Human Resource Manager

Job No: PEAK88
Location: Queensland

About Hope Vale

Hope Vale is located 370 kms north of Cairns and 46 kms North West of Cooktown on the Cape York Peninsula. Located in a valley, the Shire incorporates 110,000 hectares of land comprising various landscapes, including significant wetlands, freshwater springs, rivers and beaches. The township of Hope Vale is nestled in a valley, surrounded by ranges, coastal dunes, coloured sands and beaches. The township is a 30-minute drive from Elim Beach (home of the famous coloured sands) and Cape Bedford. The road is now sealed between Hope Vale and Cooktown which has improved connectivity to the township, particularly during the wet season.

The Thuubi Warra People are recognised as the Traditional Owners of the land known as Hope Vale.

About the Position

If you have previously worked in an Indigenous Community or believe this is something you are motivated to do, then you will be encouraged by the knowledge that Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council is recognised as being at the forefront of contemporary practices within the indigenous local government arena.

The position will be varied and rewarding and will provide you the opportunity to grow with the business. As HR Manager you will be involved with all facets of HR including recruitment, training, career development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, industrial relations, employment law, compliance, disciplinary, grievance issues and strategic planning.

You'll contribute to the development of policies that resemble a contemporary HR environment, bring a passion for all things people and increase the performance of their workforce enabling staff to bring out the best in themselves.

If you are looking for a genuine opportunity to take your career in the HR field to the next level and enjoy a fun environment this position not only presents the opportunity to join a progressive Council but to also be mentored by people who truly want you to succeed and grow professionally.

About You

If you are a proactive person with a strong work ethic, take pride and ownership in your contribution and want to be part of a growing, innovative organisation this could be your next long-term role.  We are seeking an individual who can provide sound HR advice whilst striving for continuous improvement.

Renowned for your communication, strong writing, judgement and critical thinking skills you also have strong time management and interpersonal skills.  Most importantly, you will be passionate about people and enjoy working at both a strategic and operational level to deliver a “first class” service to the business.

For a motivated HR Manager looking for their next career step. You will ideally be:

  • Degree qualified in HR, Business or another relevant field
  • Someone with a minimum 5 years’ experience working in operational/contemporary HR management roles
  • Experienced in developing and implementing HR policies, systems and processes
  • Able to actively build and maintain positive relationships with key internal stakeholders.
  • An enthusiastic individual focused on helping to set the team up for success.
  • Accountable, approachable and customer focussed and someone who is naturally curious and uses their initiative to further develop both their skills and knowledge.
  • Proficient in the use of computer software including MS Excel and Word.

The position will be based in Hope Vale and in addition to an attractive remuneration package, you will be provided with a fully maintained vehicle, phone and locality allowance together with a house in the community.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.


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PEAK Services is working in conjunction with Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, exclusively on this position. We offer local government expertise across a wide range of professional fields, providing tailored solutions for councils and other similar organisations. We work with our clients to deliver meaningful outcomes in recruitment and contracting services. 

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position.  You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below.  Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. When uploading your Resume or documents please ensure file names should only include 'A-z', '0-9', '.' and '-' characters.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you have commenced your application you cannot save and continue at a later stage. 

Applications will close on 25/03/2019 at 10 pm.  Please ensure you leave adequate time to complete you application before the closing date and time. 

For a confidential conversation, please call Rona Horsfall or Celia Jones on 0438 943854 at Peak Recruitment Services.


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