Wayside is growing more and more every day, bringing more and more people into our thriving community.

Head of People and Culture

  • Human Resources and Recruitment
  • Management – Internal
  • Sydney
  • Permanent / Full Time

Use your talents and HR expertise for good – Head of People & Culture at Wayside Chapel

  • Unique opportunity to influence strategic direction of Wayside Chapel
  • Key voice at Executive table
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave

About Wayside Chapel

Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support for people on and around the streets of Sydney since 1964. Today, under the banner of ‘Love over Hate’, Wayside runs two community services centres, an Aboriginal Program, a mental health program and outreach service, two community cafés and two op shops. Our mission is creating community with no ‘us and them,’ breaking down the barriers of judgement and providing a safe place where people from all walks of life are welcome. All our programs are designed to ensure that the most marginalised members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services, as well as a judgment-free place where people are welcome to just ‘be’.

About the role

The day to day responsibilities will encompass workforce planning, recruitment, diversity management, leadership, and – most importantly – to protect and maintain the unique Wayside culture and community heart.

To succeed in this crucial role, you’ll already have a strong understanding of the unique responsibilities, challenges and rewards of working in community services. You’ll be keen to work alongside people who are managing addiction, trauma and homelessness, and approach them as a person to be met, not a problem to be solved. Your 360 degree role doesn’t end with the paid staff of Wayside – you’re a key voice for a large volunteer workforce, visitors, and you’ll be a key voice at the Executive table.

Selection Criteria

  • Significant experience working in a senior-level people and culture role
  • Experience leading workforce-related change projects
  • Demonstrated experience in influencing key stakeholders to improve people and culture management processes
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills
  • A “change-is-welcomed” mentality
  • An ability to constructively apply HR process and legislation to match Wayside’s culture and values

How to apply for this job

  • This recruitment is being handled externally by Hallis.
  • Applications are being reviewed as recieved.
  • For more information or to apply, please send your CV to [email protected] or apply through Seek


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Phone: (02) 9581 9115

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