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HR Manager

  • 621589
  • North Sydney
  • Human Resources
  • Other
  • Full Time

ESS Defence has the privilege of serving millions of meals to our Defence personnel. Whether it’s out in the field or in dining halls, we provide everything from snacks, to buffet style meals to first class dining experiences for functions. The support we provide is vital in ensuring our personnel thrive during their service. We deliver high quality food coupled with a fantastic customer service experience.

We are currently recruiting a HR Manager to support our growing Defence Portfolio. The “Defence” portfolio is a division of Compass Group that provides a range of support service to our Defence Personal from Bandiana in Victoria to Cairns in QLD.

The Role

Reporting to the General Manager of People & Safety who is based in Sydney, the HR Manager will provide technical advice and business coaching to the leadership function, and their teams, across all facets of the employee lifecycle including;

  • Provide technical advice on complex employee, department, structure and/or change management processes and issues
  • Support line leaders on HR/ER matters including employee relations, performance management, remuneration, HR policies & procedures and performance management
  • Provide support to our Site operations managers and senior leadership team, and take ownership of escalations or complex matters
  • Engage with the broader People leadership team to develop and execute HR initiatives, strategies and tools, and ensure compliance with industrial instruments and HR metrics. Provide support to payroll as required.
  • Partner with Operations Leaders and Support Services to develop a talent strategy and agenda that will support employee engagement, retention and talent development.
  • Identify opportunities to provide ‘fit for purpose’ solutions and programs to support the employee lifecycle stage
  • Contribute to, and provide leadership for new contract bids and mobilisations

The Person

  • A breadth of HR skills and capability, particularly in employee relations and building organisational capability applied within a commercial framework,
  • A good understanding and knowledge of industrial relations and frameworks and have the ability to build and manage relationships with employees and their representatives
  • A willingness to provide hands on support, and the energy and enthusiasm to get out amongst the business – which may require travelling to remote mining sites
  • A broad range of influencing skills with the ability to develop and maintain relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders
  • An authentic and confident style that is collaborative, inclusive whilst driving outcomes in a rapidly changing environment
  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources Management or Industrial Relations and a demonstrated passion for learning
  • The ability to navigate through tri-party agreements and unionised workplaces

The Benefits

Working in an environment with lean management structures and processes, where HR is a highly valued team member, you will have the ability to have a broad remit and be influential across the business. Compass Group provides great career opportunities globally for capable HR professionals who make a difference.

At Compass we strive to build an environment of inclusion that allows a diverse group of employees to contribute, participate, and succeed. We value the different perspectives and abilities of our employees because they uniquely improve the quality of our work and services we provide for our clients and customers. We believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent and offer many diverse opportunities.  We place great importance in looking after our people and offer a variety of learning and development opportunities, reward and recognition programs, paid parental leave and a selection of corporate benefits.




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