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Director of People and Culture - Aitken College

Applications are warmly invited for the position of Director of People and Culture at Aitken College.

Applications are warmly invited for the position of Director of People and Culture at Aitken College. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, progressive and experienced Human Resource leader who is committed to making a significant contribution to the continuing growth and development of Aitken College.
The Director of People and Culture is a significant role within Aitken College. The position requires:

  • An exceptional leader with outstanding strategic and people management skills
  • A respectful leader, with experience delivering contemporary Human Resources programs
  • An outstanding communicator who actively builds engagement and capacity in all stakeholders
Aitken College is a co-educational, independent school in association with the Uniting Church, offering Prep to Year 12 education, growing to more than 1400 students and located on 18 hectares in Greenvale, part of the urban growth corridor in the North West.
Aitken College offers a varied academic program which allows students to seek opportunities at all levels including VCE, VCE VM and VET. As part of Values and Faith exploration, all students attend weekly Chapel services, and from Prep to Year 10, participate in compulsory Religion and Values Education classes.
The College values are Compassion, Excellence, Honesty, Kindness and Respect, which are embedded in all aspects of College life.
The Director of People and Culture is a key leadership role within the College.  It contributes to shaping the organisational structure and culture of the staff in line with the College strategic objectives.      
The Director of People and Culture is expected to be a role model with respect to leadership, management and positive behaviours with a focus on continuous improvement. They are responsible for the delivery of employee engagement, cultural change, talent management and succession and organisational efficiency.
The Director of People and Culture is an ongoing position with a 5-year review. It will have a small teaching load (if applicable) and is a position with 8 weeks annual leave. The role commences in Term 1, 2024 (or by negotiation).
  • High level of emotional intelligence with strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated HR experience.
  • Effective leaderships skills with proven ability to drive change.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking to process issues and generate solutions.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships whilst maintaining privacy and confidentiality.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including effective listening skills.
For a confidential conversation, enquiries regarding the application process or to obtain an Applicant Information Pack, which has additional information about the role, please contact:
Brendan Fraser +61 438 618 604, [email protected]

Applications close Monday 15 January 2024.
Your application should consist of a:
  • Covering letter addressing each of the key selection criteria, (no more than 2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Working with Children Check and/or VIT registration
Applications should be emailed to Brendan Fraser:
E: [email protected]
Applications close Monday 15 January 2024. Aitken College reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.
Aitken College regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such, is committed to providing the necessary resources to promote a child safe culture. All staff members of the school are expected and subject to comply with our Child Safety Code of Conduct and Child Sage Policies.

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