People and Culture Lead

WaterAid's vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. Our mission is to transform lives by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in the world’s poorest communities. WaterAid works with partners to maximise its impacts for policy change/influence.

WaterAid works through supporting local organisations and government authorities to design and demonstrate appropriate and sustainable WASH programs. WaterAid also seeks to influence the policy change through government and other key sector actors to secure and protect the right of poor people to safe, affordable water and sanitation services.

Everything we do is shaped by our six values:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Collaboration
  • Courage
  • Accountability
  • Innovation

The People and Culture Lead will be responsible for Human Resources. You will support managers to ensure that we get the best out of our 30-strong team based in Melbourne. You will focus on the foundational basics of constructive conversations and focus on ensuring that we are living our values. The role is offered on a part time basis at 0.6 FTE, with a 3 year contract.

In this new role, reporting to the Chief Executive, you are responsible for developing and implementing people and organisational development plans to enable WaterAid Australia to achieve our strategy and goals. With a deep understanding of our organisational strategy and context, you will develop and embed appropriate people and organisational solutions, policies and practices. WaterAid is proud of its values-driven and people-focused culture; you will help us maintain and strengthen this. You will be supported by the Operational Systems and Support Team and the Executive Assistant. You will collaborate closely with the Regional People Lead who supports our three Country Programs (CP) and the People Team in WaterAid UK. You will also engage with the Global People Team.

A full Job Description can be downloaded from below.

How to Apply

Applications for this position must include a resume and a cover letter addressing the Qualifications and Selection Criteria. Responses against the criteria should be listed under separate headings.

Please submit an application to [email protected] by 5pm AEST Monday 2 April 2018. The subject line of your email should read “Application – People and Culture Lead”.

For any queries not answered in the Job Description please email Karen Palenzuela at [email protected].

Note: WaterAid is a child safe organisation. WaterAid’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety of children in all our activities. Criminal record checks will be undertaken for successful applicants for all countries of citizenship and for each country in which the individual has lived for 12 months or longer over the past five years.

WaterAid is committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, culture and experience. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. We will make any practical adjustments to enable people with a disability to participate fully in an inclusive working environment. Please let us know if you have a disability and require any special assistance in making your application or attending an interview.