which looks after the safety of the children of South Australia.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive you would be responsible for providing cohesive leadership and strategic direction in relation to the Human Resources functions for DCP and for:

  • Leading the development and implementation of a Human Resources Strategy to support the overall strategic direction of DCP
  • Driving workforce planning which supports attraction, optimization, sustainability and talent management
  • Designing and implementing contemporary HR operations, training and development, organizational and performance management, industrial relations and workforce health and safety systems and strategies.

Your proven track record of experience in providing strategic and operational leadership to a complex organisation in a climate of continuing change, complements your capacity to deliver sustainable results in people management and organisation development. Your interpersonal skills enable you to communicate with and influence diverse stakeholders successfully and build organisational commitment to developing a culture which attracts and fosters a world class workforce focused on child protection.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Principal Consultant, Liz Hlipala:

M: +61 (0)401 122 301

Applications Close: 01/06/2022