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Position Vacant | Human Resources Manager


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Position Vacant | Human Resources Manager

Closing Date: until filled

Salary Range: Competitive

Position Type: Full time

The Role:

The HR Manager reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is part of a small senior leadership team supporting Council’s operations. This hands-on role is supported by a HR Officer and coordinates all aspects of our employment processes.

*This position is residential based on Mornington Island

Key responsibilities:

  • Development and implementation of HR policies and procedures, including ongoing compliance, review and employee awareness activities.
  • Advise and support leaders in managing the performance and development of their employees.
  • Coordinate performance review, remuneration review and other cyclical activities.
  • Recruitment of senior roles and oversight of all recruitment activities. Provide creative ideas for attraction and retention.
  • Develop and produce HR reporting to support Council decisions.
  • Participate in strategic planning activities, advising on legislative landscape, workforce planning, skills development initiatives and other key factors.
  • Manage the systems and processes to support leave management, employee travel entitlements, training and development and employee records management.

Skills and experience

Our ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Tertiary qualification in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, or a relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in a Senior Human Resources role.
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation and Awards, and their interpretation and application.
  • Experience working and living in remote localities.
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills are essential and previous experience working in a local government will be highly regarded.

Benefits and perks

We offer the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary package
  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 2 return flights per year to either Townsville, Mount Isa or Cairns.
  • Subsidised housing and relocation
  • 12% contribution to superannuation

To apply, please forward a cover letter addressing the job criteria and your CV to hr@mornington.qld.gov.au or online via Seek HERE.

Download position description here

For further information regarding the role, please contact:


Phone: 0408 483 537

Email:  hr@mornington.qld.gov.au

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