Senior People and Culture Partner

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior People and Culture practitioner to lead the development of a higher value partnering service focused on workforce planning, change, and insight-based advice.
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Department: Victorian Managed Insurance Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1663928
Closing Date: 07-Oct-2022
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Position Description - Senior People and Culture Partner - September 2022.pdf (PDF, 169KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Hanita Singh

Position Details

Senior People and Culture Partner

Ongoing, Full-Time

About VMIA

Victorian Managed Insurance Authority (VMIA) is the Victorian Government's insurer and risk adviser, covering the people and projects that help Victorians thrive. We're an agency in the Department of Treasury and Finance portfolio established under the Victorian Managed Insurance Authority Act, and report to the Assistant Treasurer.

We provide insurance and risk advice to government departments and agencies, with more than 4,600 clients ranging from small community service organisations to public hospitals, schools, and core service providers. We also provide domestic building insurance to builders, giving Victorian homeowners peace of mind for building projects valued over $16,000.

We help our clients prepare for, prevent, or reduce the impact of harm. When things don't go to plan, we help clients restore services and recover quickly.

Our unique perspective across Victorian Government clients provides an opportunity for learning and development across the risk and insurance industry as well as the broader public sector, creating deeper connections with our clients, and a shared understanding of best practice in our fields of expertise.

People are at the heart of everything we do. At VMIA, you'll be encouraged to achieve your career goals in a progressive and flexible workplace that, most importantly lets you be yourself.

Your role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior People and Culture practitioner to lead the development of a higher value partnering service focused on workforce planning, change, and insight-based advice. You will work with peers to deliver on the vision of a new People and Culture model that put culture and capability at the centre of our focus.

As a leader and an integral part of the People and Culture team, you'll take a client centric approach to identifying needs and working with colleagues to deliver fit-for-purpose solutions that have impact. Your role is key to realising the benefits from initiatives, programs, and processes that enable a high-performing organisation with a great people experience.

You'll possess a comprehensive understanding of contemporary people and culture practices and emerging trends to:

  • lead workforce planning across the business to ensure we have the capability in place to achieve our strategy.
  • facilitate effective change and transformation and improve change frameworks and tools to achieve VMIA objectives and a positive people experience.
  • Consult with and equip leaders with data, metrics, and insights to enable them to clearly understand workforce dynamics, benchmark, recognise trends and make informed judgements and decisions that support our people objectives.

Who you work with

  • People & Culture colleagues, senior leaders, and our people to shape plans for people initiatives.
  • You work collaboratively with leaders across VMIA and the Business Operations Division, to deliver our People & Culture plans, annual program of work and drive continual service enhancements across the function.
  • You consult and provide strategic and operational advice across the business to resolve people matters and partner with stakeholders to enhance decision making abilities amongst our leaders.

About you

  • Experience as a Senior People and Culture practitioner leading the implementation of People & Culture projects, including workforce planning, remuneration, performance, and leadership, talent, and succession framework ideally across multiple organisations.
  • Comprehensive understanding of contemporary people and culture practices and emerging trends.
  • You possess strong data and analytical capability to inform decision making and address business problems, including concepts of supply and demand forecasting.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead improvements in service and to lift the maturity of consulting and partnering within an organisation.
  • A relevant Human Resource Management, Business Management, Psychology qualification or other related discipline.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of Victorian Public Sector people and culture policies.

We encourage people from all gender identities, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, with disabilities, and from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please let us know of any accessibility needs to be considered during the recruitment process.

Why work with us?

  • We're known for our incredible culture and sense of community – and an employee value proposition that makes our people proud.
  • We reward innovation, best practice thinking and collaboration. We're industry leaders in diversity and inclusion, are passionate about gender equality, and encourage and enable our people to bring their whole selves to work.
  • We were leaders in working flexibly even before COVID-19. Now, we operate in a hybrid environment, with a suite of events and activities to connect us even when we're apart. We'll continue to work from where it makes sense to, with flexible arrangements that deliver for our clients and work for our people.
  • We are a learning organisation, and you can expect to grow, develop, and evolve your professional career whilst at VMIA
  • We offer programs, subsidies and leave options to support the wellbeing of our people and invest in their development and growth.

How to apply

If we've sparked your interest, introduce yourself by submitting a cover letter addressing your suitability for this role and why a role at VMIA appeals to you along with your CV.

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Should you be successful for the first round of shortlist, one of our Talent Acquisition Specialist will guide you through our process and next steps.

For more information, refer to the job description, alternatively, contact Hanita Singh, Talent Acquisition Partner at, or visit our careers page.

Other relevant information

Preferred candidates will be required to undertake pre-employment screening including a national police check, probity, and misconduct screening.

Additional Information

VMIA is supportive of hybrid working arrangements but has a requirement of a minimum of two days in the collaborative office environment.

Mandatory Vaccination Directions

VMIA will comply with any applicable pandemic orders, public health order, directions, or laws regarding the recording and holding of vaccination information about workers who are, or may be, scheduled to work outside their ordinary place of residence. 

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