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People and Culture Manager

Saward Dawson

.60 – 1.00 FTE negotiable
Blackburn VIC
Remote / WFH?
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Name: Peter Shields
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People and Culture Manager (.60 – 1.00 FTE, negotiable)

Saward Dawson is a professional services accounting firm located in Blackburn. Our team of around 80 staff and partners are committed to delivering results across a diverse range of industries. We exist to make a positive impact for our clients our staff and our community.  We journey with our clients to find innovative solutions to take them from where they are to where they want to be, in the best, most efficient and financially sound way.  We also strive to be an employer of choice - offering a supportive workplace that recognises the unique contribution of each individual and enables them to excel.


The Role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a People & Culture Manager to join our firm. This position is a true generalist role where you will oversee all aspects of the P&C functions and interact closely with the senior leadership team. We are also keen that the appointee will be able to lead our recruiting program and offer coaching and leadership development services to our staff on an as needs basis.


Your Responsibilities

  • Oversee and manage all HR functions of the firm, including but not limited to recruitment, learning and development, position descriptions, performance review, remuneration review, policy review and management.
  • Work alongside Partners and leadership team to implement staff engagement initiatives.
  • Ensure the work environment and policies are both compliant and reflect the best interests of both the firm and our employees.
  • Staff counselling and executive coaching.
  • Responsible for the annual people budget, planning, firmwide capability frameworks and career pathways.
  • Oversee and liaise with administration support resources, who will provide HR administrative backup to the Manager role.


About You

  • Relevant tertiary degree
  • 5+ years’ experience in a generalist HR position
  • Staff management and delegation experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Can develop strong working relationships with stakeholders at all levels
  • Proven counselling and coaching skills
  • A people person who is passionate about enhancing processes and implementing initiatives


Make a positive impact!

Community is a big part of who we are. For over 40 years, Saward Dawson has been proud to serve our community and especially not-for-profits.  We have taken the lead in the not-for-profit sector and are recognised as the go-to accountants for many organisations including churches, charities, education, and aged care. As well as our knowledge and expertise in the not-for-profit sector, we are passionate about supporting our clients and community. We genuinely believe we can make a positive difference.

Our community includes those inside our office.    We strive to provide a positive and supportive staff environment, aligned with our vision and values, where staff are encouraged, challenged, and empowered to reach their full potential. We provide on the job experience, continuous learning, coaching and regular feedback.   We regularly recognise staff for the contribution they make to the firm and each other. We are committed to providing a flexible, fun and safe workplace.


Further Information

  • This role will be based in our Blackburn office with some options for flexible working in line with our hybrid working policy.
  • Cultural alignment with our firm is critical to your success in and engagement with our firm.
  • This position is only open to those who hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency.
  • See our website for more information on the firm and our Ethos and Vision



Applications to with:

  • a letter of introduction outlining your interest and demonstrating alignment with our ethos and vision, and
  • a copy of your CV.

If you are looking to join a friendly and hardworking team in a firm that makes a positive impact and values work life balance, apply now!


Important disclaimer: CMA does not represent the organisations who place these listings, we do not guarantee that they are licensed or authorised to offer the positions, and we encourage readers to make their own inquiries to satisfy themselves that all is in order.
Christian Ministry Advancement Ltd. is a registered charity, incorporating the ministry of Christian Management Australia, CMA Standards Council, and Q4Connection. ABN 63 157 713 534
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