Director People and Culture

The Director, People & Culture (PAC) will be responsible for implementing the PAC Strategies and manage the PAC operations, systems and advice within the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC).
Job Details
Department: Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Human Resources (HR)
Classification: As per advertisement
Work Location: Geelong
Reference: VG/1695827
Closing Date: 26-Mar-2023
Salary Range: As per advertisement
Job Duration: 30-Jun-2026
Attachments: Position Description Director People and Culture.pdf (PDF, 1.49MB)

Contact: Olivia Velthuis

Position Details

The Commonwealth Games – an international, multi-sport event involving athletes from the 72 member nations of the Commonwealth – is coming to Victoria in 2026.

Millions worldwide will watch the thriving regional centres of Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat, Gippsland and Shepparton host a jam-packed schedule of 20 sports, nine para sports, the Games ceremonies and festival program that together will showcase the best of Regional Victoria.

The Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (Victoria 2026) will deliver the Games. Together with the State of Victoria, the Commonwealth Games Federation and Commonwealth Games Australia, it is tasked with organising a world-class event for athletes, spectators, locals and the Commonwealth of Nations.

About the Role

The Director, People & Culture (PAC) will be responsible for implementing the PAC Strategies and manage the PAC operations, systems and advice within the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee (OC).

Reporting to the Executive Director of People & Culture, this role will be responsible for: 

  • Leading the delivery of People & Culture operations and strategic advice in a fast paced and complex environment, drawing on expertise to create an integrated and seamless delivery of recruitment, HR Systems and other workforce services.
  • Implementing the setup of the Games PAC function and take a leadership role on all aspects of the PAC life cycle and projects.
  • Ensure the Games has the workforce it needs to deliver on its objectives by facilitating robust workforce planning, including remuneration and budget planning, and effective and timely recruitment, onboarding, training, retention and offboarding solutions.
  • Participate in the management and procurement of contracts with external service providers for PAC services to ensure that services, data, and information is provided accurately and in a timely manner.

 To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated senior PAC leadership experience including the ability to recruit and retain a high performing workforce to deliver exceptional results
  • Experience in driving and implementing an effective workforce planning strategy for a high performing new organisation within a project or major sporting event environment will be well regarded.
  • Highly developed stakeholder management skills with a proven track record developing constructive relationships and a flexible approach to resolving issues.

Further Information

Applicants will be required to comply with Victoria 2026's COVID-19 Vaccination requirements, as outlined in the COVID-19 Vaccination requirements policy and in line with the obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004, directions, policies or procedures, including but not limited to any requirement to provide evidence of vaccination status.

For further information on the position, please refer to the attached position description.

Please note: If you require an adjustment to participate in any stage of the recruitment process or have a particular requirement, please notify with the job ad reference in the subject line. We respect and welcome people of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, abilities, and cultures.

How to Apply

Please click the ‘Apply Now' button. As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your resume and a cover letter.

Applications close at 11:59pm on 26 March 2023.

From here...