Head of People & Culture

Location: Brisbane
Job Type: Permanent
Discipline: Executive Search
Reference: 1330430
Posted: 16 days ago
About Cancer Council QLD

For 60 years, Cancer Council Queensland’s (CCQ) pioneering work has helped save thousands of lives and has improved the quality of life for people living with cancer. Their mission is to lead Queenslanders in a partnership against cancer.
Initially established in 1961 as the Queensland Cancer Fund, Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) now employ over 200 employees and have more than 1300 registered volunteers across the state. Dedicated to improving the lives of Queenslanders every day, Cancer Council Queensland are a dynamic, outcome-focused brand who are fortunate to have thousands of Queenslanders donate and volunteer for them each day, helping them to improve cancer control. Cancer Council Queensland is dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with cancer, through research, patient care, prevention and early detection.
The organisation is looking for passionate individuals who share their values (Collaborative; Responsible; Inclusive and Equitable) and are driven to make a real difference in people’s lives.
About the role:
The business has recently embarked on a new and exciting corporate renewal, which is creating a stronger leadership business model to deliver the organisation’s long-term strategy. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and part of the Senior Leadership Team, the Head of People and Culture will provide advice, influential leadership, and support in the ongoing consolidation, strengthening, and development of the CCQ brand.
With ultimate responsibility for the organisation’s strategic People and Culture strategy, this critical position will lead the organisations People Employment and Volunteering function. This includes the continual development of workforce and volunteering strategies and delivery of People and Culture, and volunteering operations
The Head of People and Culture will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of HR and Safety strategies, frameworks and plans that support and drive business strategy and objectives.
Specifically, key accountabilities include:
  • Implement and monitor the People Strategy which supports Cancer Council Queensland’s (CCQ) Strategic Priorities 2023 – 2027.
  • Support the organisation to be client-centric, agile, innovative, and robust.
  • The development and implementation of retention and development strategies
  • Orchestrate workforce planning and talent management approaches that enable a high performing, engaged and skilled, flexible, and mobile workforce.
  • Drive workforce transformation and change management in partnership with the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).
  • Identifying organisation-wide capability development needs and designing and delivering high quality programs to meet these needs.
  • Developing and implementing a learning and continuous feedback culture
  • Ensure People and Culture service delivery capability strengthens organisation-wide people management practices, building group-wide capabilities in key specialist areas to meet increasingly complex demands.
  • Work closely with the Executive Leadership team (ELT) to build and execute sustainable corporate performance improvements, strategic growth, and competitive advantage.
  • Lead initiatives that encourage diversity in the workplace, creating a values driven, safe employment environment that attracts, engages and retains skilled employees and volunteers.
  • Provide advice on People and Culture related matters to the Board and ELT and help shape the organisations culture and strategic direction through leadership, insight, and innovation.  
  • Establish, maintain, and develop relationships with external organisations including suppliers, relevant fundraising bodies, and professional institutes
The Person:
CCQ are looking for a leader that will thrive in an environment that understands the direct correlation between the people experience and customer experience. You will be degree qualified in a relevant discipline and will have a background in leading the people and culture strategy across the Not for Profit or Commercial industry sectors.
To be considered for this critical appointment, you will have a demonstrated background in leading highly engaged, cohesive, and capable multi-disciplined P&C teams that have strengthened organisational people and business outcomes.
Strong knowledge and experience in strategic and operational human resources leadership, with the ability to lead through large-scale transformation and change. You will have exceptional communication and influencing skills and will be able to drive and motivate people at all levels.
Demonstrate integrity in all dealings; be honest and open; listen to and consider stakeholder views; demonstrate empathy; and act in a way that reflects the culture and values of the organisation.

Exceptional stakeholder relationship skills will be critical for this role as you will need to develop and foster essential networks and partnerships necessary to achieve organisational objectives through periods of growth and change.
Ability to identify opportunities for change and lead improvement initiatives will be needed for this leadership position
For a strictly confidential discussion, please contact Callan Raine, Director - Executive on 0411 686 652.
Alternatively, you can request an Executive Briefing pack by sending an email to: laura.thomaslung@troocoo.com

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