People And Culture Manager

Time for a lifestyle change? Join a workplace that’s friendly & welcoming!! Located on the beautiful Great South Coast, South West Healthcare offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and psychiatric services. The Warrnambool campus has recently undergone a major capital redevelopment and is considered one of the most modern and technologically advanced health services in regional Australia. South West Healthcare is the major clinical and specialist referral centre for South West Victoria. The organisation serves a catchment in excess of 110,000 and comprises of a total of 282 beds (216 acute, 36 aged care and 30 mental health) and an extensive range of primary and community services. The town has a population of over 33,380 and is a popular seaside resort located 264 kilometres southwest of Melbourne. The city boasts excellent sporting, education (pre-school to university), social and cultural facilities. Warrnambool’s award winning foreshore promenade is a 5.7km path that stretches from the breakwater along the coastline to the Hopkins River mouth. The promenade is very popular and you can walk, run, ride or skate along this scenic trail. Almost every year between June and September the Southern Right Whales return to the waters off Warrnambool and often swim within a hundred meters of the shore.
Job Details
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Department: South West Healthcare
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: As per award
Work Location: Warrnambool
Reference: VG/1379464A
Closing Date: 17-Feb-2019
Salary Range: As per award
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - People and Culture Manager PD.pdf (PDF, 99KB)

Contact: Human resources

Position Details

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced HR leader to join our dynamic team. Working alongside the Executive Director, People & Culture, and other members of the leadership team, the role will focus on developing and building capability within the Department, as well as driving initiatives in the broader organisation. This role plays a key part in managing a small team delivering a range of operational HR services within a complex industrial environment and multi-site organisation. The role has been designed to have a high level of hands-on involvement in a range of employee and industrial relations matters, whilst also supporting the department on the journey of becoming a transformational People & Culture service in the future. 

Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: 

  • Experience in an operational HR role, ideally with previous experience in leading and managing people;
  • High level understanding and knowledge of contemporary people management and human resources practices;
  • The ability to develop strong relationships with managers and staff at all levels;
  • Adaptability and the desire to undertake quality improvement initiatives. 

For more information on the responsibilities and selection criteria for the role, please refer to the position description available from the SWH Careers page. 

The successful applicant will be required to consent to and undergo a Police Record Check.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Leani Viljoen (Executive Director, People & Culture) on 03 5563 1606 or by email at 

Applications are to be submitted online via our website only under Careers and need to include: an application letter addressing the key selection criteria, current resume and the names of three (3) professional referees Sunday 17 February 2019. 

Other documents you feel are relevant may also be attached: however this is limited to 5 documents and there is also a size limitation of no greater than 2MB.

Note: If you experience any difficulties with this website or completing the application process, please send an email to: Please note this address is for enquiries only and application cannot be submitted via this email.


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