People and Talent Manager

Posted 06 August 2023
Job type Permanent

Job description

Are you looking to work for an extraordinary scale-up business in a greenfield, standalone HR role? This could be the dream job for you!

  • Partner directly with the CEO on building and owning the P&C offering
  • Work for a growing company known for pushing the limits of modernity in content creation and design
  • Apply your recruitment and HR generalist skills to deliver, whilst building strategic HR frameworks for future

The Company

There are few organisations who exist in market who are quite as contemporary and inspiring as this business. One of ANZ’s fastest growing print, digital, editorial, video, and social content agencies, their success has been driven by not only their unique products and services but also their art for storytelling, and their enthusiastic and highly skilled team of people. With a focus on community and elevating quality brands, our client is now looking inward and wanting to achieve the same. It is time for the first People & Talent Manager to join and collaborate directly with the Founder and CEO on establishing a P&C offering whilst uplifting the capability of the current and future team.

The Leaders

This role reports directly to the Founder and CEO who is a successful entrepreneur who has achieved a lot in his short career to date. With a considered and warm style, what you will get in partnership with him is a pragmatic and open individual. Committed to seeing his first P&C hire succeed, this Founder is invested in finding the right person not just for now, but also for the future. He has approached his team build in the same way, which is why there is solid loyalty and tenure amongst the ranks of what are a talented and motivated bunch of people.

The Opportunity

As the People & Talent Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping this organisation's culture, attracting top talent, and ensuring the smooth functioning of all P&C specific processes.

Your responsibilities will be broad and stretch across the attraction and onboarding of new team members through to fostering of a positive and contemporary workplace culture, extending to the establishment of strategic HR frameworks. This will be a ‘build’ role; therefore, we need the right mix of experience and appetite from the successful candidate. Specifically, your duties may look like:

  • Recruitment and onboarding of new team members;
  • General day to day HR operations including policies, queries, contract management and employee relations (minimal);
  • Performance reviews plus team training and upskilling;
  • The nurturing of team culture through events, initiatives and otherwise;
  • Conducting surveys to support decisions on strategic priorities and employee engagement; and
  • Aligning the people strategy with the organisational strategy.

In time, you may be able to design and implement an EVP, refine and embed values into the business and guide the organisation toward a more strategic approach to people & culture through the establishment of various frameworks.

About You

To be considered for this role you will ideally have gained experience across both talent acquisition and generalist P&C roles with a tertiary qualification in HR. With a working knowledge of best practice HR, if you have not yet worked in a greenfield role, you will be excited by the opportunity to do so! Ideally you will have worked in a small to medium sized organisation and be comfortable operating with autonomy, being the guiding voice and final destination for People & Culture. A natural collaborator, you will enjoy partnering closely with a Founder and be motivated to join a fast-growing business that will truly rely on you to support it through to the next stage of their journey.

We are not fussed on industry exposure; however, any knowledge or experience gained in media may be advantageous. Finally, we do not expect you to have an exhaustive list of experience gained in all of the duties listed above. Realistically, we need someone to establish this role and focus on recruitment, performance, and general HR as a starting point, creating time back for the Founder and establishing a trusted presence for P&C. The ‘blue sky’ is how you can grow this job, and the exciting work you can take on thereafter as you succeed.

Please note this office is based in the Inner West with car parking nearby and close to public transport. There is currently the preference for working from home one day per week and it is a five day per week full time role.

The Process

Beyond meeting with a Levyl consultant, there will be a two stage interview process (CEO & another business leader) and reference checks. We are hopeful for a start in the short-term future so will move quickly throughout the next steps. Please contact Sarah Bolitho on 0499 027 469 with any questions or for a confidential discussion before applying online.

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