Vacancy Details

Team Leader People  

  • Full time - Permanent role 
  • Salary starting at $93,941 plus superannuation 
  • Great work-life balance | Flexible working options also available 

 Are you looking for an organisation that supports employees through the provision of generous leave entitlements and career development opportunities?

 Are you looking for an organisation that recognises the importance of balancing work and life and understands that your priorities may change over time?

 Do you want to be part of a dynamic People and Safety team?

  Wodonga Council provides high quality services across the community. We are a values-driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams which benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and career development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation.  

At Wodonga Council we offer meaningful work, take pride in what we do and have fun.


The role

 This position supports the organisation through the development, implementation and promotion of efficient, effective and innovative human resources strategies, programs and policies in order to assist the Council to achieve its corporate goals. 

This is a generalist HR position that will be responsible for assisting the Manager People and Safety in maximising the use of Council’s human resources; developing and promoting initiatives that improve productivity, efficiency and the development of staff whilst protecting and improving the working conditions and environment for all Council employees. 


Key aspects of the role include the following. 

  • Apply and interpret the award / enterprise agreement across several different workplace locations and work groups; 
  • Assist in workforce planning that identifies critical roles, succession planning opportunities, workforce gaps and initiatives that retain an engaged and motivated workforce; and 
  • Develop and facilitate in-house training programs that support an understanding of Council policies and processes; 
  • Assisting in the development of policies and procedures; 
  • Delegate tasks to promote skill development and foster job satisfaction and engagement; 
  • Management of a HR team; 
  • Make complex decisions and conduct research to resolve issues of a new and unexpected nature. 
  • Influence and gain high-level cooperation, support and assistance from a range of stakeholders including managers, supervisors, and other agencies and departments. 


Key Selection Criteria:

  Our ideal candidate will be able to show us the following: 

  1. Relevant tertiary qualification such as a Bachelor of Human Resources or other transferable degree, or alternatively an equivalent combination of experience, education and training. 
  2. Demonstrated experience in providing industrial relations advice and education to an organisation. 
  3. Demonstrated experience in conducting HR, IR and ER work practices such as: dispute resolution, conflict management, workplace investigations and leadership coaching. 
  4. Demonstrated ability in developing and maintaining HR data systems to support legislative compliance and best practice reporting. 
  5. Relevant experience in managing and leading a team.


How to Apply

Visit our website 

Use the “apply” button to commence your application. 

Applicants will be required to upload three documents.  

  • A document addressing the key selection criteria as outlined above (support on how to address this criteria can be found here
  • A brief cover letter outlining your skills and experience 
  • A current resume 

Prior to commencement, the successful applicant will be required to provide the following. 

  • A copy of a recent National Police Check (less than 3 months) 
  • A current driver’s licence 
  • A Working with Children Check 

If applicable, evidence regarding your right to work in Australia will need to be presented. 



Manager People & Safety- Leanne Kearney – - 0434 892 384 

Applications Close 11.59pm, Monday 29th April 2024


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We encourage applications from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community; people with a disability; people from any gender identity and sexuality orientation; and people from every age, culture and ethnic background.

If you have special needs that we can address to assist you to submit your application or to fully participate in the selection process, please contact us.

We welcome applications from veterans and defence families. If you are a veteran and would like to discuss how your skills may transfer across, please contact us at