Head of Talent

Job Title: Head of Talent
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Reference: 881964
Contact Name: Liana Callaghan
Job Published: August 08, 2019 13:30

Job Description

About Goodstart Early Learning:
Goodstart Early Learning is Australia’s largest early learning provider. As a not–for–profit social enterprise, they exist purely to improve the lives of Australian children and their families. Their people are their foundation, together they work to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and life. The Goodstart Early Learning team support 73,000 children from 61,000 families across 644 centres in all states and territories of Australia.

About this critical appointment:
The Head of Talent is an integral role for the organisation and will lead the innovative thinking and strategic direction around the future of their workforce and approach to talent. Reporting to the Chief Experience Officer, this role will set the strategic and operational direction for the talent acquisition team, deliver on a range of leadership and professional development programs, and provide a focus on succession planning and talent mapping for the business.

The position will ensure the development and advancement of an empowered, inclusive, values-driven workplace culture, and will actively plan for, address and forecast future talent and culture needs within the organisation.

Partnering with the operational leadership team and individual subject matter experts, the role will work in collaboration to develop the design and architecture of the organisation, implementing creative and agile ways of operating. The position will also build a comprehensive diversity and inclusion talent strategy, as well as focus on initiatives that improve communication and collaboration across the business.

Key skills and experience required:
Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Business Administration or similar, combined with extensive experience in People & Culture and Talent Management will be essential in this pivotal appointment. In-depth knowledge and demonstrated success in developing, designing and executing ‘world-class’ talent strategies and programs across various functional disciplines supported by human-centred design thinking, will be critical.

An ability to understand and translate business strategies into talent solutions as well as proven experience implementing large-scale and complex systems and change programs will be required for this role. The successful candidate will exude a leadership presence, be a strategic thinker, strong influencer and will have exceptional stakeholder engagement and consulting ability. Given this is a National role, travel will be required interstate as needed.

Some of the fantastic benefits when working at Goodstart Early Learning: 
  • You will have the opportunity to bring your passion and talent to make a real difference in the world within an industry that resonates with you;
  • Work for a company that has an aspiration to be globally recognised for early years practice and learning outcomes;
  • Access to discounted childcare and Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits;
  • Discounted health care and access to an employee wellbeing program with BUPA;
  • Be a part of a team and work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, inclusion and purpose; and
  • Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity. For further information please contact Liana Callaghan, on 07 3054 1123.
Alternatively, if you are interested in the position, please apply below and we will make sure we will get back to your application shortly. 
Thank you for your interest.

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