Human Resources Manager

Location: 2 days per week required in Central Office, Joondalup, and 3 days per week can be worked from other Alta-1 locations (South, East, or North Metro locations)

Full-time, 1.0 FTE, permanent

Commences: ASAP

About the Opportunity

We are looking for a Human Resources Manager with relevant experience to join a large dynamic team of educators and support staff at Alta-1 College. 

Here’s some information about us...

At Alta-1 we recognise that adverse life experiences can impact a student’s sense of self-worth, motivation, and capacity for learning, making engagement in a mainstream school setting difficult. 

As an independent, co-educational CARE (Curriculum and Reengagement in Education) School, Alta-1 is a Christian organisation that works with students from years 7-12. We provide students with wraparound support to guide them on a journey of recovery through a trauma-informed approach. This approach helps students acknowledge, confront, and resolve barriers that have impacted their ability to reach their full potential. 

We believe in fostering a highly relational environment where students, teachers and staff develop meaningful connections based on trust, respect, and empathy. These relationships serve as the foundation for effective teaching and learning, allowing us to better understand and support the unique needs and aspirations of each student. 

About the People and Culture area

The People and Culture department is comprised of three integral areas: Employee Experience, Human Resources, and Learning and Development. Each area plays a unique role in fostering a positive workplace culture, organisational health and supporting the professional growth and development of our employees.

Employee Experience

The Employee Experience team is dedicated to designing and facilitating people-centred processes, systems, and projects. We focus on cultivating values and behaviours that align with our college vision. Additionally, we strategise for the future of work by staying abreast of industry trends and implementing innovative practices. Our team prioritises organisational health, embedding culture, leading change management initiatives, and facilitating leadership development programs.

Human Resources

The Human Resources team is responsible for the day-to-day functions of HR within the college. Our primary focus is to ensure compliance with relevant employment laws, regulations, and internal policies. We oversee recruitment, onboarding, benefits administration, performance management, and employee relations. Our goal is to support the overall well-being and success of our employees while maintaining a fair and inclusive workplace.

Learning and Development

While still in its nascent stage, the Learning and Development area is an exciting new addition to our People and Culture department. We are committed to building robust programs and initiatives aimed at enhancing employee growth and development. Through training, workshops, and other learning opportunities, we aim to empower employees to reach their full potential and contribute meaningfully to the college's success 

Now let’s talk about you!

If successful, you will be responsible for the delivery of the best possible duty of care for each student in the light of the values and objectives of Alta-1 College. 

As a key member of the People and Culture team, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Human Resource area within the College. Reporting directly to the Director of People and Culture, this position is integral to ensuring the smooth operation of daily HR functions while aligning human resource initiatives with business objectives, creating an environment where the team can flourish and contribute to Alta-1’s purpose. 

Your strong interpersonal and communication skills make you a perfect fit for the Human Resources manager role. Empathetic and people-focused, you are capable of addressing sensitive HR issues and influencing others across all levels of the organisation. You have proven conflict resolution and negotiation abilities.  

Professional and resourceful, your energetic approach allows you to work independently and collaboratively, managing multiple tasks effectively. Your exceptional organisational and time management skills, keen attention to detail and proficiency in utilising technology as a workplace tool ensures that all human resources data and information is handled with focus, sensitivity, and care. You actively engage with the Employee Experience and Learning and Development teams to ensure a collaborative, consistent experience across all functions of People & Culture.

Adaptable and flexible, you are an agent of change. You embrace a growth mindset, continually learning and improving. You foster the same attitude in your team and encourage a culture of trust, support, and acceptance. Always welcoming different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Here's a snapshot of the job

Your role will include but may not be limited to, activities such as:

  • Under the guidance of the Director of People and Culture, review, develop, and implement HR policies and procedures in alignment with college objectives and legal requirements.
  • Oversee recruitment and selection processes, including job postings, screening, interviewing, and hiring qualified candidates.
  • Assist the Director of People and Culture in managing employee relations, including conflict resolution, and performance management.
  • Assist the Director of People and Culture in managing disciplinary processes and provide guidance to managers on handling disciplinary issues and probation periods.
  • Coordinate employee onboarding and offboarding processes to ensure a smooth transition for new hires and departing employees.
  • Maintain accurate HR records and ensure compliance with data protection regulations.
  • Assist the Director of People and Culture in collaborating with department heads to forecast staffing needs and develop workforce planning strategies.
  • Stay informed about industry trends and best practices in HR management, recommending improvements or changes as needed.
  • Provide guidance and support to employees on HR-related matters, including but not limited to leave requests, benefits inquiries, and policy interpretation.
  • Manage workers' compensation claims and ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Maintain employment contracts and position descriptions for all staff.
  • Oversee the Employee Assistance Program.
  • Maintain the College Enterprise Bargaining Agreements and stay abreast of award conditions and changes.
  • Maintain records of Working with Children Checks, police clearances, Blue Card (as required), and driver's licenses for employees and volunteers.
  • Manage data and processes in the Human Capital Management system.
  • Lead the Human Resource administration team in executing HR tasks and processes effectively and efficiently. 

Why should you choose us?

We offer attractive salary packaging options and professional development all within a fun and friendly Christian working environment. 

At Alta-1, our staff believe that each student is created with unique strengths and abilities and work collaboratively to see these flourish. Each day provides multiple opportunities for you to make positive contributions into the lives and futures of these students. 

Ready to apply? Here’s what we need from you: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field OR equivalent experience.
  • 5 years of experience in human resource management roles, with a solid understanding of HR best practices and compliance requirements OR 5 years of experience as a Human Resources Generalist
  • Proficiency in HRIS systems and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Demonstrate how you meet the job skills and capabilities requirements through reference and/or proven work experience.
  • Demonstrated passion for Disengaged, Disadvantaged, or At-Risk Individuals

If you see yourself becoming a member of the Alta-1 team and succeeding in this role then please apply.


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Full Time

Job no: FUAR40391

Location: Western Australia

Closing Date: Thursday, 1 August 2024