Vacancy Details

About us

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

We are a values driven organisation that is committed to building healthy and engaged teams who benefit from our flexible work options, health and wellbeing initiatives, and development opportunities, so that we grow as individuals and as an organisation.  

We recognise the importance of balancing work and life and understand that priorities change with time; talk to us about hybrid working arrangements and flexible work patterns! 

Want to read more about life in Wodonga or working with Wodonga Council? Click here or visit our website here. 

The role 

This position plays a critical role in cultivating workplace culture that attracts, develops and retains a highly skilled, capable and engaged workforce. Leading a diverse portfolio of work, the Manager People and Safety undertakes workplace planning to build the capacity of the council to deliver on the council plan. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Provide leadership at a strategic level in the development and implementation of human resources strategies and policies that support employee development, capability, performance and engagement that contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization; 
  • Provide leadership and guidance to drive a culture of health, safety and wellbeing; 
  • Provide coaching and mentoring support to leaders of the organisation in the management and leadership of staff; 
  • Provide advice and support to the people and safety team and ensure that their duties are undertaken in an effective and timely manner and in accordance with the council’s policy and relevant industrial awards and legislation; 
  • Manage the development, negotiation and implementation of council’s enterprise agreement (EA). 

If you are enthused by the opportunity to join an exciting climate of development and progress, we would like to hear from you. 

What you will bring 

Our ideal candidate will be able to show us their: 

  • Relevant tertiary bachelor qualifications and extensive experience in strategic and operational human resources management. 
  • Sound knowledge and ability to interpret, communicate and apply IR and HR principles, policies and procedures to work practices and provide specialist advice to management and staff. 
  • Excellent communication and management skills, including conflict resolution, negotiations, and the ability to build effective working relationships across a diverse range of stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes.  
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion, sound judgement and initiative in a political environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in business and organisational planning, high-level report writing and administrative skills. 

How to Apply 

Visit our website 

Use the apply button to commence your application. 

To apply applicants will be required to provide two documents;  

  • a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position (see “what you will bring” above) and,  
  • a current resume. 

The successful applicant will be required to complete a National Police Check and Current Drivers Licence prior to commencement. 

Enquiries:  Director Corporate Services – Susanne Andres | 0408 940 396 | 

Applications close Monday 11:00am, February 6, 2023

Position description below  

Wodonga Council is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. 

Wodonga Council is an equal opportunity employer and provides many benefits for staff, including; 

  • employee health and wellbeing programs,  
  • flexible work arrangements, 
  • learning and development, and 
  • career pathways and opportunities. 

The organisation prides itself on having a positive and supportive culture. We are committed to ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow and enhance the skills of our staff.  We have a strong commitment to the council’s corporate values of trust, integrity, learning and respect. 

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 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